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Agilent Intros Faster RF Signal Generation
PXi test modules.
Santa Clara, CA, — Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) has introduced the M9391A, a 1MHz to 3 or 6GHz PXIe vector signal analyzer, with up to 160MHz bandwidth designed to test the latest wireless standards. Used in combination with the company's modular X-series applications, the M9391A delivers a consistent user interface, common measurement consistency, and backward-compatible APIs to accelerate test development and throughput.

According to the company, the M9391A is a complementary product to the M9381A PXIe VSG for testing and design validation of wireless power amplifiers, transceivers and cellular base stations, primarily picocell and femtocell. The new analyzer performs more tests in less time, significantly reducing costs. It uses innovative Fastune technology that enables unprecedented servo-loop test times through rapid frequency and amplitude adjustments. In addition, its hardware-accelerated power measurements maximize throughput while retaining measurement integrity.

Agilent X-Series measurement applications for modular instruments support a common set of standard measurements for wireless communications signals. By using proven X-Series software with the new PXI VSA, engineers can increase measurement speed while ensuring code compatibility and measurement continuity. X-series measurement applications enable the testing of major wireless communications and connectivity formats, such as LTE, GSM, W-CDMA and 802.11ac right from the start, and ensure easy access to emerging standards without returning or replacing hardware.

Engineers can use the M9391A PXIe VSA with the M9381A and modular X-Apps to test wideband power amplifiers, front-end modules, transceivers and more. The PXI VSA comes with 40MHz RF bandwidth and can be upgraded to 100 or 160MHz bandwidth supporting extremely fast modulation analysis by real-time hardware resampling. The hardware is license-key upgradeable to adapt to new and changing requirements.

Contact: Agilent Technologies, Test and Measurement Organization, 5301 Stevens Creek Blvd., MS 54LAK, Santa Clara, CA 95052 800-452-4844 Web:

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