Agilent Technologies Press Release - May 11, 2010
Agilent Technologies to Showcase Latest RF/Microwave Design and Test
Products at 2010 International Microwave Symposium
SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 11, 2010 -- Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that it will demonstrate
the latest design and test innovations for advanced RF and microwave research, development and manufacturing at
the 2010 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS), May 25 - 27, at the Anaheim Convention & Exhibition
Center, Booth 924.
"Agilent's design and test solutions provide engineers with the tools they need to
accelerate their research, design and development in RF, microwave and millimeter-wave electronics," said Barry
Alcorn, U.S. marketing program manager in Agilent's Electronic Measurement Group. "At IMS 2010, we're showing the
latest products and application solutions that engineers will need to deliver the most advanced technologies."
The popular MicroApps Theater, sponsored by Agilent, will offer more than 50 short technical sessions. Agilent's
Dr. David Root will deliver the MicroApps keynote on "X-parameters: The Emerging Paradigm for Interoperable
Characterization, Modeling and Design of Nonlinear Microwave and RF Components and Systems," Wednesday, May 26, at
9:50 a.m. PT. A complete list of papers and an online registration form can be found at
Agilent will showcase:
ο SystemVue 2010.01. This software adds two high-performance RF modeling
options for system-level designs. The W1719 RF System Design Kit adds a new simulation interface -- the RFlink --
which automatically embeds RF architectures and X-parameter devices into a baseband DSP environment. The W1716
Digital Pre-Distortion (DPD) builder corrects for measured memory effects and nonlinearities in 4G power
amplifiers, allowing RF designers and system architects to dramatically extend their performance for LTE and other
ο SystemVue 2010.01 and Genesys 2010.05. These software platforms add
X-parameter support and move X-parameters beyond RF into system-level design. The nonlinear model support provides
convenient and reliable design flow closure between wireless circuit designers, RF system architects, and
non-analog colleagues doing communications PHY algorithms and baseband signal processing.
signal analyzer. This analyzer is Agilent's highest-performance member of the X-Series. In combination with the
X-Series advanced measurement applications, the PXA delivers an excellent high-performance test solution set for
cellular communications and digital video standards such at LTE-FDD and -TDD, W-CDMA/HSPA/HSPA+, DVB-T/H and
ο N9000A CXA signal analyzers. This analyzer offers frequency coverage up to 7.5 GHz and
outstanding flexibility. With a variety of built-in and optional measurement capabilities, the analyzer can easily
be configured and reconfigured to meet present and future requirements.
ο 89600 Vector Signal
Analysis (VSA) software. The VSA software is used by cellular communications and wireless networking R&D engineers
around the world. Version 12 of the 89600 VSA software features enhancements in LTE, HSPA+ MIMO and EDGE-Evo
analysis; hardware connectivity and support for a new operating system. The new LTE, HSPA+ and GSM EDGE-Evo
analysis tools allow engineers to dig deeper into signals to find and fix the causes of PHY layer problems.
ο PNA-X Series microwave network analyzers. The PNA-X Series offers the industry's most accurate noise
figure measurements up to 50 GHz and provides the industry's only source-corrected noise-figure measurements.
ο N5106A PXB baseband generator and channel emulator. These products are designed for use across the
R&D lifecycle. From design to pre-conformance, PXB offers multi-channel baseband generation (BBG), real-time
fading, and signal capture in a single, multi-purpose instrument. The PXB's capabilities make it ideal for
engineers working on product development as well as conducting advanced research.
ο Time Domain
Reflectometer (TDR) application software option for the Agilent E5071C ENA network analyzer. This one-box solution
is ideal for high-speed serial interconnect analysis and can be used by signal integrity engineers who require
efficient design and verification in R&D, quality assurance and manufacturing.
ο V3500A Handheld
RF Power Meter. The V3500A is a palm-sized meter that includes a built-in display and integrated power sensor. The
meter is an ideal and affordable power measurement solution for installation and maintenance environments, as well
as for the R&D lab.
ο N9923A FieldFox RF Vector Network Analyzer (VNA). The N9923A is the world's
most accurate handheld VNA. The FieldFox RF VNA provides the best measurement stability in the industry, 0.01
dB/degree Celsius, and offers the world's first integrated QuickCal calibration capability available in a handheld
Agilent also will feature its new iPhone application, the Microwave Calculator. The new application,
which helps calculate the errors in microwave measurements, includes a directivity error calculator, mismatch
error limit calculator, and ratio to dB calculator. Stop by the Agilent booth for a free copy of the application
and a chance to win an Apple iPad.
Agilent's offerings are complemented with solutions from its business partners bringing attendees the best, and
most innovative solutions at IMS 2010. Agilent's business partners will set up shop on Agilent Avenue, Booth 924.
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 16,000
employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $4.5 billion in fiscal 2009.
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