New Multichannel Solution Enables Full Analysis of LTE, LTE-Advanced Standards on Next-Generation Antennas, Base Stations, User Equipment
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 2, 2012
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced industry-leading enhancements to its N7109A multi-channel signal analyzer for emerging multichannel LTE, LTE-Advanced and MIMO RF measurement requirements, including LTE antenna beamforming and LTE-Advanced carrier aggregation.
Building on the N7109A's strengths for WiMAXTM and LTE MIMO measurements, these new enhancements enable designers to stay one step ahead of rapidly evolving LTE and LTE-Advanced communication standards.
"Our customers are driving the continuously evolving wireless communications technologies and standards," said Mark Pierpoint, vice president and general manager of Agilent's Software and Modular Solutions Division. "The enhanced N7109A platform with up to eight measurement channels helps them achieve this, combining its multichannel capabilities with the 89600 VSA software's new beamforming and carrier aggregation to deliver first-to-market capabilities, allowing LTE designers to fully analyze their next-generation antenna, base station and user equipment."
Using the latest 89600 VSA software release 15, the Agilent N7109A signal analyzer delivers:
Agilent's 89600 VSA software is the industry's premier vector signal analysis solution for R&D. Providing advanced general-purpose and standards-based tools for evaluating signal spectrum, modulation and time characteristics, the software enables engineers to successfully troubleshoot physical-layer signal problems. This advanced software is compatible with not just the N7109A multichannel signal analyzer, but with more than 30 other Agilent products, including signal analyzers, oscilloscopes and logic analyzers. It runs on Microsoft Windows(r)-based PCs or on PC-based instruments.
U.S. Pricing and Availability
The new Agilent N7109A eight-channel configuration is orderable now, complementing the existing two- and four-channel configurations. A new option is available to upgrade existing N7109A systems to an eight-channel configuration.
An in-depth overview and demonstration of the Agilent N7109A/89600 VSA eight-channel LTE beamforming measurements is available at www.youtube.com/watch?v=mj58aSOZ1Kc.
Additional product information and demonstration videos featuring the Agilent N7109A multichannel signal analyzer are available at www.agilent.com/find/N7109A.
Additional information about Agilent's 89600 VSA software is available at www.agilent.com/find/VSA.
Additional information about Agilent's wide range of LTE measurement and analysis solutions is available at www.agilent.com/find/LTE.
Additional information about Agilent's MIMO test solutions is available at www.agilent.com/find/MIMO.
High-resolution product images are available at www.agilent.com/find/N7109A_images.
Agilent Modular PXI and AXIe Products
Additional information about Agilent's modular test solutions is available at www.agilent.com/find/modular.
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 18,700 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $6.6 billion in fiscal 2011. Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com.
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