MENLO PARK, Calif. Synthesys Research has licensed its BitAlyzer error-location analysis technology to Agilent Technologies for use in upcoming high-speed bit-error-ratio test instruments.
The BitAlyzer technology allows developers of digital communications and data storage products and components to isolate bit-error problems.
Synthesys Research said the deal will thrust BitAlyzer technology to worldwide use and could be combined with Agilent technology provide such improvements as higher data rates, for example.
"Both companies will join their technologies and experience to deliver and support the most advanced bit-error ratio test instruments in the world," said Jim Waschura, president of Synthesys Research.
The existing BitAlyzer3600, a 3.6-gigabit/second unit, will continue to be sold through March, and orders will be accepted from existing customers through September 2000.
The newly announced BitAlyzer14400P, a 16-channel 14.4- Gbit/s bit error-rate generator and analyzer, and all other members of the BitAlyzer family, will continue to be available.
Synthesys will continue to develop new BitAlyzer products and technology, the company said.