Agilent Unveils Comprehensive Test Tools for Wireless Communications

11/30/2004 - Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) announced comprehensive new tools for the Agilent E5515C (8960 Series 10) wireless communications test set. The Agilent E5515C with lab applications -- a bench-top network emulation tool -- provides an integrated solution with high accuracy and repeatability for R&D teams and chipset manufacturers testing multi-format wireless devices. These new tools expedite the chip, module, application and wireless-device development process, reducing cost and frustration by eliminating complex RF connections and unrepeatable calibrations.

The enhancements to the Agilent E5515C with lab applications include:

"The Agilent E5515C with lab applications switches between combinations of wireless technologies in less than two seconds for most formats -- a process that used to take tens of seconds to minutes," said Earl Thompson, vice president and general manager of Agilent's Wireless Division. "The multi-format and fast-switching capabilities let developers quickly and effectively test raw data throughput, stress test multi-feature wireless devices and simulate applications operating in real-world conditions."

The Agilent E5515C lab applications include technology-specific Wireless Protocol Advisor (WPA) software, providing diagnostic tools that let designers view protocol layer messaging between the wireless device and the network. Wireless Test Manager (WTM) software, purchased separately, lets engineers develop and support their own automated test processes, expedite development of final test plans and calibration tests for wireless device production lines. The WTM software for cdma2000/IS-95/AMPS, W-CDMA and GSM/GPRS/EGPRS features the Visual Basic .NET development platform. The WPA and WTM software streamline the device's transition from development to production and reduce test support costs.

Further Information
Additional information about Agilent E5515C lab applications, WTM, and WPA software is available at
Additional information about the Agilent E5515C and wireless communications test is available at
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U.S. Pricing and Availability
The Agilent E5515C wireless communications test set and lab applications are available now.

About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is a global technology leader in communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis. The company's 28,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenue of $7.2 billion in fiscal year 2004. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at

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