Agilent Technologies and Silicon Wave have announced that the Agilent 93000 SOC Series with RF capabilities will be implemented for the development and manufacturing test of next-generation Bluetooth integrated circuits (ICs)
The 93000, a single scalable platform, will supply Silicon Wave with the performance required for IC design verification and characterisation, while allowing them to optimise cost for manufacturing.
"As market demand for wireless communications technology accelerates, it's critical that Silicon Wave quickly deliver the highest-quality, most cost-effective components to meet our customers' needs," said Riaz Chaudhry, vice president Semiconductor Operations for Silicon Wave. "Our continuous success producing Bluetooth solutions with Agilent test systems is a major driving force in our decision to select the 93000. We recognise Agilent as a leader in wireless test, and as a result feel very confident that the 93000 will help us achieve our goals of providing high-performance Bluetooth solutions that consistently deliver a superior user experience."
"Silicon Wave, with its Bluetooth wireless components, is on the leading edge of wireless technology," said John Scruggs, senior vice-president and general manager of Agilent's Automated Test Group. "We are pleased that they have chosen the Agilent 93000 platform for the development and manufacturing test of their next-generation Bluetooth ICs. Our expertise in wireless test and our proactive participation in the Bluetooth Special Interest Group positions us well to continue to address the needs of such a leader."