An Eye on Agilent Test & Measurement

April 26, 2010

Behind the scenes: J-BERT Best in Test award

Filed under: Awards,J-BERT,Uncategorized — janetsmithagilent @ 5:00 pm

How does a company win a Test and Measurement World Best in Test award? And how does it win five Best in Test awards? The answer is technology leadership, and this is one “behind the scenes” story of an award winner.

Winner for the 2010 Best in Test product in the Bit-error-rate testers category, the Agilent J-BERT N4903B owes its success to early and in-depth collaboration with key customers, focusing on their’ leading-edge technological needs for high-speed digital buses used in computer chips. The J-BERT N4903B is a high-performance serial BERT that provides the most complete jitter tolerance test for embedded and forward clocked devices.

R&D engineers sought feedback on product requirements, placed prototypes at customer sites, and visited customers often to help them turn on and test chips while getting feedback during the design phase to optimize features and specifications. In addition, the team worked with standards bodies to understand and implement early requirements. Since its launch in February 2009, no other competitor product offers the value and capability of the J-BERT B and it continues to gain market visibility with awards from Electronic Products 2009 Product of the Year, EDN Hot 100 Electronic Products, finalist in the Design Vision award, and the Best in Test honor.


January 8, 2010

Agilent Products Named Finalists for “Best in Test” and “Test of Time” Awards

Each year, Test & Measurement World editors choose finalists in various instrument categories for their “Best in Test” and “Test of Time” competitions, then ask readers to vote for their favorite finalists. For 2010, seven Agilent products have been named “Best in Test” finalists and one product, the 89600 vector signal analysis software, made the “Test of Time” finalist list.
Agilent “Best in Test” finalists for 2010:

  • N9030A PXA signal analyzer
  • Infiniium 9000 Series oscilloscopes
  • PCIe jammer (N5323A)
  • High-speed PCIe digitizer with on-board signal processing
  • Optical modulation analyzer
  • J-BERT N4903B
  • Medalist i3070 Series 5 in-circuit tester

For more information on both award programs and to cast your votes, go HERE

Voting ends February 19 and winners will be announced April 1.

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