Microwave Journal

Agilent Demonstrates Newest ATE Solutions at Autotestcon

September 12, 2011

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 12, 2011 – Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced it will display its newest line-up of ATE test systems at Autotestcon (Booth 338). The show runs Sept. 12-15 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Md.

In addition to demonstrating test solutions in high-performance microwave signal generation and analysis, audio analysis, data conversion and signal processing, Agilent will present three technical papers: “The Economics of Diagnostics and Repair in Development, Production and Support”, “21stCentury Strategies for Minimizing Cost of Test Ownership while Maximizing Availability and Technology Refresh for Test and Measurement Assets,” and “Creating Test Systems using AXIe and PXI Modules,”

Here’s what Agilent experts will be demonstrating at the show:

How to achieve the lowest total harmonic distortion and jitter: The Agilent 33522A 30-MHz function/arbitrary generator offers more precise functions and true point-by-point arbitrary waveforms that are alias-protected for exceptional accuracy. Unique to the 33522A is a flexible, dual-channel mode with frequency and amplitude coupling, differential channels, and combined output channels. The generator has a large graphical display that allows for simultaneous parameter setup, signal viewing and editing. The 33522A is part of the Agilent 33500 Series of function/arbitrary waveform generators.

How to capture continuous, gapless signals up to 100 MHz bandwidth: The M9392A PXI vector signal analyzer and M9202A digitizer combine to deliver the industry’s highest bandwidth PXI data streaming capability. Data streaming over long durations enables the user to capture, detect, then analyze the complex, time-varying signals, using Agilent’s 89600B vector signal analysis software.

How to get uncompromised resolution and reliability: The M9181A is a perfect addition to Agilent’s growing family of PXI digital multimeters. This new 6½ digit PXI DMM offers basic measurement features at a competitive price point for test engineers in aerospace/defense, electronic manufacturing and the automotive industry.

How to obtain the highest PXI throughput: The Agilent M9036A PXIe Embedded Controller and the M9018A chassis let engineers integrate legacy PXI instruments into the hybrid slots of the chassis. This future-proof platform provides up to 8 GB/sec of system bandwidth with dual x8 express links to handle the most demanding RF, uW and streaming applications. The controller can also operate in a four-link configuration, providing compatibility with existing PXIe chassis.

How to eliminate the need for expensive RF cables, large power amplifiers, remote hardware and difficult calibration routines: Agilent’s new PXIe Optical Link Modules replace lossy coaxial cables providing optical cables enabling RF and microwave measurements with minimal power loss over 1000 meters. The PXIe modules consist of an optical transmitter, an optical receiver, a USB to optical port, an optical to USB four-port hub and a test port.

How to increase measurement accuracy & flexibility: The M9168C DC to 26.5 GHz PXI programmable step attenuator module provides unmatched RF performance, guaranteed 0.03 dB insertion loss repeatability throughout the operating life of 5 million cycles per section. The M9168C offers a broad attenuation range of 0 to 101 dB with 1 dB step and provides superior attenuation accuracy (+/-0.4 dB at 26.5 GHz) that ensures precise measurements across a wide temperature range.

How to expand signal-routing with high reliability and repeatability: Agilent’s N1810/1/2x, 40/50/67 GHz SPDT/Bypass switches are the only switches on the market today to include 67 GHz. The exceptional 0.05 dB insertion loss repeatability minimizes system uncertainty and reduces downtime, therefore increasing throughput. These switches are ideal for radar and satellite test, wireless-HDMI, microwave backhaul radio, and high-speed digital design applications.

For additional information visit www.autotestcon.com/main and www.agilent.com/find/ad.