TAIPEI, Taiwan, Oct. 22, 2007
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that its Mobile WiMAX (IEEE 802.16e-2005) measurement solutions were used by participants at the WiMAX Forum's recent, public Mobile WiMAX PlugFest, an interoperability showcase in Taipei, Taiwan. Agilent's Mobile WiMAX solutions include the Agilent MXG, Signal Studio, MXA, 89601A Vector Signal Analyzer (VSA) software and the E6651A Mobile WiMAX Test Set. Featuring exceptional performance and functionality, these solutions provided PlugFest participants with PHY, MAC and functional test capabilities not currently available with competing solutions.
In particular, the recently introduced MIMO capability on the Agilent E6651A Mobile WiMAX Test Set demonstrated the ability to test MIMO and other Wave 2 profile functionality. Bringing a new level of innovative test features and performance to the developer, Agilent's Mobile WiMAX measurement solutions provide engineers with the necessary tools to perform accurate, cost-effective and fast signal analysis, signal generation, protocol testing, and end-to-end functional test in the lab.
Agilent's comprehensive set of WiMAX(tm) and Mobile WiMAX measurement solutions will next be shown from Oct. 22-23 at the Taipei 2007 WiMAX Forum Showcase and Conference. On display will be a full complement of test solutions for R&D, design verification, manufacturing, protocol conformance and interoperability test, as well as network deployment and service assurance. These solutions provide today's engineers with a level of performance and functionality not currently available from competing solutions.
Show attendees will also see a range of new test capabilities that support physical layer signal generation and analysis for Wave 2 system profiles -- crucial to the successful deployment of Mobile WiMAX products. Specific capabilities include matrix A and matrix B signals for downlink, uplink collaborative MIMO, and creation of HARQ bursts and uplink sounding zones. In addition, attendees will see MIMO-fading embedded in a waveform, enabling testing of MIMO receivers without the added expense of fading hardware or software.
"This line-up of leading-edge, performance-based systems demonstrates our wide offering of WiMAX test solutions that are enabling a successful WiMAX marketplace deployment," said I-Lung Shen, general manager, Agilent's Electronic Measurements Group, Taiwan. "Agilent's participation in the PlugFest and WiMAX Forum Showcase and Conference, reinforces Agilent's commitment to the success of WiMAX. Our leadership and dedication to meet the needs and issues not fully addressed by other test solutions on the market will empower today's engineers to create a new range of WiMAX-based communication possibilities tomorrow."
Agilent will demonstrate the following WiMAX products at the event:
Additional information about Agilent's WiMAX solutions is available at www.agilent.com/find/wimax.
About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world's premier measurement company and a technology leader in communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis. The company's 19,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenue of $5.0 billion in fiscal 2006. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at www.agilent.com.
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