News | January 12, 2012

Agilent Technologies Announces Industry's First High-Speed Inter-Chip Compliance Test Software For Real-Time Oscilloscopes

Agilent Technologies Inc. recently announced the release of the first commercially available High-Speed Inter-Chip (HSIC) compliance test software for real-time oscilloscopes. The software automatically tests HSIC signals according to HSIC specifications.

The Agilent U7248A HSIC test software offers the first electrical compliance test solution for HSIC signals. In conjunction with Agilent's N5464B USB protocol triggering and decoding software, the new U7248A software provides industry-leading debug and test capabilities that enable HSIC product developers to validate HSIC electrical and protocol compliance.

HSIC digital buses enable designers to use USB technology for low-power, chip-to-chip interconnects at speeds up to 480 MB/sec. The technology reduces the complexity, cost and power consumption of electronic devices and lowers manufacturing risks.

The U7248A HSIC compliance test software includes a full suite of HSIC physical-layer tests, including:

  • Data eye and mask testing.
  • Rise and fall time measurements.
  • Packet parameters.
  • Bus state timing measurements.

The new software is compatible with Agilent's 90000X, 90000 and 9000 Series Infiniium oscilloscopes with operating software revision 3.10 or higher.

For more information about the U7248A HSIC compliance test software, visit

Agilent N5464A/B USB protocol triggering and decoding software includes support for HSIC protocol decoding according to the HSIC specifications.

For more information about Agilent's entire selection of USB tools, visit

U.S. Pricing and Availability
The Agilent U7248A HSIC compliance test software is available now, with prices starting at approximately $6,000.

The Agilent N5464A/B USB protocol triggering and decoding software is available now, with prices starting at approximately $1,800.

Agilent's Digital Test Standards Program
Agilent Digital Test Standards Program experts are involved in various international standards committees, including the Joint Electronic Devices Engineering Council, PCI-SIG, Video Electronics Standards Association, Serial ATA International Organization, Serial Attached SCSI (T10), USB-Implementers Forum, MIPI Alliance, Ethernet standards (IEEE 802.3), Optical Internetworking Forum and many others. Agilent's involvement in these standards groups enables the company to bring the right solutions to market when customers need them.

About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. is the world's premier measurement company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, electronics and communications. The company's 18,700 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $6.6B in fiscal 2011. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Agilent Technologies