Agilent Technologies' All-in-One MIPI D-PHY Test Platform Selected by ST-NXP Wireless

Complete, Easy-to-Use Test Solution Provides Industry-First Automated Physical Layer Receiver and Transmitter Tests for the Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI), Fastens Test Time 

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 17, 2008

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that ST-NXP Wireless has selected Agilent's physical layer sink test solution to test its devices according to the MIPI D-PHY standard. This test setup provides the industry's first and complete automated physical layer receiver and transmitter tests, and also speeds up and simplifies test.

Agilent's solution passed ST-NXP Wireless' rigorous evaluation process, which focused on test capabilities and the amount of automation provided. The main components of the solution ST-NXP Wireless selected include the Agilent ParBERT 81250A as generator, an Infiniium 90000A Series oscilloscope, a 81150A pulse function arbitrary noise generator as noise source and the N5990A test automation software platform.

"We are very pleased with the technical capabilities, flexibility and versatility of the Agilent solution," said Pierre Guenard, Validation Lab manager with ST-NXP Wireless. "Using Agilent's hardware and the N5990A software of Agilent's partner BitifEye will allow us to test the emerging MIPI D-PHY standard, reduce test time and increase throughput."

"We are excited that ST-NXP Wireless selected our solution for MIPI D-PHY testing," said Christian Hennes, ST global account manager at Agilent. "Agilent and BitifEye are committed to help drive the future of the MIPI D-PHY interface and will stay focused to address the needs of our MIPI customers in the future, too."

Benefits of the Agilent MIPI D-PHY test solution include:

  • high signal performance with low intrinsic jitter;
  • fully automated receiver tests, including system calibration and control of the Auxiliary Channel;
  • glitch-free change of timing parameters and full control of transitions between different modes and channels;
  • rapid test execution;
  • high flexibility, thanks to the ParBERT 81250A platform, which supports multiple applications, such as MIPI and HDMI, in one configuration;
  • consistent results; and
  • investment protection for the ParBERT 81250A installed base.

Additional information about Agilent's MIPI compliance test solution is available at High-resolution images are available at

U.S. Pricing and Availability

The Agilent MIPI test solution is available now. Pricing starts at $150,000, depending on the configuration.

About MIPI

The Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI) Alliance is an open membership organization that includes leading companies in the mobile industry that share the objective of defining and promoting open specifications for interfaces in mobile terminals. MIPI Specifications establish standards for hardware and software interfaces between the processors and peripherals typically found in mobile terminal systems. By defining such standards and encouraging their adoption throughout the industry value chain, the MIPI Alliance intends to reduce fragmentation and improve interoperability among system components, benefiting the entire mobile industry.

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 20,000 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

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