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Agilent Displays Leading Line-up of Design and Test Products

June 4, 2007
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Agilent Technologies Inc. today announced that it is demonstrating several of its latest design and measurement solutions for advanced RF and microwave research and development at the 2007 IEEE MTT-S Conference in booth 1023.


“Our design and test products help engineers accelerate their innovations in wireless devices and networks -- all while providing absolute confidence in their wireless connections,” said Guy Sene, vice president of marketing for the Wireless Business Unit and vice president and general manager of Signal Analysis Division, Agilent Technologies. “This conference gives engineers a front-seat view into these products, how they work, and how they can benefit the research, design and development processes.”

Agilent is showcasing the following products at MTT-S:

• industry-leading design tools;

• unmatched component test portfolio;

• powerful high speed signal generation and analysis tools;

• economy-driven RF benchtop and handheld instruments; and

• first-to-market synthetic instruments.

Industry-leading Design Tools

Agilent is a leading supplier of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software for high frequency system, circuit and modeling applications. The EDA products on display here include Advanced Design System EDA software, RF Design Environment, IC-CAP device modeling software, Momentum, Electromagnetic Design System, GENESYS, SystemVue and GoldenGate. GENESYS and SystemVue are RF and microwave circuit and system design tools developed originally by Eagleware-Elanix and noted for ease-of-use and RF synthesis. GoldenGate is the most advanced RFIC simulation and analysis solution for integrated RF IC design.

Unmatched Component Test Portfolio

Agilent’s component test portfolio is unmatched in breadth, performance and number of applications designed to meet the toughest R&D and manufacturing challenges. Among the product line-up is the PNA-X, the new industry standard for microwave network analysis from 10 MHz to 26.5 GHz. This premier-performance network analyzer offers a unique single-connection solution for two-tone and swept LO measurements, featuring an integrated second source and signal combining network.

Powerful High Speed Signal Generation and Analysis Tools

Agilent’s MXG signal generator and MXA signal analyzer provide a powerful alternative for R&D and manufacturing applications. The Agilent N9020A MXA, the world’s fastest signal analyzer, features a new Instrument Security option for secure measurement environments, a new phase-noise measurement application, MATLAB drivers, time gating and an enhanced 802.16 OFDMA (Mobile WiMAX) measurement application, in addition to the Agilent 89600 Series signal analysis software. New Signal Studio applications, together with the MXG, provide essential tools for designers working on custom and evolving waveforms such as HSxPA and emerging LTE.

Economy-driven RF Benchtop and Handheld Instruments

The Agilent N9310A and N9320A RF benchtop signal generators provide high performance and superior quality at an economical price. They signify Agilent’s commitment to give customers low cost test and measurement solutions with outstanding features such as fast measurement speeds (up to 9.2 ms at non-zero span), good DANL (-148 dBm), narrow RBW (10 Hz), high TOI (+13 dBm) and ease-of-use. The Agilent N9340A handheld instrument at 100 kHz to 3 GHz is an ideal solution for installation and maintenance customers in a variety of industries, including wireless service providers, aerospace/defense, spectrum management authorities, television and broadcasting. Agilent’s portfolio of low cost sophisticated RF devices allows R&D and manufacturing engineers to reduce the cost of test and time-to-market without compromising the quality of the product from design through production.

First-to-Market Synthetic Instruments

Agilent’s series of synthetic instruments has the ability to generate and analyze complex communications signals such as the Link-16 MilCom format. They are flexible, modular and LXI (LAN eXtension for Instruments)-Class A certified. The SI common system architecture enables the DoD’s prime contractors to design scalable automated test systems (ATS), giving them the flexibility to insert technology and easily transform the ATS to accommodate new measurement applications.

Agilent offers design and test solutions that span the entire technology lifecycle -- R&D, design verification, pre-conformance, conformance, manufacturing, installation and maintenance. Thanks to their reliability, repeatability and consistency, these solutions provide engineers a superior level of performance and functionality without compromise.

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