Agilent Technologies Adds 6.5 and 14 GHz Options to E5071C ENA Network Analyzer Frequency Range
SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 21, 2009 -- Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced the addition of 6.5 and 14 GHz options to its E5071C ENA network analyzer. These options expand the E5071C's frequency range beyond the existing 4.5, 8.5 and 20 GHz line-up, allowing users to select the most suitable frequency option for their specific application and significantly reducing the production line's cost of test. Both the 6.5 and 14 GHz options support 2- and 4-port configurations. Such flexibility is ideal for component manufacturers, wireless designers and aerospace/defense contractors performing RF component test.
The E5071C's new 2- or 4-port 6.5 GHz option features a frequency range of 9 kHz to 6.5 GHz without bias tees and 100 kHz to 6.5 GHz with bias tees. It is best suited for evaluation and testing of RF components in, for example, WLAN and WiMAX(tm) technology that uses carrier frequency up to 6 GHz.
The new 2- or 4-port 14 GHz option features a frequency range of 300 kHz to 14 GHz with bias tees. It is best suited for 3GPP measurement requirements that call for evaluation of frequency characteristics in 3GPP components up to 13 GHz.
Both the 6.5 and 14 GHz options will be available as easy upgrades to all existing E5071C port number and frequency range options beginning December 2009 -- a key feature in safeguarding the user's investment and software asset. This upgradeability ensures the E5071C network analyzer can meet users' future or enhanced measurement needs as well as their expanded business needs.
"The new E5071C frequency options are the latest in a series of features which today make the ENA network analyzers the de-facto standard in RF network analysis," said Akira Nukiyama, general manager of Agilent's Component Test Division, Kobe. "Extending the E5071C's frequency range reaffirms our commitment to deliver industry-leading measurement solutions with the best performance for the cost to support new and emerging applications."
The Agilent E5071C ENA network analyzer offers the highest RF performance and fastest speed in its class, with a wide frequency range (9 kHz to 20 GHz) and versatile functions. Supporting both 2- and 4-port configurations, it is well suited for manufacturing and R&D engineers evaluating RF components and circuits up to 20 GHz. As part of the ENA Series, the E5071C features significantly reduced cost of test stemming from its ability to cover such a wide frequency range in a single instrument. The ENA Series addresses a broad array of component and circuit tests, including EMC-related applications and automotive, wireless communications, aerospace and defense, education, and medical applications.
U.S. Pricing and Availability
The new 6.5 and 14 GHz options to the Agilent E5071C ENA network analyzer are available now. Pricing is as follows:
E5071C-260 2-port, 9 kHz to 6.5 GHz $34,574
E5071C-265 2-port, 100 kHz to 6.5 GHz with bias tees $34,574
E5071C-460 4-port, 9 kHz to 6.5 GHz $53,405
E5071C-465 4-port, 100 kHz to 6.5 GHz with bias tees $53,405
E5071C-2D5 2-port, 300 kHz to 14 GHz with bias tees $52,479
E5071C-4D5 4-port, 300 kHz to 14 GHz with bias tees $62,357