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Test and Measurement

FieldFox RF Interference Analyzer

January 17, 2011
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Agilent_fire100Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced an interference analyzer option for its popular FieldFox RF Analyzer, the world's most integrated RF handheld for wireless installation and maintenance (I&M). The company also introduced new, industry-first spectrum analyzer features.

FieldFox's speed, 1.5 updates per second, is the world's fastest in the commonly used 20 MHz span and the 3 kHz resolution bandwidth (RBW). It offers the best dynamic range in spectrum analyzer mode (96 dB) and the fastest sweep times for interference detection with resolution bandwidths under 30 kHz.

Agilent's new FieldFox interference analyzer option includes quick, easy detection and monitoring of intermittent interference signals in the field using the spectrogram and waterfall display.

New FieldFox spectrum analyzer features include:

  • the world's first RF handheld spectrum analyzer for uplink and downlink TDD signals (e.g., LTE and WiMAX(tm)) and TD-SCDMA;
  • convenient one-button measurements offering the industry's first LTE suite of power measurements, including channel power, ACPR and OBW; and
  • the ability to easily play AM/FM audio via speaker or headset, which is especially useful in identifying and demodulating modulated signals.

    "With its fast, integrated and easy-to-use measurements -- all in one rugged, lightweight and handheld form factor -- FieldFox now offers the industry's best overall package for wireless I&M," said Gregg Peters, vice president and general manager of Agilent's Component Test Division.

    FieldFox integrates six key I&M measurements into one unit with test times that are more than 50 percent faster than traditional testers. Key measurements include: cable and antenna test; spectrum, interference and vector network analysis; true average power measurements; and a vector voltmeter.

    Agilent's FieldFox is the only RF handheld with an integrated QuickCal capability that is used to calibrate the instrument without a calibration kit, providing worry-free accuracy and repeatability. A CalReady feature delivers immediate calibration, making the unit calibration ready at the test port immediately following power-up.

    U.S. Pricing, Availability and Additional Information
    The Agilent FieldFox handheld RF analyzer, product number N9912A, is available worldwide at a starting price of $7,600. The new interference analyzer, Option 236, is available now and costs $1,600.

    See more from us in our Buyers Guide directory listing.

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