Agilent Technologies announced on Friday that it would purchase assets of the optical transceiver test segment of PXIT, a test and measurement system provider for communications equipment.

The acquisition benefits both companies by combining PXIT's technology with Agilent's worldwide channels, the companies said.

Access to Agilent's global sales network will optimize the opportunity for PXIT's products to become the predominant solution in manufacturing test in the optical communications industry, said Ultan O'Raghallaigh, CEO of PXIT.

Agilent will make offers to all of PXIT's Lexington-based employees.