TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies’ FieldFox Analyzers Can Now Be Remotely
Controlled via Apple iOS Devices
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- June 4, 2013
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that its FieldFox handheld
analyzers can now be remotely controlled via an iOS device such as an iPad or
iPhone. Also new are a spectrum analysis time-gating option and support for
Agilent’s USB peak-power sensors. These features provide engineers the
precision and flexibility they need to more easily and quickly test their RF
FieldFox’s remote control capability, Option 030, enables viewing and control
of the instrument via the Remote Viewer iOS application. With a wireless LAN
or cellular broadband data connection using an iOS device, the FieldFox
analyzers can now be placed in areas where users do not wish to stay long due
to extremely harsh or unsafe conditions. Additionally, if one technician or
engineer has trouble making a measurement or determining the source of a
problem, another can step in to remotely troubleshoot and solve the problem.
Once users launch the Remote Viewer, they can easily access FieldFox demo
videos and technical literature such as user guides, application notes and
datasheets. This enables engineers and technicians in the field to quickly
find the data they need to resolve network issues as they arise. Access to
this information also makes the app ideal for training and educational
“Carrying precision into the field is the driving idea behind Agilent’s
FieldFox analyzers,” said Dan Dunn of Agilent’s Component Test Division. “Our
new remote control capability reinforces this principle by enabling our
customers to make precise RF and microwave measurements right from their
Spectrum Analyzer Functionality
FieldFox’s new spectrum analysis time-gating function, Option 238, is
specifically geared toward engineers testing the pulse characteristics of
their radar systems. Unlike competing solutions, FieldFox’s time-gating
function allows users to view both frequency and time domain at the same time,
and it can measure very narrow pulses (less than 1 us wide) with sweep time as
small as 8 us. Enhanced trigger functions (burst trigger and pre-trigger, for
example) further ease the signal-measurement challenge.
USB Peak-Power Sensor Support
Peak power measurements are necessary to test pulsed transmissions. FieldFox’s
power meter, Option 302, now supports Agilent’s USB peak-power sensors,
enabling engineers to measure peak and average power to 18 or 40 GHz. This
offers the same accuracy as measurements obtained using traditional peak-power
meters. By extending FieldFox’s frequency to tackle measurements in the 40-GHz
range, the power meter option is well suited for radar engineers maintaining
and troubleshooting radar communications equipment and networks.
U.S. Pricing and Availability
Agilent’s new remote-control capability (Option 030) for the FieldFox RF and
microwave analyzers is now available to order for $500. The Remote Viewer iOS
application can be downloaded from the Apple app store for viewing. The
spectrum analyzer time-gating function (Option 238) is available for $850. It
can be used with the N9913/14/15/16/17/18A and N9935/36/37/38A FieldFox units.
Support for Agilent’s USB peak-power sensors is included in the FieldFox power
meter (Option 302), which is available for $500.
More information on the new FieldFox options is available at
www.agilent.com/find/FieldFox. Background information is available at
www.agilent.com/find/fieldfox_backgrounder. Images are available at
www.agilent.com/find/FieldFox_June2013_images. Visit the Agilent YouTube
network at www.youtube.com/AgilentTM to see latest products and applications
videos in electronic design and measurement.
Agilent will demonstrate its latest FieldFox options, along with solutions
that range from circuit-level modeling through system verification for general
RF, microwave, 4G communications, and aerospace/defense applications at IMS
2013/IEEE MTT-S (Booth 1230), June 2-7, in Seattle. A range of premier partner
solutions will also be available on Agilent Avenue and throughout the event
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
2012. Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com.
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