|[December 20, 2012]
TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies Selected by ST-Ericsson for RF and Digital Design Validation Solution Leadership
SANTA CLARA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) announced today that ST-Ericsson (News - Alert)
selected Agilent's solution for characterizing RF transceivers, a key
component of every mobile phone. The RF wireless and
digital laboratory solution required capabilities for LTE (News - Alert), W-CDMA, GSM,
TD-SCDMA, MIMO and DigRF v4.
"The characterization of our RF transceiver requires a huge number of
complex RF and digital measurements mixed together," said Sylvain
Bertrand, ST-Ericsson, RF broadband validation manager. "Agilent (News - Alert) is able
to accurately characterize 2G, 3G and LTE technologies in RF and over
the DigRF digital bus used in mobile phones. The total solution
significantly improves our time-to-market capabilities, while giving us
the incredible platform flexibility and expandability required in
today's competitive market."
The radio transceiver is a crucial part of any mobile phone because it
is the key between the digital portion of the phone and the cellular
network. ST-Ericsson's multistandards testing of smart RF transceivers
requires a broad range of RF analyzers and sources such as the Agilent
PXA signal analyzer; MXG signal generator; DigRF emulator, adapter and
tester; RF power meter; and precision power supply, plus software
dedicated to the vectorial signal such as Agilent Signal Studio, 89600
VSA (vector signal analysis) and X-Series measurement applications.
Agilent measurement experts delivered an integrated RF and digital test
solution that combined industry-leading hardware wih
"It was critical to meet the stringent cellular specifications from GSM
to LTE, including W-CDMA, and TD-SCDMA with both speed and
uncompromising accuracy. Our innovative laboratory solution delivers a
10X improvement over previous methods in system-characterization test
time," said Guy Séné, president of Agilent's Electronic Measurement
Group. "The unmatched combination of hardware, software and support is
characteristic of our 60-plus years of market leadership in electronic
testing, and it spans R&D through validation and characterization.
Agilent's unique approach not only addressed the technical requirements
but also lowered the total cost of the solution."
Agilent works with leading technology developers and international
standards groups to help ensure products can be brought to market
quickly and with impeccable quality while accelerating design,
validation and compliance testing. More information is available at www.agilent.com/find/Cellular
ST-Ericsson is a global wireless platform and semiconductor supplier to
the top worldwide mobile-device manufacturers. Additional information
can be found at www.stericsson.com.
About Agilent Technologies (News - Alert)
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world's premier measurement
company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences,
diagnostics, electronics and communications. The company's 20,500
employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had
revenues of $6.9 billion in fiscal 2012. Information about Agilent is
available at www.agilent.com.
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