News | September 29, 2008

Agilent Technologies And The MathWorks Make MATLAB Software Available With Purchase Of Agilent Signal, Spectrum Analyzers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. & NATICK, Mass.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) and The MathWorks Inc. today announced the availability of MATLAB with the purchase of Agilent's EXA, MXA, or PSA signal analyzers. The combination of Agilent signal analyzers and MATLAB data analysis software enables engineers to confidently analyze, visualize, demodulate, and filter signals that would otherwise be very difficult or impossible to do. The agreement enables users to obtain high-quality instrumentation and data analysis software from a single source.

"MATLAB is extremely important and is used pervasively by our customers," said Guy Sene, vice president and general manager of Agilent's Signal Analysis Division. "This agreement provides them with the convenience of purchasing a complete hardware and software solution from Agilent, allowing them more time to focus on the creation of real-world, high-quality designs."

Agilent's signal analyzer series, the EXA and MXA, and the PSA high-performance series now have purchase options that allow customers to include task-optimized configurations of MathWorks products:

  • The MATLAB Basic Signal Analysis Package provides an introductory software package for configuring and controlling Agilent instruments and performing basic signal and visualization tasks from the MATLAB environment.
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  • The MATLAB Standard Signal Analysis Package adds functionality for filtering signals and analyzing modulation schemes.
  • The MATLAB Advanced Signal Analysis Package adds functionality for advanced filter design methods and radio frequency (RF) component analysis.

"Agilent customers get the benefit of a coherent, integrated software platform that lets them use Agilent equipment in the complete product-development lifecycle," said Roy Lurie, vice president of engineering for MATLAB products at The MathWorks. "This combination, in turn, enables them with integrated analysis, which accelerates time to insight and time to market."

For additional information or to purchase MATLAB software with Agilent EXA, MXA, and PSA signal analyzers, visit

About The MathWorks
The MathWorks is the world's leading developer of technical computing and Model-Based Design software for engineers and scientists in industry, government, and education. The MathWorks provides software and services to solve challenging problems and accelerate innovation in automotive, aerospace, communications, financial services, biotechnology, electronics, instrumentation, process and other industries.

The MathWorks was founded in 1984 and employs more than 2,000 people worldwide, with headquarters in Natick, Mass. For additional information, visit

About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world's premier measurement company and a technology leader in communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis. The company's 20,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenue of $5.4 billion in fiscal year 2007. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at

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