Design Engineers Develop Serial I/O with Agilent PCI Express Tools

9/17/2003 - Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) demonstrated industry-first PCI ExpressTM products that will help engineers and lab managers reduce time to market for high-speed serial bus products that are based on the new PCI Express standard. Agilent's latest additions to the industry's most advanced and comprehensive range of PCI Express test, validation and management products increase test coverage, decrease validation time and protect customer investment.

PCI Express is a new high-speed serial I/O bus that uses point-to-point signaling and a fully packetized protocol to offer design engineers in the computing and communications industries a scalable and extensible architecture with up to 32 selectable lane widths handling high-bandwidth frequencies. The products offer the best coverage for all layers, from physical to protocol test equipment, and provide optimized features and functionalities for the various PCI Express environments and applications.

Agilent's new PCI Express products at IDF, booths No. 219 and 441, include the following:

In addition to offering the most comprehensive PCI Express tool suite available today, Agilent provides a broad line of test tools for full system validation, including testing of high-speed serial links, PCI-X 2.0 and DDR memory solutions (from FuturePlus Systems), as well as remote management and keyboard, video and mouse (KVM) solutions that reduce unplanned downtime of servers.

"Agilent's commitment to PCI Express implementation is demonstrated by our continuous, innovative product development and the introduction of nine new products brought to the market in the past 12 months," said Siegfried Gross, vice president and general manager of Agilent's Digital Verifications Solutions Division. "This enables our customers to stay at the forefront of PCI Express market developments and technology innovation."

"Industry support for PCI Express technology will accelerate the development of enterprise systems and adapters enabled by the serial I/O technology," said Jim Pappas, director of initiative marketing, Intel Enterprise Platform Group. "Development of test, management and validation tools, such as those from Agilent, is an important step in garnering the full benefits of PCI Express technology."

More information on all of these products is available at Additional information about Agilent at IDF is available in an online media kit at

About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is a global technology leader in communications, electronics, chemical analysis and life sciences. The company's 30,000 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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