Agilent Technologies Press Release - September 27, 2011
Agilent Technologies to Demonstrate Newest Test Solutions for
- Software Enables R&D Teams to Improve Performance of Emerging/4G Wireless Systems
Microwave, RF, Wireless, Radar at European
SANTA CLARA, Sept. 27, 2011 – Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced it will show its newest test and
measurement solutions in microwave, RF, wireless and radar for telecommunications, transportation and medical
markets at European Microwave Week (Stand G301), Oct. 11-13, Manchester Central, Manchester, England.
These industry-leading solutions enable R&D, design and manufacturing engineers to develop and deliver
An eight-year platinum sponsor of European Microwave Week, Agilent also will host a
comprehensive series of workshops and technical programs.
Agilent will demonstrate the following applications and products:
Design software to quickly turn ideas into products
Advanced Design System, with its broad range of technologies, meets all circuit simulation needs. ADS includes
fully integrated 3-D electromagnetic simulators and enables FEM, Momentum and system-level verification with a
wide range of wireless libraries.
EMPro features a modern, efficient 3-D solid modeling environment, integration with ADS Design Flow and
frequency and time domain simulation.
SystemVue offers integrated baseband and RF/uW system level analysis, superior RF/uW modeling capabilities and
easy-to-use links to measurement equipment.
Network analysis for a wide range of microwave
Agilent’s five new
PNA microwave vector network analyzer models up to 67 GHz, are the highest-performing microwave network
analyzers for passive and active device test. Agilent’s award-winning
Nonlinear Vector Network Analyzer provides the critical leap in technology to go beyond linear S-parameters
X-parameters*, allowing engineers to efficiently and accurately analyze and design active devices under
real-world operating conditions.
E5072A ENA series network analyzer (30 kHz to 4.5/8.5 GHz), offers enhanced functionality, output power up to
+20 dBm, at an affordable price. It has a configurable test set that allows access to the instrument’s internal
source and receivers, which extends its dynamic range of forward measurements up to 151 dB.
E5071C ENA series network analyzer (9 kHz to 8.5 GHz or 300 kHz to 20 GHz), offers renewed digital hardware –
without any price increase. The new hardware delivers up to 30 percent faster measurement cycle time than before.
Signal generation and analysis for design, verification and deployment
Agilent’s new high-performance
PXA signal analyzer
supports up to 900 MHz of intermediate-frequency bandwidth, enabling it to act as a broadband down converter for
analysis of wideband communications and radar signals. Plus, the PXA signal analyzer with its160-MHz bandwidth
capability provides valuable insight that helps speed the design, verification and troubleshooting of current
devices utilizing 802.11ac and easily addresses critical performance requirements.
When combined with the
89600 VSA software’s 802.11ac modulation
analysis (the first dedicated 802.11ac signal analysis solution), the PXA enables high-performance and
comprehensive analysis of 802.11ac signals.
Agilent Signal Studio for WLAN software aids in
the creation of 802.11ac waveforms with BCC or LDPC channel coding, all MCS codes, and single or multiuser MIMO up
to four streams. Generation of up to 80-MHz bandwidth signals are supported with Agilent’s ESG, MXG or PSG vector
signal generators and the PXB baseband generator and channel emulator.
Modular PXI and AXIe test
Agilent’s award-winning AXIe-based
M8190A 12-GSa/sec Arbitrary Waveform Generator,
provides wide bandwidth and high resolution simultaneously in one device. The demonstration will include the
SystemVue and Agilent’s wideband waveform creator software.
streaming capability of the
M9392A PXI vector signal analyzer and
M9202A digitizer provide the industry’s highest bandwidth, PXI-based, continuous data capture (up to 100 MHz
bandwidth) to a RAID storage solution. The new data capture solution uses
Agilent 89600B vector signal analysis software
to characterize complex, time-varying signals or a customer-developed data analysis tool.
M9036A modular PXIe embedded controller enables a compact modular solution. The three-slot controller is
designed to take advantage of the x8 PCI Express® links of the
Agilent M9018A PXIe chassis. Together they provide customers with a high-throughput PXI test platform for
peer-to-peer applications. With its built-in GPIB, USB, ExpressCard, and LAN interfaces, the controller also
integrates easily into hybrid test systems.
Agilent’s PXI-based RF and uW test systems offer increased
measurement accuracy and flexibility. The
M9168C DC to 26.5 GHz PXI programmable step attenuator module provides unmatched RF performance with
guaranteed 0.03 dB insertion loss repeatability throughout the operating life of 5 million cycles per section.
8990B peak power analyzer measures the dynamic or time-dependent aspects of RF and microwave power to generate
peak power analysis. A combination of the 8990B and the N1923/4A peak-power sensor enables RF pulse rise/fall time
measurement of up to 5 nsecs. The 8990B has a frequency range of 50 MHz to 40 GHz and a dynamic power range of –35
dBm to 20 dBm.
scanning microwave microscope and field emission scanning electron microscope incorporate a powerful atomic
force microscope and a PNA to provide accurate scanning capacitance measurement at nanoscale.
Compact FE_SEM is optimized for extremely high-resolution, low-voltage imaging of nanostructured materials.
40/50/67 GHz SPDT/Bypass switches offer the ability to expand signal-routing options. The N1810/1/2 are the
only switches on the market today to include 67 GHz. These switches are ideal for radar and satellite test,
wireless HDMI, microwave backhaul radio, and high-speed digital design applications.
Agilent will also host several technology partners at the show, showcasing antenna, probing, load pull and noise
parameter applications. For additional information and registration, visit
About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world’s premier
measurement company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, electronics and communications.
The company’s 18,500 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $5.4
billion in fiscal 2010. Information about Agilent is available at
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* X-parameters is a trademark of Agilent Technologies.
PCI Express is a registered U.S. trademark of PCI-SIG.
Janet Smith, Americas
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