SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 5, 2010
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced a series of enhancements to its N5106A PXB baseband generator and channel emulator designed to expand its use across the R&D lifecycle -- from design, integration and verification to pre-conformance. With these enhancements, the PXB now offers multi-channel baseband generation (BBG), real-time fading, and signal capture in a single, multi-purpose instrument. The new functionality makes it ideal for engineers working on product development as well as conducting advanced research.
Agilent's N5106A PXB is a comprehensive diagnostic toolset for receiver signal processing that allows engineers to validate their designs under real-world conditions. The PBX significantly minimizes design uncertainty and has the most flexibility to test beyond standard requirements. It provides up to 6 BBGs, up to 8 faders and more than 20 calibrated configurations up to 4x2 MIMO, which can be reconfigured in seconds using the instrument user interface. The enhanced PXB also offers support for multi-format radio test (e.g., the ability to create fully parameterized signals for established and evolving standards with Agilent Signal Studio. Wireless formats include LTE, HSPA, W-CMDA, GSM/EDGE, TD-SCDMA, Mobile WiMAX™, WLAN, digital video and GPS).
As a multi-purpose instrument, the PXB can be quickly connected and calibrated, reducing time, cost and complexity. These qualities make it ideal for use as a general-purpose research tool. Its ability to be used across the R&D lifecycle and easily upgraded onsite enable users to maximize their investment value.
The N5106A PXB enhancements include:
"Many engineers designing, integrating and verifying receiver signal processing face a critical challenge -- how to keep pace with the rapid design changes imposed by their industry," said Guy Séné, vice president and general manager of Agilent's Microwave & Communications Division. "Our enhanced PXB platform specifically addresses this challenge by providing engineers with the baseband generation, real-time fading and signal capture they need to quickly test the signal processing of their receivers. Delivering value at every stage of the R&D lifecycle, the PXB is quickly becoming an indispensible part of the engineer's toolbox."
U.S. Pricing and Availability
The Agilent N5106A PXB baseband generator and channel emulator has a starting price of $33,000), with scalability that supports more than 20 calibrated configurations up to 4x2 MIMO.
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 17,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $4.5 billion in fiscal 2009. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at www.agilent.com.
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