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Low-cost test system targets mobile phones

Posted: 03 Jul 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Agilent? GS-8210? mobile-phone test system?

Agilent Technologies Inc. has introduced a low-cost mobile-phone functional test system designed for the wireless communication market. The GS-8210 system includes a mobile station tester, test software and RF shield box with build-in antenna coupler.

Agilent said the new tester is designed for the low-cost mobile phone testing market. The RF shield box offers the environment to simulate call operation, provide reliable test results and avoid conflicts with real networks. Its software automates the user's testing program.

The mobile communication industry is experiencing a huge technology shift with the evolution to 3G. Manufacturers and service providers are continually pressured to deliver cheaper and more affordable handsets in order to attract more users. As the number of subscribers increases, the demand for easy-to-use and cost-efficient test equipment grows significantly stronger. Agilent's new test system promises to address these needs, allowing users to perform functional testing on the manufacturing line, fault diagnoses and adjustments on the manufacturing QA and repair lines, and "go/no-go" test at service shops.

"In the last several years, we have had a tremendous opportunity to work closely with some of our strategic customers around the world," said Amir Aghdaei, VP and general manager of Agilent's Measurement Systems Division. "They have clearly articulated their need for a solution that meets their price/performance requirements with Agilent's premium support and quality standards. The GS-8210 is aimed at setting a new standard in the market to meet and exceed customers' needs for a just-enough test solution."

Agilent said the GS-8210 system saves floor space with the small footprint and an upgrade feature, allowing customers to add new firmware or hardware as needed, instead of buying new equipment. The GS-8210 tester supports GSM/GPRS/EGPRS and W-CDMA; future editions will include options for cdma2000, 1xEV-DO, HSDPA and TD-SCDMA.

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