Agilent Technologies Inc
) recently unveiled new software options for the T4010S LTE RF
and T4020S LTE RRM test systems. The newly-launched
functionalities provide coverage for LTE-Advanced Carrier
Aggregation test cases.
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LTE (long term evolution), marketed as 4G LTE, is a standard for
wireless transport of high-speed data for mobile phones and data
The Agilent T4000S series facilitates stress tests by user
equipment (UE) developers to check their designs so that they are
ready for certification before deployment. These products can
also be used for assessment of UE performance and behavior by
network operators and independent test labs.
The newly-added features make it possible for a single device to
deliver a compact and scalable LTE-Advanced solution test set and
help in performing several of the required MIMO and fading tests.
LTE-Advanced is focused on higher capacity with increased peak
data rate, higher spectral efficiency, increased number of active
subscribers, and improved overall performance.
Agilent Technologies is a broad-based original equipment
manufacturer of test and measurement equipment. The company's
third-quarter revenues were down 4.6% sequentially and 4.1% year
over year to $1.65 billion. However, earnings per share of 68
cents beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 6 cents or 9.6%,
helped by solid cost management.
Currently, Agilent has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Other stocks that
look attractive this season are
Microchip Technology Inc
) with a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), and
NXP Semiconductors NV
), both with a Zacks Rank # 2 (Buy).