Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced a wireless networking test set and OFDMA measurement application software, forming a complete one-box transmitter and receiver test solution for Mobile WiMAX devices. With its superior specifications and fast manufacturing test time, this solution effectively meets the needs of cell phone, ODM and CM manufacturing engineers testing WiMAX mobile subscriber devices or modules that use IEEE 802.16e-2005.
In today's manufacturing environment, engineers are constantly faced with time-to-market pressures. They must get their products to market ahead of the competition, while at the same time protecting profit potential and ensuring the shortest possible test times. Additionally, testing high volumes of Mobile WiMAX devices requires a standard-compliant 802.16e-2005 physical layer test tool. Agilent's new N8300A one-box parametric WiMAX test set provides just such a solution to address these challenges, while the associated Agilent N6301A Measurement Application ensures fast and accurate measurement analysis of Mobile WiMAX signals.
"Agilent continues to demonstrate its leadership in the Mobile WiMAX arena via the rollout of industry-leading test and measurement solutions like the N8300A and N6301A," said Niels Faché, vice president and general manager of Agilent's Mobile Broadband Division. "That leadership and continued research and development of innovative measurement solutions fully enables engineers to rapidly and confidently design and implement high-quality radio systems, while also clearing the way for successful evolution and deployment of Mobile WiMAX."
The Agilent N8300A Wireless Networking Test Set is based on an architecture that integrates Agilent's state-of-the-art Vector Signal Analysis and Vector Signal Generator hardware, and features an easy-to-use front panel graphical user interface and SCPI command set. Measurement algorithms and software leveraged from WiMAX R&D test tools enables fast test development and measurement traceability through the product lifecycle.
"These new products complement Agilent's portfolio of WiMAX test solutions, which span the entire WiMAX lifecycle, from R&D through manufacturing," said C.J. Meurell, European operations general manager for Agilent's Mobile Broadband Division's WiMAX portfolio. "Their superior performance and benefits are further evidence of our commitment to continually updating our Mobile WiMAX measurement solutions to keep pace with evolving engineering requirements."
Agilent's N8300A Wireless Networking Test Set and N6301A Measurement Application will be showcased at the upcoming Global WiMAX Summit in Beijing, China, Sept. 10-11; WiMAX World 2007 in Chicago, Ill., Sept. 25-27, Booth 737; and Forum de l'Electronique, Porte de Versailles, Paris, France, Sept. 25-27, Booth P41, Hall 7.2. Also on display will be Agilent's Mobile WiMAX measurement solutions for R&D, pre-conformance test, manufacturing, and installation and maintenance, including MIMO design and verification with the Advanced Design System, MXA, Agilent MXG, Power Meter and 89601A Vector Signal Analysis software solutions.
U.S. Pricing and Availability
Agilent's N8300A Wireless Networking Test Set, with associated N6301A 802.16 OFDMA Measurement Application software, will be available in October 2007. Pricing is as follows:
Wireless Networking Test Set
(includes the Agilent N8300A-505 4.8 GHz Wireless Networking Test Set and N6301A-1FP software license)
Wireless Networking Test Set, 4.8 GHz frequency range
Rack slide kit
Commercial calibration certificate with test data
802.16 OFDMA Measurement Application
802.16 OFDMA Measurement Application – fixed perpetual license
More information about the Agilent Wireless Networking Test Set and 802.16 OFDMA Measurement Application is available at www.agilent.com/find/N8300A. A photo of the Wireless Networking Test Set is available at www.agilent.com/find/WNTS_images.