Low-Cost Functional Test System for Wireless Handsets
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 6, 2006 -- Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced the Agilent GS-8000 Lite Wireless Functional Test System targeted at the low-cost manufacturing test of mobile handsets. It is a streamlined version of the higher-performance Agilent GS-8000 Functional Test System, which offers more complex test capabilities at higher test speeds. The GS-8000 Lite is intended for low to medium-cost handset manufacturers who require "just enough" test and want to greatly reduce the cost of test and handling time. Mobile handset manufacturers require a core set of tests during manufacturing test. The Agilent GS-8000 Lite has been designed to incorporate these essential test capabilities, excluding the more advanced and complex features that are not always required. This design philosophy ensures that the GS-8000 Lite provides a cost-effective test platform with just enough tests to evaluate a handset's performance. "As the cost of handsets goes down, so must the cost of test," said Amir Aghdaei, vice president and general manager of Agilent's Measurement Systems Division. "With the introduction of GS-8000 Lite, along with our worldwide and comprehensive service and support model, I am confident that we can address our customers' needs for a reliable and cost-effective solution." With its multi-format test capabilities, the GS-8000 Lite supports various UMTS wireless communication standards such as GSM, GPRS, EGPRS and W-CDMA. It can be upgraded in the future to include formats such CDMA2000, 1x EV-DO and HSDPA. Automated test is enabled through the GS-8000 Lite's software, which features one-button auto-tests and a library of pre-defined test. The GS-8000 Lite uses the Agilent N9360A Multi-UE Tester with two semi-automated RF shield enclosures, maximizing system utilization by dramatically reducing handling time. U.S. Pricing and Availability The Agilent GS-8000 Lite base price starts at $32,000. The system is available now. More information about the GS8000L is available at www.agilent.com/find/GS8000Lite High-resolution images are available at www.agilent.com/find/GS8000Lite_image.