SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 28, 2010
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced the next generation of its 89600 Vector Signal Analysis (VSA) software. The new 89600B software provides R&D engineers performing signal and modulation analysis with a window into what's happening inside their complex wireless devices. With views of virtually every facet of a signal, the VSA tool lets designers see the "why" behind signal interactions, making it is easier and faster to find and fix their toughest signal problems.
Agilent will demonstrate the 89600B software, along with products and services for wireless communication; radar; RF technologies; high-frequency semiconductors; electromagnetic; commercial and military RF; microwave; and mm-wave electronics and applications, at the European Microwave Week 2010, Sept. 26 - Oct. 1, Paris, CNIT La Défense, Booth 62/46.
The 89600B VSA software measures more than 70 signal standards and modulation types covering a range of applications (e.g., mobile communications, wireless connectivity, military communications, satellite communications, and more). Furthermore, Agilent has a track record of being first-to-market with test and measurement solutions for emerging communications. These solutions help wireless engineers test today's signals, while ensuring they are ready for tomorrow's standards and modulation schemes. The software's advanced troubleshooting tools quantify spectral performance with high resolution FFT-based measurements; analyze time-domain signal quality; and characterize complex modulation down to the raw bits, including OFDMA and MIMO.
"As a demonstrated leader in VSA software, Agilent has consistently innovated the 89600 offering since its introduction 10 years ago," said Guy Séné, vice president and general manager of Agilent's Microwave and Communications Division. "As a leading measurement company, we continually work to provide our customers with the tools they need and demand. The 89600B is ahead of today's wireless signal technology and designed to handle tomorrow's more complex signals."
Agilent's 89600B VSA software provides simultaneous views of virtually every facet of complex wireless signals. This critical information enables engineers to achieve the clarity needed to find the root cause of signal problems. Specific 89600B features that allow engineers to achieve this outcome include the following.
The Agilent 89600B software runs on a PC or inside PC-based instruments. The software works with spectrum analyzers, signal analyzers, oscilloscopes, logic analyzers and modular instrument systems, as well as simulation software. With this flexibility, engineers can evaluate signals anywhere in their block diagram including analog and digital baseband; IF, RF and microwave; narrowband to ultra-wideband; SISO; and MIMO.
In system applications, the software can be controlled via the familiar remote SCPI programming language -- as well as.NET and .COM.
U.S. Pricing and Availability
Agilent's new 89600B replaces the existing 89600 VSA software. The 89600B will be available to order on Dec. 1 at a starting price of $10,700. Existing 89600 VSA customers with a current subscription service will automatically receive the 89600B software. The 89600 subscription service starts at $2,200 and is available to order until May 31, 2011.
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 $4.5 billion in fiscal 2009. Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com.
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