Test and Measurement Channel

Accurate Simulation of an X-band Frequency Synthesizer

This article describes the simulation and design of an X-band frequency synthesizer that can be applied to a micro-satellite transmitter system. The effects of the sideband’s spurious noise on the adjacent channels and the phase noise in each component...
Today’s transmitters for earth imaging micro-satellite systems demand higher communication quality and higher data rates to be capable of transmitting pictures or data with an appropriate quality, a higher frequency of operation and more channels per unit bandwidth. Low power consumption and small size are also required for this...
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Agilent Technologies simplifies multiport measurements with new PNA Series network analyzer capabilities

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today demonstrated new capabilities for its PNA Series network analyzer that simplify complex measurements for multiport and active device test. Key features include full N-port error correction and an integrated second source for advanced multiport measurements. The PNA's new capabilities enable RF and microwave engineers working in wireless communications, aerospace and defense, and signal-integrity markets to characterize components faster and increase production throughput while enhancing accuracy.
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Agilent Technologies announces IEEE 802.11n MIMO modulation analysis capability for emerging communications applications

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced the availability of an IEEE 802.11n MIMO modulation analysis capability for its 89600 Series vector signal analysis software. Featuring a broad set of measurements, this capability is the ideal R&D tool for developers of Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output (MIMO) based IEEE 802.11n components, subsystems and systems, using general-purpose measurement tools.
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Agilent Technologies uses interactive online demonstration to highlight web capabilities of LXI instruments

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced online access to three operational instruments, compatible with the LAN eXtensions for Instrumentation (LXI) standard, through the instruments' built-in Web pages. From their desktops, visitors to the "LXI Live" Web site can interact with each product, viewing actual Web pages that display information such as product description, functionality and configuration. This type of remote, Web-based access to a measurement system illustrates the distributed, global test capabilities enabled by LXI-compliant products.
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