Agilent Technologies Introduces Industry's Most Comprehensive Compliance Testing for 10GBASE-KR and 40GBASE-KR4 Ethernet Backplane Standards

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 1, 2013

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced compliance testing support for 10GBASE-KR Ethernet backplane standards used in networking applications. The N8814A 10GBASE-KR Ethernet compliance application is Agilent's solution for transmitter tests. It includes 10GBASE-KR and optional 40GBASE-KR4 Ethernet backplane test standards as described in the IEEE 802.3ap specification. The application is compatible with all currently shipping Infiniium real-time oscilloscopes that have bandwidth of 25 GHz or more.

Growing consumer demand for more bandwidth from the Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture is driving the need for more network testing. 10GBASE-KR and 40GBASE-KR4 are widely used standards for networking hardware. These standards allow a large number of network devices (including routers, switches and servers) to communicate across an Ethernet backplane.

The Agilent 10GBASE-KR compliance application provides an automated test script that allows engineers to quickly and reliably test Ethernet signals across a backplane. An option is also available for testing 40GBase-KR4 devices using Agilent's switch matrix. The compliance application can be automated to run over extended periods, and it allows engineers to add incremental user-defined tests.

Additional information about Agilent's N8814A 10GBASE-KR compliance application can be found at Product images are available at

U.S. Pricing and Availability

The N8814A 10GBASE-KR compliance application is available now at $6,900. The application includes support for the 10GBASE-KR Ethernet backplane standard and offers optional support for the 40GBASE-KR4 Ethernet backplane standard. Additional switch matrix hardware and software options are required for 40GBASE-KR4 compliance testing.

Agilent's complete portfolio of oscilloscopes is available in a variety of form factors, from 20 MHz to 90 GHz. Agilent scopes offer industry-leading specifications and powerful applications.

About Agilent Technologies

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