Agilent Technologies Inc. introduces the FieldFox handheld RF analyzer -- the world’s most integrated handheld instrument for wireless network installation and maintenance (I&M). FieldFox improves RF field engineers’ and technicians’ productivity to perform base station I&M more efficiently and accurately.

Key measurements include cable and antenna test from 2 MHz to 4/6 GHz, spectrum analysis from 100 kHz to 4/6 GHz, vector network analysis and true average power measurements. The Agilent FieldFox handheld RF analyzer is the first and only RF tool for base station I&M that is calibration-ready at the test port. It combines multiple RF measurement capabilities in one rugged, compact and lightweight package, and can tackle complex wireless networks with test times that are more than 50 percent faster than traditional testers.

Agilent’s FieldFox is the only handheld analyzer that can make return-loss and distance-to-fault measurements at the same time. This allows users to quickly check system performance and identify potentially degraded system components simultaneously, doubling the efficiency compared to traditional testers.

“Fast test times, superior accuracy and a high level of integration are capabilities which set FieldFox apart from other commercially available test solutions in the I&M market,” said Gregg Peters, vice president and general manager of Agilent’s Component Test Division. “These capabilities -- coupled with the RF analyzer’s unmatched measurement integrity and backed by Agilent’s leadership in RF/microwave network and spectrum analysis for 40-plus years -- ensure today’s wireless service providers have the most productive test solutions to address complex network issues in the field.”