TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies Announces Industry’s Highest-Performance Real-Time Spectrum Analyzers

  TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies Announces Industry’s Highest-Performance
  Real-Time Spectrum Analyzers

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- February 8, 2013

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced the availability of
real-time spectrum analysis (RTSA) for its PXA X-Series signal analyzers.
Agilent’s RTSA delivers unmatched probability of intercept (POI), analysis
bandwidth, sensitivity, and frequency range—capabilities that make it the best
way for system developers and signal analysts to see, capture and understand
highly elusive signals.

In applications such as radar, electronic warfare and military communications,
POI is the key benchmark for RTSA. When configured for real-time spectrum
analysis, the PXA can detect intermittent signals with durations as short as
3.57 µs, which is the best POI currently available.

“Even at the extremes of signal analysis, a high-performance analyzer should
be ready for anything—and that’s why RTSA is an upgrade option to the PXA,”
said Guy Séné, president of Agilent’s Electronic Measurement Group. “Only the
real-time PXA combines a high-performance signal analyzer and real-time
analysis. It gives users greater confidence that they’ve achieved a detailed
understanding of what’s happening inside a signal-rich system or environment.”

To help detect more signals in less time, Agilent’s real-time PXA provides an
industry-leading 75-dB spurious-free dynamic range across analysis bandwidths
of up to 160 MHz. This enables users to place deep and wide measurements
anywhere within a measurement range of 50 GHz.

In addition to its industry-leading sensitivity of -157 dBm at 10 GHz (no
preamp), the PXA also provides the ability to vary the resolution bandwidth
within a measurement span. With this combination of capabilities, users are
better able to resolve closely spaced signals, identify intermittent low-level
signals and further improve POI.

For deeper analysis and thorough characterization of complex signals, a
real-time PXA seamlessly integrates with Agilent 89600 VSA software. This
combination of capabilities enables users to find the root cause of signal
problems with advanced troubleshooting tools that support measurements in the
time, frequency and modulation domains. The software also provides connections
to Agilent instruments such as vector signal generators and arbitrary waveform
generators to play back captured signals as inputs to a device under test.

Pricing and availability

RTSA is available as two upgrade options for new and existing PXA signal
analyzers. Both options are available now worldwide. List prices are as

  *N9030AK-RT1 real-time spectrum analyzer up to 85-MHz bandwidth: $7,224.
  *N9030AK-RT2 real-time spectrum analyzer up to 160-MHz bandwidth: $10,320.

The starting price for a new N9030A PXA signal analyzer with the real-time
spectrum analyzer option up to 160 MHz bandwidth is $96,304.

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About Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world’s premier measurement company
and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, diagnostics,
electronics and communications. The company’s 20,500 employees serve customers
in more than 100 countries. Agilent had revenues of $6.9 billion in fiscal
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