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Agilent Technologies to showcase its 3GPP LTE test kit at the 2007 European Microwave Conference

October 2, 2007

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A)today announced that it will showcase its newest test and measurementsolutions for 3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE) at the upcoming 2007 EuropeanMicrowave Conference, Pavilion 908. This event will take place duringEuropean Microwave Week in Munich, Germany, Oct. 8-12. Featuringindustry-leading performance and functionality, Agilent's LTE solutions helpR&D engineers speed development of their evolving LTE designs fornext-generation mobile communications products.

"As a leader in the measurement industry, Agilent is fully committedto providing today's engineers with the resources they need to efficientlyand effectively create products based on LTE," said Ron Nersesian, vicepresident of Agilent's Wireless Business Unit. "Our newest LTE measurementsolutions further demonstrate this commitment and empower engineers to stayat the forefront of this fast-evolving technology."

Agilent will showcase the following solutions, coordinated to support theJuly 2007 release of the standards (36.211 V1.2.1, 36.212 V1.2.3) for theLTE physical layer specifications at 1.4, 1.6, 3.0/3.2, 5, 10, 15 and 20 MHzbandwidths:

  • LTE option to the 89601A Vector Signal Analysis software, whichprovides R&D engineers with deep insight into the RF and modulationcharacteristics of an LTE prototype devices. The 89601VSA software iscapable of analyzing both uplink and downlink LTE signals of all specifiedbandwidths with Type I FDD frame structure. It employs extensivechannel-based color coding and marker coupling among multiple traces tosimplify signal analysis and measurements. The software interoperates withthe ADS system simulation software for capture and playback of LTE signalrecordings for use in early design work. The software, along with existingAgilent PSA, MXA and 89600 signal and spectrum analyzers, gives the mostcomprehensive insight into the performance of prototype LTE-capable devices.

  • Component and amplifier testing with Agilent's N7624B Signal Studiofor 3GPP LTE. Signal Studio is powerful, PC-based software for creatingstandards-based LTE signals and interoperates with Agilent's ADS systemsimulation software. Designed to work with Agilent's N5182A MXG and E4438CESG vector signal generators, it creates single and multi-carrier uplink anddownlink LTE signals. Signal Studio provides spectrally correct, physicallayer coded signals that are tailored for testing and evaluating componentssuch as power amplifiers used in LTE mobile handsets and base transceiverstations. The software also supports importing user files with data that hasbeen pre-coded to simulate transport layer coding, enabling early receiverdesign and test.

  • Agilent 3GPP LTE Wireless Library (E8895) for use with the AgilentAdvanced Design System (ADS) EDA software streamlines the design andverification process of PHY layer signal processing algorithms and IF/RFprocessing. The library provides preconfigured simulation setups with signalsources for downlink and uplink, along with transceiver analysistest-benches for downlink and uplink.

The downlink models have been updated to supportFDD/TDD mode, new P-SCH, new S-SCH, new P-BCH positions in subframe 0 andpartial resource block in subframe 0 of odd number of resource blocks. Theuplink models have also been updated to include channel coding/decodingaccording to TS36.211 v1.2.1 and TS36.212 v1.2.3 of the standard.

Also featured at the show will be Agilent's LTE Connected Solutions,which couple Agilent's range of signal generation and analysis equipmentwith the ADS simulation environment to create a comprehensive test solutionfor the R&D engineer. LTE signals can be created in simulation using the ADSLTE Wireless Library and then downloaded to an Agilent ESG or MXG signalgenerator or logic analyzer to create real-world physical test signals forR&D device-under-test testing. The LTE signals (base and RF) can in turn beanalyzed using an Agilent's logic analyzer or VSA software.

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A)

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