Agilent Technologies Will Demonstrate Test and Characterization Tools at OFC/NFOEC


SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 24, 2012

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) will demonstrate the latest components and test equipment for optical communications at OFC/NFOEC, March 6-8, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Agilent products help optical component companies stay competitive and accelerate the process of bringing their terabit designs and optical transceivers to market.

Driven by new cloud-based and mobile services and an increasing number of large-scale data centers, the demand for more bandwidth at lower power consumption continues to escalate. Advanced modulation formats are being deployed in long-haul and metro telecommunication systems, and data streams are being standardized to fill the new 100-G pipes.

"Researchers and transmission system designers will enjoy seeing 32-QAM dual-polarization modulation testing at 28 Gbaud," said Juergen Beck, general manager of Agilent's Digital and Photonic Test Division. "Plus, development and manufacturing engineers working with next-generation optical components and signals for systems at 40/100 G will be able to see our fast and accurate component-characterization and signal-analysis solutions. These solutions help reduce OPEX and CAPEX by speeding up component testing."

Visit Agilent at Booth 1201 to see:

Solutions for Datacom Networks and Cloud Computing

With 10-GbE/28-G/40-G and 100-GbE tributaries for high-capacity links driving test needs for enterprise networks and high-speed computing, Agilent will demonstrate:

  • Waveform analysis test solutions for research, design validation and manufacturing.
  • Stressed-eye test solutions for optical receivers up to 28 G.

Solutions for Metro/Transport Networks

With complex modulation driving system and component test needs in the metro/transport network, Agilent will demonstrate:

  • Research test solutions for coherent transmission systems.
  • Test solutions for active and passive components used in coherent receivers.

About Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world's premier measurement company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, electronics and communications. The company's 18,700 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $6.6 billion in fiscal 2011. Information about Agilent is available at

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