Test & Measurement
Agilent N5392B application for Energy-Efficient Ethernet compliance testing
By Anthony Capkun
February 14, 2013 – Agilent Technologies Inc. introduced compliance testing support for Energy-Efficient Ethernet (EEE) standards used in networking applications. Its solution for transmitter tests includes 10Base-T, 100Base-T and 1000Base-T EEE test standards as described in the IEEE 802.3az-2010 spec. The N5392B EEE compliance application provides an automated test script that promises to allow engineers to “quickly and reliably” test EEE signals. The compliance application can be automated to run over extended periods, and allows engineers to add incremental user-defined tests. Wilder Technologies, an Agilent partner that specializes in high-signal-integrity test fixtures, provides an EEE test fixture that can be used with Agilent’s EEE compliance application.