Agilent' IR Transceiver Powers NEC's Full-color Display Mobile Phone

5/8/2003 - Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) announced that it is supplying its HSDL-3002 infrared (IR) transceiver with remote control capability to NEC for use in that company's full-color display mobile phone.

With the Agilent HSDL-3002's IR port, the NEC N504iS mobile phone provides cordless communications functions such as exchanging pictures with other handsets. In addition, the transceiver can also control TVs and VCRs up to 6 meters (approximately 20 feet) away from the handset. A preinstalled application supports remote control of Sony, Sharp and Panasonic televisions. For other devices, users can download remote control data configurations from an NEC-operated i-mode site or, since the N504iS is a smart remote, it can record signals from existing IR remotes to control other entertainment devices and home appliances.

The NEC N504iS -- introduced by NTT DoCoMo in Japan in late November 2002 -- weighs only 105 g (3.70 oz) with dimensions of 95 x 48 x 19.8 mm (3.8 x 1.92 x 0.79 in.) when folded. It is equipped with a 1.9-inch, 4,096 color STN (supertwist nematic) LCD and supports data transmission speeds up to 28.8 Kb/s. Its 310,000-pixel CMOS image sensor camera includes a revolutionary "Access Reader" OCR function, which can capture alphanumeric data such as e-mail addresses, URLs and phone numbers on business cards.

"Today's mobile phones incorporate both IR ports and an incredible amount of data processing capacity, which means that the addition of the capability to record and transmit remote control signals is easily added," said Kee Hane Ngoh, operations manager of Agilent's Infrared Products Operation. "NEC's experience shows other manufacturers that they can increase the value of their products at very little additional cost."

The Agilent HSDL-3002 is the industry's first small form factor IR transceiver module that combines IrDA (Infrared Data Association)-compliant low power serial infrared operation at speeds to 115.2 Kb/s with IR remote control transmission. Its dimensions are 2.7 mm height by 9.1 mm width and 3.65 mm depth, and it is specifically designed for low power consumption with a shutdown current of just 10 nA, helping to extend battery life in mobile devices.

Information on Agilent's IR transceiver products is available on the Web at

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Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is a global technology leader in communications, electronics and life sciences. 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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