SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 13, 2006 -- Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced the worldwide availability of its N9310A RF Signal Generator. This instrument provides high performance and superior quality at a lower cost, while significantly reducing the cost of test. As more consumer electronics devices require sophisticated RF technologies, manufacturers face the challenge of reducing the cost of test and time-to-market without compromising the quality of product design and production. The new Agilent N9310A RF signal generator reinforces Agilent's entry into the low-cost test instruments market and delivers on Agilent's commitment to provide leading-quality and cost-effective products to customers. The Agilent N9310A RF signal generator covers ranges from 9 kHz to 3 GHz and full range of modulation types, including AM, FM, phase modulation, pulse modulations and an optional IQ modulator. With external IQ source, it can easily generate various types -- even I/Q modulated signals such as GSM, CDMA and OFDM signals as seen in modern digital communications systems. The ease of usability helps to ensure that manufacturers can use the Agilent N9310A more successfully. User-friendly features, such as multiple-language display, 6.5-inch TFT color screen, and USB connectivity for effortless automated tests and remote control, help to reduce operation time. The N9310A's compact size offers easy installation and maintenance, which can help with overall setup and reduce operation cost. With versatile functions and capabilities, the N9310A expands Agilent's existing range of RF signal sources products to a broader consumer base. It can be used in high-volume consumer electronic manufacturing, low-cost R&D, service installation and maintenance, and especially in educational teaching labs. Students will be able to focus on RF circuit experimentation and exercises, as the N9310A offers sufficient performance for many basic research projects. The Agilent N9310A was initially launched in July 2006 in the Asia market. "The Agilent N9310A helps customers significantly reduce the cost of test, allowing them to stay competitive in today's price sensitive markets," said Huo Feng, general manager of Agilent Chengdu Instruments Division. "Customers also have access to Agilent's superior technical support, backed by a global service and calibration network. The launch of N9310A is a milestone for Agilent's low-cost test initiative in the RF segment, and reiterates Agilent's commitment to continue to provide value-added solutions to high-growth electronics manufacturing activities worldwide." U.S. Pricing and Availability The Agilent N9310A is available for order worldwide with prices starting at approximately $6,700. Additional information about the Agilent N9310A Series is available at High-resolution images are available at