Agilent Technologies Engineers Author X-Parameters* Book

Cambridge University Press Publishes Definitive Reference on Topic

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 30, 2013

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced the release of "X-Parameters: Characterization, Modeling, and Design of Nonlinear RF and Microwave Components," a book on the company's breakthrough nonlinear X-parameters measurement, modeling and simulation technology. Published by Cambridge University Press, the book offers readers the definitive guide to X-parameters theory, including real-world examples.

The book was written by Agilent scientists and engineers David E. Root, Jan Verspecht, Jason Horn and Mihai Marcu, four of the original inventors and developers of this powerful new paradigm for nonlinear RF and microwave components and systems. The authors are recognized across industry and academia as leading experts in modeling, simulation and measurement science.

The book lays the foundations for X-parameter technology and provides practical cases that give readers useful approximations. These approximations can be used to greatly reduce the complexity of measuring, modeling and designing for nonlinear regimes of operation. The book also teaches readers how to use X-parameters to overcome intricate problems in nonlinear RF and microwave engineering.

The book also contains real-world case studies, definitions of standard symbols and notation, detailed derivations within the appendices, and exercises with solutions. With such an array of content, it is the definitive stand-alone reference for researchers, engineers, scientists and students who want to remain on the cutting edge of RF and microwave engineering.

"X-Parameters: Characterization, Modeling, and Design of Nonlinear RF and Microwave Components" can be ordered from Amazon or Cambridge University Press. An image of the book is available at For more information on X-parameters go to

About Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world's premier measurement company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, diagnostics, electronics and communications. The company's 20,500 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had revenues of $6.9 billion in fiscal 2012. Information about Agilent is available at

*X-parameters is a trademark of Agilent Technologies Inc. The X-parameters format and underlying equations are open and documented. For more information on the use of this trademark, refer to X-parameters Open Documentation, Trademark Usage & Partnerships.

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