Agere Selects Agilent Technologies' 93000 SOC Series

September 01, 2004 by Jeff Shepard

Agilent Technologies Inc. (Palo Alto, CA) announced that Agere Systems has selected the Agilent 93000 SOC Series test system to test its next-generation Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) controller IC in development and production. Agilent was selected for its scalable platform solution, which is capable of at-speed testing of devices at the 3.0 Gb/s data rate.

"Agilent's innovative digital approach allows us to test the high-speed interface of our storage ICs at today's most demanding data rates, and also offers us a scalable platform to meet the testing requirements of the future," said Sandeep Kumar, director of test engineering for Agere. "We were able to rapidly develop a test program based on the Agilent 93000 that met our customers' needs and will help us drive the transition from parallel SCSI to SAS in the enterprise disk drive market."