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Agilent Technologies Wins Contract from Sequans Communications for Mobile WiMAX(tm) Protocol Conformance Test

 

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 10, 2008

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that Sequans, a leading provider of Mobile WiMAX silicon and reference designs, has awarded Agilent a contract for Mobile WiMAX Protocol Conformance Test (PCT). Sequans will use Agilent's N6430A Mobile WiMAX PCT system to perform pre-certification testing on its mobile station and base station reference designs.

"To be selected by Sequans is a great endorsement of Agilent's N6430A PCT system," said C. J. Meurell, European Operations general manager of Agilent's WiMAX and WLAN one-box-tester products.

Agilent's N6430A PCT solution delivers a comprehensive suite of test solutions for 802.16-2004/Cor2 D3/802.16e-2005 Mobile WiMAX PCT and development testing, from a scripting interface to a fully functional radio bearer based on the Agilent E6651A platform. The N6430A supports a significant and growing number of validated WiMAX PCT test cases. The Agilent E6651A portfolio of solutions supports multiple R&D testing needs in addition to PCT, including base-station emulation, RF parametric measurements and Radiated Performance Testing.

Sequans is a leading supplier of chipsets for the Mobile WiMAX IEEE 802.16e-2005 standard, as well as for the fixed WiMAX IEEE 802.16-2004 standard. Sequans' Mobile WiMAX mobile station chip, the SQN1130 Wave 2-ready MIMO chip, delivers more than 30 Mbps throughput while drawing less than 280 mW of power. Its Mobile WiMAX base station chip, the SQN2130, can be used to build any size base station -- femto, pico, micro or multisector macro, due to its high-throughput, yet low-cost design.

"Selecting Agilent's N6430A PCT system was an easy choice for us," said Bernard Aboussouan, Sequans vice president of Marketing & Business Development. "The Agilent system is the most flexible and comprehensive WiMAX PCT test solution available today."

For more information about the Agilent N6430A WiMAX Protocol Conformance Test and Development Solution see www.agilent.com/find/pct.

Agilent in WiMAX

A Principal Member of the WiMAX Forum (www.wimaxforum.org), Agilent Technologies is an active participant in this organization. As a world leader in test and measurement solutions, Agilent continues to be at the forefront of this emerging market, offering WiMAX design and test solutions that span the entire technology lifecycle -- R&D, design verification and pre-conformance, conformance, manufacturing through network deployment and service assurance. Information about Agilent's WiMAX design and test solutions can be found at www.agilent.com/find/wimax.

About Sequans Communications

SEQUANS Communications is the leading supplier of subscriber station and base station chips for both fixed and mobile WiMAX, based on IEEE 802.16-2004 and 802.16e-2005 standards. Sequans has products that are WiMAX Forum Certified(tm) for both Fixed and Mobile WiMAX, for both base station and subscriber station technology, and is the first and only WiMAX chipmaker to achieve this distinction. Sequans offers equipment manufacturers the most complete and powerful semiconductor solutions available today, enabling them to build the widest range of high performing WiMAX network components: femto, pico, micro and multi-sector macro base stations, outdoor and indoor subscriber terminals, home gateways, and all types of mobile devices. www.sequans.com


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 revenues of $5.4 billion in fiscal 2007. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at www.agilent.com.

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Contact:

Janet Smith, Agilent
+1 970 679 5397
janet_smith@agilent.com

Kimberly Tassin, Sequans
+1 206 654 1001
kimberly@sequans.com