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Agilent intros WirelessHD test system

Posted: 12 May 2009 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:WirelesHD? compliance test system? network?

Agilent Technologies Inc. has rolled out the CTS-1000 automated WirelessHD test system designed specifically for manufacturers of WirelessHD modules and chipsets for consumer and computing products.

The WirelessHD specification is the next-generation, wireless digital network interface for wireless high-definition signal transmission in consumer electronics, personal computing and portable device products. Architected and optimized for wireless display and audio connectivity, it achieves high-speed data rates of up to 4Gbit/s at 10ms. Based on the 60GHz millimeter wave frequency band, WirelessHD technology can theoretically support data rates as high as 25Gbit/s, allowing it to scale to higher resolutions, color depth and range.

Agilent's CTS-1000 system provides WirelessHD adopters with a complete solution for testing compliance of their devices to WirelessHD standards. The CTS-1000 automates measurements such as error vector magnitude, frequency, power, occupied bandwidth, and packet error rate on signals generated by a WirelessHD device under test conditions. These measurements are critical to ensure proper functioning of a WirelessHD device.

The system consists of Agilent's PSG microwave signal generator, PSA spectrum analyzer, Infiniium DSO 90000A high performance oscilloscope, a purpose-built down-converter, and automated test software. A reference test unit is used to establish a link between the device under test and the CTS-1000.

Agilent also announced a partnership with Compliance Certification Services (CCS), the WirelessHD Consortium's Authorized Test Center. Agilent will provide WirelessHD test systems to CCS while working with them to continue to define improvements and features for WirelessHD certification test, ensuring device compliance with the WirelessHD Compliance Test Specification.

The CTS-1000 system is priced at $350,000 to $500,000, depending on the specific configuration requested. Commercially available on June 1, custom solutions are available now for early implementers of the WirelessHD specification.

- Ismini Scouras

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