MANHASSET, N.Y. Agilent Technologies Inc. has announced it is the first test and measurement equipment manufacturer to join the ZigBee Alliance, an association of more than 100 companies working to enable cost-effective, low-power, wirelessly networked monitoring and control products based on an open global standard.
Agilent offers its N4010A Wireless Connectivity Test Set, which the company claims is the industry's first ZigBee/IEEE 802.15.4 one-box test solution. The test set operates with vector signal analyzer (VSA) software, creating a one-box solution that tests chipsets, modules and devices for compliance with ZigBee/IEEE 802.15.4 standards.
The test set can also be configured to test to WLAN and Bluetooth technology standards. The test solution provides full demodulation and accurate, repeatable results for greater confidence in designs, said the company. The use of industry-standard VSA software provides a familiar interface to make measurements easy.
"We joined the ZigBee Alliance because we are serious about ensuring our customers have affordable, reliable testing solutions that are tailored to the unique demands these new technologies place on physical layer testing," said Earl Thomson, vice president and general manager of Agilent's Wireless Division, in a statement. "Through our involvement with organizations such as this alliance, we will continue our momentum in developing cost-effective test solutions for emerging wireless connectivity technologies."
The N4010A test set promotes design confidence through accurate, repeatable measurements, expediting the design cycle and time-to-market for ZigBee devices.