September 5, 2011

Agilent Technologies Enhances High-Speed Serial Interconnect Analysis Software for R&D, Quality Assurance, Manufacturing Test


Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced the latest release of its ENA Option TDR application software, Revision A.01.50. The enhanced software is designed to meet the requirements of the latest high-speed digital standards used in R&D, quality assurance and manufacturing test.

With the increase in bit rates, standards continue to evolve and new measurements are often the result. There is a growing need in the industry for more thorough evaluation of components, as well as evaluation under actual operating conditions.

"There are various ways to approach performance enhancements," said Hisao Yamaoka, marketing manager with Agilent's Component Test Division – Kobe. "Agilent's approach is to provide continuous improvement on the measurements that our customers care most about. The ENA Option TDR Revision A.01.50 stays true to that heritage."

The enhanced Agilent software delivers the following updates for high-speed digital measurements, enabling users to:
  • Determine optimal signal conditioning for high-speed digital link with emphasis and equalization features. Simulate emphasis and equalization via a simple GUI.
  • Perform stressed eye diagram analysis of interconnects with the jitter insertion feature. Impairments such as random and periodic (sinusoidal) jitter can be configured.
  • Analyze impedance of active devices under actual operating conditions with Hot TDR measurement capability. The spurious frequencies of the transmitter can be determined from the data rate (user input) and avoided during the frequency sweep, allowing for fast and accurate measurements.

About ENA Option TDR
The ENA Option TDR application software is the ideal one-box solution for high-speed serial interconnect analysis. The ENA Option TDR includes three breakthrough features: simple and intuitive operation, fast and accurate measurements, and ESD robustness. The one-box solution is used by signal integrity engineers who require efficient design and verification in R&D, quality assurance and manufacturing.

U.S. Pricing and Availability
Agilent's ENA Option TDR Revision A.01.50 is available now, with a starting price of just under $40,000.

For more information on ENA Option TDR, go to www.agilent.com/find/ena-tdr. High-resolution images are available at www.agilent.com/find/ena-tdr_images.

See the Agilent ENA Option TDR application software and connect with Agilent experts at DesignCon East in Boston, Sept. 27-28, at the Hynes Convention Center, Booth 1101. Agilent will demonstrate approaches to help cut through the challenges of multi-gigabit designs with its wide array of high-speed digital tools focused on measurement and simulation.

About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world's premier measurement company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, electronics and communications. The company's 18,500 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $5.4 billion in fiscal 2010. Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com.