Test and Measurement Channel

Agilent Technologies Expands its DisplayPort Test Capability

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 5, 2007 -- Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that it expanded its DisplayPort test solution with the most flexible, comprehensive solution for design, characterization and debug, as well as compliance testing for source and sink. This allows engineers to speed up the development cycle and time to market of new personal computer displays. Agilent offers a DisplayPort test solution for source and sink test, comprised of the DSO80804B Infiniium oscilloscope and the E4887A TMDS signal generator, and has submitted a method of implementation (MOI) to the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) for source and sink compliance tests as described by Compliance Test Specification (CTS). DisplayPort is a new standard driven by VESA, an organization comprised of leading companies in the High Definition Digital Display industry that are driving the development of this new digital interface. As part of its standards compliance, VESA has established a comprehensive compliance test program for DisplayPort that includes product certification at independent third-party test houses for physical layer and link layer compliance testing. Physical layer test is comprised of source, sink and cable (media) test detailed in the DisplayPort CTS. "Agilent's DisplayPort source and sink test products provide the most flexible, comprehensive solution for design, characterization and debug, as well as compliance testing," said Siegfried Gross, vice president and general manager of Agilent's Digital Test Division. "It's important to provide not only the tools for DisplayPort compliance test, but the test capability to support the design engineer through the entire DisplayPort development cycle." Benefits of Agilent's DSO80804B Infiniium oscilloscope and E4887A TMDS signal generator DisplayPort source and sink test solution include: * comprehensive source and sink design and characterization test capability; * investment protection of TDMS signal generator for both HDMI and DisplayPort testing; and * easier, faster compliance testing with source and sink method of implementation. U.S. Pricing and Availability Pricing for Agilent's DSO80804B Infiniium oscilloscope DisplayPort source test solution starts at $93,000. The DisplayPort stressed signal generator is based on the Agilent E4887A TMDS signal generator. Pricing starts at $130,000. The products are available now.

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