|[April 16, 2014]
TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies Announces Availability of Reference Solutions That Speed Test-System Development
SANTA CLARA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Agilent Technologies (News - Alert) Inc. (NYSE:�A) today announced the availability of
Reference Solutions, a combination of hardware, software and measurement
expertise that delivers the essential components of electronic test
Solutions also include utilities such as example program source
code-highly optimized for specific applications-which show users how to
get the most out of their test system. Agilent has shown that Reference
Solutions not only enable quick evaluation of a test solution for
specific applications but also dramatically reduce the time it takes to
integrate a new test system into a test environment.
Agilent's first Reference Solution is an RF power amplifier (PA)
manufacturing test solution with envelope tracking capability. It
includes a graphical user interface program for easy solution
evaluation, example source code optimized for speed, extremely fast
modulation analysis, and excellent accuracy and measurement
"Power amplifier manufacturers seldom have exactly the same test
requirements, but they all want to quickly and easily bring their
devices to production when developing a new test system," said Mario
Narduzzi, marketing manager, Modular Solutions Division, Agilent. "This
Reference Solution for RF PA manufacturing test meets these needs by
providing the essential components of a power amplifier test system with
the right combination of hardware, software and measurement expertise,
enabling fast integration into a test environment and dramatically
reducing test system development time."
The RF PA Reference Solution is built around the Agilent
M9391A PXIe VSA and the M9381A
PXIe VSG. It uses Agilent measurement software that provides
consistency with Agilent benchtop signal generation and analysis
instruments. The solution delivers high test throughput, reduces cost,
and allows for rapid integration into a PA test environment. It supports
the testing of devices that use envelope tracking for improved power
efficiency by including the Agilent E33522B waveform generator, which is
synchronized to the M9381A VSG.
The M9391A VSA and the M9381A VSG use hardware-accelerated measurements,
combined with Agilent's innovative fast baseband tuning technology, to
provide unprecedented servo-loop test times through rapid frequency and
amplitude adjustments, enabling test times of less than 300 ms for
complete test programs.�Leveraging the same user interface and
best-in-class measurement IP of the X-Series measurement applications
ensures extremely high confidence in measurement results through the
entire design and production life cycle. It also allows reuse of
existing test code and reduces test development time, facilitating easy
migration between test hardware. The Reference Solution includes control
of the Agilent
N6700B low-profile modular power system mainframe and the Agilent
U2004A power sensor, used for loss calibration.
The M9391A VSA and the M9381A VSG, with up to 6 GHz frequency coverage
and 160 MHz bandwidth, are license-key-upgradeable to adapt to new and
changing requirements, and benefit from Agilent's
standard three-year warranty and outstanding worldwide support.
Pricing for the RF power amplifier manufacturing test Reference Solution
is based on a customer's specific test system requirements; contact
Agilent at (800) 829-4444. Detailed product information is at www.agilent.com/find/pxi-poweramplifiertest.
High-resolution images are at www.agilent.com/find/pxi-poweramplifiertest_images.
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 20,600
employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had
revenues of $6.8 billion in fiscal 2013. Information about Agilent is
available at www.agilent.com.
On Sept. 19, 2013, Agilent announced plans to separate into two publicly
traded companies through a tax-free spinoff of its electronic
measurement business. The new company is named Keysight Technologies,
Inc. The separation is expected to be completed in early November 2014.
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