Agilent Technologies Introduces Compliance Testing Application for SFP+ and QSFP+ Ethernet Standards

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 12, 2013

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced a compliance testing application for devices that use SFP+ (enhanced small form-factor pluggable) standards in networking and server applications.

Agilent's solution for transmitter tests includes SFP+ and optional QSFP+ (quad-enhanced small form-factor pluggable) test standards as described in the SFF-8431 specification. The N6468A SFP+ Ethernet compliance application can be used with all currently shipping Infiniium real-time oscilloscopes that have bandwidths of 25 GHz or more.

The growth of telecommunications and data communications between network devices such as servers, routers and media converters has intensified demand for greater bandwidth between these devices. SFP+ and QSFP+ technologies, which allow a large number of devices to communicate across fiber optic and copper cables, are widely used in networking hardware.

The Agilent SFP+ compliance application provides an automated test script that allows engineers to test transmitter signals quickly and reliably. The compliance application can test SFP+ and optionally QSFP+ devices with Agilent's switch matrix option. The compliance application can be automated to run over extended periods of time, and it allows engineers to add incremental user-defined tests if desired.

Additional information about Agilent's N6468A SFP+ compliance application can be found at Product images are available at

Information on Agilent's complete line of oscilloscopes is available at

U.S. Pricing and Availability

The N6468A SFP+ Ethernet compliance application is available now and is priced at $6,900. For QSFP+ compliance testing capability, additional switch matrix hardware and software options are required.

About Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world' s premier measurement company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, diagnostics, electronics, and communications. The company's 20,500 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had revenues of $6.9 billion in fiscal 2012. Information about Agilent is available at

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