TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies Announces Waveform Creator, Modular
Software for Easy Development of Baseband and Vector Signals
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- September 10, 2013
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced the M9099 Waveform
Creator, a modular software application that supports analog and digital
modulation formats, for the Agilent M9381A PXIe Vector Signal Generator.
The new software provides a simple, open and expandable environment that
increases productivity and speeds time to deployment through superior
connectivity with design and modelling software.
The trend in electronics toward higher data rates and wider bandwidths means
designers must create complex signals to verify their design and measure how
the device performs in real-world situations. The difficulty of creating
testing environments for thorough evaluation is becoming exponentially more
challenging for everything from proprietary radar systems to complex
commercial multi-channel, multi-emitter communication systems.
Typically the assembly of such waveforms requires designers to aggregate
multiple tools and waveform formats, leaving the user with the task of
waveform timing alignment, resampling to different carrier frequencies and
sample rates, and waveform validation.
M9099 Waveform Creator is the latest addition to Agilent’s growing lineup of
modular PXI and AXIe products. It was specifically designed to support
customers who need to create and manage the assembly of custom waveforms for
developing and testing defense electronics, military radios, and
next-generation wireless communication devices.
Agilent’s SystemVue software (a focused design automation environment for
electronic system-level design) and its 89600 VSA software (a comprehensive
set of tools for signal demodulation and vector signal analysis) work together
in the M9099 Waveform Creator environment.
“Agilent Waveform Creator provides a superior framework for creating custom
baseband and modulated RF waveforms while allowing our customers to preserve
their investment through a simple drag-and-drop interface that supports
importing waveforms from other tools, such as Agilent’s SystemVue,” said Mario
Narduzzi,modular solutions marketing managerforAgilent. “It pays for itself
by saving time and effort to create and manage complex waveform stimulus used
in R&D, design validation, and manufacturing test.”
Waveform Creator can create individual segments using available waveform
plug-ins or user-created plug-ins. Assembling a signal is a matter of dragging
and dropping waveform segments into tracks and modifying the segment
attributes with user-definable parameters. Noise, IQ impairments and
precorrections can be customized for the aggregated waveform as needed.
Finally the signal is downloaded to the M9381A PXI VSG or a waveform file.
During each step Waveform Creator automatically recalculates the final
waveform and displays the result prior to download.
U.S. Pricing and Availability
Available now, the Agilent M9099 Waveform Creator base configuration sells for
$4,200. A free 30-day Waveform Creator trial license is available for download
*Licenses are sold as perpetual and transportable, which enables rehosting
of licenses on different Microsoft Windows-based computers, making it
possible to upgrade the PC or embedded PXI controller at any time.
*Input waveform plug-ins for the first release include digitally modulated
signals (complementing Agilent’s 89600 VSA) and importing
*Output plug-ins are provided for the M9381A PXI VSG and optional
unencrypted data file writing.
The Agilent Premium Support Program starts at $630 per year for the Waveform
Creator core base configuration. This provides customers with unlimited
product upgrades, access to live product-support specialists for fast product
installation and operation support, and access to the Waveform Creator online
Knowledge Center with a wealth of product resources, including application
support articles, example waveforms, videos and tutorials.
Additional information about Agilent’s modular test solutions is available at
www.agilent.com/find/M9099. Product photos are available at
An in-depth Agilent modular products backgrounder is available at
Agilent’s wireless test solutions can be found at
www.youtube.com/AgilentCellular and www.youtube.com/AgilentWireless.
Agilent Modular PXI and AXIe Products
Agilent offers a complete lineup of PXI and AXIe products, including
digitizers, arbitrary waveform generators, digitizing oscilloscopes, digital
multimeters and a range of switches.
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 net revenues of $6.9 billion in fiscal
2012. Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com.
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