April 1, 2012

Agilent Technologies Announces Test Software for Equipment Based on Altair Semiconductor's FourGee 3100/6200 TDD/FDD LTE Chipset

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) has announced a new application based on its N7300 series chipset software platform. The Agilent N7304A-2, used with the company's EXT wireless communications test set, was created in collaboration with Altair Semiconductor and optimized for high-volume manufacturing test for equipment based on Altair's FourGee 3100/6200 TDD/FDD LTE chipset.

The N7304A-2, a fully integrated and automated solution, provides fast RF calibration and verification of TDD/FDD LTE technologies for handsets, mobile devices and customer-premise equipment based on Altair's FourGee 3100/6200. The N7304A-2 leverages the measurement science and advanced sequence analyzer techniques of Agilent X-series signal analyzers.

The solution offers OEMs, ODMs, module manufacturers and design houses a reliable and efficient test solution to speed their TDD/FDD LTE devices to market.

"The test and measurement expertise we have incorporated into this solution will help device manufacturers save engineering effort and reduce the total cost of test," said Joe Depond, general manager, Agilent's Mobile Broadband Operation. "The new N7304A chipset software delivers the fastest RF parametric test solution to a wide range of Altair LTE chipset-based modules and mobile devices."

"We are very pleased with Agilent's support for our customers seeking an efficient and mature production-line test solution," said Eran Eshed, co-founder and vice president of marketing and business development at Altair. "Altair's customers are in the process of ramping up their production lines, and the capability that is now available from Agilent is essential to ensure they achieve high manufacturing yields at the lowest price and highest capacity."

Additional information and pricing for the N7304A chipset software can be found at www.agilent.com/find/n7304a. High-resolution product images are available at http://www.agilent.com/find/N7304A_images.

For more information on Agilent N7300 series chipset software, see www.agilent.com/find/n7300.
More information about the EXT wireless communications test set can be found at www.agilent.com/find/ext.

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 18,700 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $6.6 billion in fiscal 2011.

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