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Agilent to feature wireless communication design and test solutions at 2014 Mobile World Congress

February 18, 2014

Agilent Technologies Inc. announced it will show its newest wireless design and test solutions that address present and future test technology challenges in  LTE, LTE-A, and 3GPP, Releases 11 and 12, at Mobile World Congress, Feb. 24-27, Barcelona, Spain.

The design and test solutions focus on the higher-capacity capabilities needed to address increased peak data rates with multiple technologies, including carrier aggregation, enhanced use of multi-antenna techniques, and enhanced uplink for next-generation wireless device R&D and manufacturing.

“Even as LTE and LTE-Advanced are being deployed, work is already starting on the successor, 5G,” said Benoit Neel, vice president and general manager, EMEA field operations, Agilent. “As we prepare to become Keysight Technologies and separate from Agilent later this year, the need for high-speed connectivity will be an ever-increasing denominator as we look ahead to 5G networks. We are committed to delivering the design and test solutions that will help achieve the ‘everything, everywhere,’ always-connected environment.”  

Agilent will show the new E6640A EXM wireless test set, which offers breakthrough manufacturing-test scalability in wireless and connectivity technology coverage. It features the performance and capacity to test up to 32 cellular and wireless-connectivity devices in parallel for Category 6 data throughput.

Agilent will also feature its E7515A UXM wireless test set, a highly integrated signaling test set created for functional and RF design validation in the 4G era and beyond. The UXM delivers a broad range of capabilities that enable testing of the newest wireless device designs, delivering LTE-Advanced Category 6 now and handling increasingly complex test cases in the future.

Today the integration of all things wireless includes advanced car systems, which contain RF, wireless, millimeter-wave and high-speed digital technologies. Automotive communication and component test challenges now include 2/3/4G cellular, 802.11p WAVE, Bluetooth ® Low Energy and Near Field Communication (NFC). The technology offers huge benefits, such as blind-spot detection, emergency braking and real-collision protection to help drivers avoid potential risk and accidents, but it brings significant design and test challenges to automotive companies and ecosystem players.

As a leading RF, wireless, millimeter-wave and high-speed digital design and test equipment company, Agilent offers a broad and powerful set of performance automotive serial bus test solutions for R&D as well as for production and conformance test. These include oscilloscopes, signal generators, signal analyzers and one-box testers for RF and wireless verification.

To learn more about the EXM and UXM one-box wireless test sets, test solutions for advanced car systems, and other new wireless test solutions from Agilent, visit Mobile World Congress, Hall 2: 2I8MR and 2J9MR. Customers will be able to schedule a time to meet with Agilent experts and discuss the design and test solutions to solve their most complex wireless communications challenges.

For more information, please visit Agilent Cellular, Agilent Wireless, Agilent High-Speed Digital Solutions and Current Activity in 5G.