Agilent Technologies Helps 3G Designers with 1xEV-DV Test Solution

4/24/2003 - Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) introduced the industry's first 1xEV-DV (1x evolution - data and voice) testing solution for designers of dual-mode chipsets for 1xEV-DV and cdma2000 3G technologies. This new product, targeted for 3G chipset designers, extends Agilent's comprehensive offerings in both wireless design and manufacturing test solutions to support 1xEV technology.

1xEV-DV is the next stage of the cdma2000 3G format, permitting allocation of bandwidth on demand and the ability to support simultaneous performance of both voice and data traffic on the same device. The ability to integrate voice and high-speed data packet services such as video, video-conferencing, and other multimedia services will help propel the industry into the next wave of wireless subscriber growth. Wireless network equipment manufacturers are expected to begin 1xEV-DV interoperability testing and field trials in the third quarter of 2003.

The new Agilent Signal Studio for 1xEV-DV and cdma2000 software (E4438C-414) works with the Agilent E4438C ESG vector signal generator, giving mobile chipset designers a flexible test and verification tool based upon 3GPP2 standards (C.S0002-C). With this solution, designers do not have to hand-code their own signals for this new technology, significantly reducing development time and costs for early chip development.

Signal Studio for 1xEV-DV and cdma2000 provides continuous transmissions of the 1xEV-DV and cdma2000 channels necessary for testing mobile receivers for sensitivity and packet or frame error rate, as well as baseband testing of receiver application specific integrated circuits (ASICs). The software application includes four new 1xEV-DV forward link channels: two short-duration, fully coded packet data channels (PDCH) and two real-time packet data control channels (PDCCH), in addition to forward and reverse link cdma2000 voice channels. This capability allows designers to:

Signal Studio can be downloaded to a PC to evaluate the software prior to purchase. To use the signals created by the software, each E4483C ESG vector signal generator must be licensed separately.

U.S. Pricing and Availability
The 1xEV-DV software (Option E4438C-414) is $6,000 and the E4438C ESG vector signal generator with minimum configuration for this option is $28,350. Both products are now available.

About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is a global technology leader in communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis. The company's 35,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenue of $6 billion in fiscal year 2002. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at

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