TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies Announces 160-MHz Bandwidth and Real-Time Capability for MXA Signal Analyzer

  TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies Announces 160-MHz Bandwidth and Real-Time
  Capability for MXA Signal Analyzer

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- June 4, 2013

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced significant enhancements
to its midrange N9020A MXA X-Series signal analyzer. New options for 160-MHz
analysis bandwidth and real-time spectrum analyzer (RTSA) capability address
the challenges of measuring interference in the next generation of
heterogeneous wireless networks.

The options can be included in new MXAs or added to existing units. The RTSA
option is one-seventh the cost of a single-purpose real-time analyzer.

With increased deployment of small cells and wireless LANs, there is a greater
likelihood of unwanted signal interaction in the RF spectrum. For developers,
real-time spectrum analysis is a powerful tool for capturing and analyzing
highly elusive signals. Agilent’s MXA with the RTSA option delivers 160-MHz
real-time bandwidth and the industry’s fastest overlap processing. The
combination enables accurate triggering on short-duration transients. In
addition, the signal analyzer’s frequency-mask trigger and various real-time
displays help users pinpoint intermittent interference problems.

“These updates to the MXA make it an indispensable tool for wireless engineers
trying to understand and resolve what’s happening inside signal-rich systems
or environments,” said Andy Botka, vice president and general manager of
Agilent’s Microwave Communications Division. “As manufacturers seek to
maximize channel capacity, the functionality and performance of the MXA will
help them ensure that their devices are transmitting accurately and without
unwanted interference.”

On measurements up to 26.5 GHz, the MXA now offers analysis bandwidths of 85,
125 and 160 MHz, all of which are available as upgrades to existing units. The
160-MHz option meets the requirements of 802.11ac wireless LAN and
LTE-Advanced specifications, both of which use wider transmission bandwidths
to satisfy ever-increasing demand for data. The MXA’s ability to capture
signals within a 160-MHz bandwidth with 72 dBc of spurious-free dynamic range
enables users to rapidly characterize small signals near large ones.

For deeper analysis, the real-time MXA also works with Agilent 89600 VSA
software. This combination enables users to thoroughly demodulate and
characterize highly complex signals.

U.S. Pricing and Availability

The starting price of a new N9020A MXA signal analyzer with the RTSA option
for 160-MHz real-time bandwidth is $70,900.

The RTSA and analysis-bandwidth options are available as upgrades to existing
analyzers. The compatibility of bandwidth upgrades depends on the existing
configuration of the analyzer. The options are priced as follows:

  *N9020A-B85, 85-MHz analysis bandwidth: $20,019
  *N9020A-B1A, 125-MHz analysis bandwidth: $25,024
  *N9020A-B1X, 160-MHz analysis bandwidth: $30,029
  *N9020A-RT1 or N9020AK-RT1 (upgrade), real-time spectrum analyzer with up
    to 85-MHz analysis bandwidth: $7,231
  *N9020A-RT2 or N9020AK-RT2 (upgrade), real-time spectrum analyzer with up
    to 160-MHz analysis bandwidth: $10,330

All options are available now worldwide.

More information is available at and High-resolution images are available at A media backgrounder is available at Additional background
information about real-time spectrum analysis and technical innovations in the
PXA signal analyzer is available at

About Agilent Technologies

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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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