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Single acquisition combined Fixed WiMAX measurement is a
breakthrough solution for high-volume, high-throughput production manufacturing
test. It allows manufacturers to make measurements much faster than traditional
measurements. It is a SCPI-based measurement application with varied parameter
setup and simple user interface.
The N9074A application is designed for time-critical tests on the
production line, supports transmit power, transmit output spectrum, and
modulation accuracy measurements for 802.16d uplink and downlink signals, and
also supports frequency hopping signals. The high dynamic range of the Agilent
X-Series signal analyzers (MXA/EXA) ensures that the measurements remain as
accurate as possible.
35670A 2 or 4 channel
FFT Dynamic Signal Analyzer, DC-102.4 kHz
The Agilent 35670A is a versatile FFT analyzer with built in source
for general spectrum and network analysis, and for octave, order, and
correlation analysis. Rugged and portable, it is ideal for field work, yet it
has the performance and functionality required for demanding R&D
The built in source with optional analysis features optimize the
instrument for analyzing and troubleshooting noise, vibration and acoustic
problems, evaluating and solving rotating machinery problems, and characterizing
control systems parameters.
- 102.4 kHz at 1 channel, 51.2 kHz at 2 channel, 25.6 kHz at 4
200, 400, 800 and 1600 lines of resolution
- 90 dB
dynamic range, 130 dB in swept-sine mode
Random, Burst random, Periodic chirp, Burst chirp, Pink noise, Sine,
Linear, Cross, and Power Spectrum, Power Spectral Density, Frequency
Response, Coherence, THD, harmonic power, Time Waveform, Auto-correlation,
Cross-Correlation, Histogram, PDF, CDF
- Octave analysis
with triggered waterfall display
input and order tracking with orbit diagram
3.5-inch floppy disk
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future, but Agilent can help you shape it with our future-ready test assets.
The X-Series is an evolutionary approach to signal analysis that spans
instrumentation, measurements and software.
X-Series signal analyzers are ready to evolve as technology changes. With
upgradeable CPU, memory, disk drives, and I/O ports, you can keep your test
assets current and extend instrument longevity. Adding functionality or
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reliability you’ll enhance asset uptime.
The high-performance PXA is the evolutionary replacement for your current performance
signal or spectrum analyzer.
The mid-performance MXA is the ultimate accelerator as your products move
from design to manufacturing to the marketplace.
The economy-class EXA is the fastest way to maximize throughput on the
The low-cost CXA is a versatile tool for essential signal characterization.
Proven algorithms, 100% code-compatibility, and a common UI across the
X-Series create a consistent measurement framework for signal analysis that
ensures repeatable results and measurement integrity so you can leverage your
test system software through all phases of product development. You can further
extend your test assets by transporting applications across multiple X-Series
analyzers. Learn one X-Series analyzer, know them all.
All X-Series signal analyzers share a common library of more than 20
advanced measurement applications and with the open Windows® operating system
you can run applications such as MATLAB or 89600 VSA software. The
industry-leading VSA software supports over 70 signal standards and modulation
types, with a first-to-market track record that can accelerate your own designs
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Agilent resources for
WiMAX™ test for Mobile WiMAX, Fixed WiMAX and WiBRO. Resources include WiMAX
test equipment, WiMAX design solutions, application notes, webcasts and more.
As a world leader in test and measurement
solutions, and as a member and active participant in the WiMAX Forum®, Agilent
Technologies continues to be at the forefront of the WiMAX market. Agilent
offers the largest breadth of WiMAX design and test solutions spanning the entire
lifecycle from R&D, design verification and
pre-conformance, conformance, manufacturing, through network deployment and
service assurance – for Fixed and Mobile WiMAX™, WiBro, and including support
for Wave 2 and MIMO.
Our engineers, experts in
test, have dedicated themselves to understanding the intricacies of this
evolving standard to provide you with the solutions you need, when you need
them. So, as you take WiMAX forward, Agilent
will continue to clear the way.
WiMAXT testing with Agilent's E6651A and an Elektrobit Propsim C8
WiMAX™ testing with Agilents E6651A and an Azimuth ACE
and Troubleshooting Digitally Modulated Signal in the MXA Signal Analyzer (AN
Manufacturing WiMAX™ Test Equipment
Wireless Networking Test Set
The N8300A is a one-box RF parametric test set targeting manufacturing and
design engineers who need a standard-compliant physical layer (PHY) test
tool for mobile and/or fixed WiMAX™ Tx and Rx applications.
802.16 OFDMA Measurement Application
The N9075A 802.16 OFDMA measurement application for the X-Series (MXA/EXA)
signal analyzers provides one-button standard-based pass/fail testing of
Signal Studio for 802.16 WiMAX™
Use Signal Studio for 802.16 WiMAX to create waveforms for use with the
N5182A MXG, N5162A MXG ATE, E4438C ESG and E8267D PSG vector signal
Agilent Technologies Debuts WiMAX(tm) Optimization Solution for
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced its WiMAX
Optimization Solution for IEEE 802.16e-2005. This breakthrough drive-testing
capability for its network optimization test platform enables WiMAX network
equipment manufacturers and service providers to authenticate the actual
subscriber experience in real-world WiMAX environments. This capability allows
manufacturers to develop faster and more reliable WiMAX-enabled products.
The Agilent WiMAX Optimization Solution is the latest version of the
new 4G air interface technology, enhanced for ultra high-speed packet data
transfer with Quality of Service (QoS). It enables 4G wireless communications
systems to deliver business-critical data services such as video telephony,
video conferencing and video streaming downloads, with network-enforced QoS to
guarantee the performance of the service.
"With WiMAX environments that operate in IEEE 802.16e-2005,
manufacturers and service providers are facing complex measurement
considerations compared with traditional 2G and 3G iDEN/CDMA networks,"
said David Churchill, vice president and general manager, Agilent's Network and
Digital Solutions business unit. "Our portfolio provides the ability to
test devices, signals and services from the early stages of development through
deployment. This helps design and manufacturing engineers do their jobs faster
and more efficiently than ever before."
The Agilent Wireless Network Optimization Platform
The Agilent wireless network optimization test platform for RF
engineering and operation teams enables WiMAX test for IEEE 802.16e-2005
drive-test capabilities through a scalable, integrated, air interface
measurement system. This software enhancement helps network equipment
manufacturers and service providers identify interference issues and
neighboring cell site configuration problems, enabling the smooth introduction
and ongoing maintenance of WiMAX capabilities that operate in IEEE 802.16e-2005
wireless broadband data networks.
This platform is used to support integration and maintenance of 2G,
3G and 4G networks, obtain comprehensive call-performance statistics and
quantify the end-user's experience for both voice and data. Agilent now offers
service providers the most concurrent measurements in the industry, enabling
unparalleled efficiency in air interface testing and troubleshooting. Agilent
also offers an unmatched portfolio of WiMAX test solutions for R&D,
verification and manufacturing.
Agilent Technologies enhances OFDMA capability for 802.16e mobile WiMAX
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced enhancements to
its 802.16e OFDMA (orthogonal frequency division multiplexing access)
capability for mobile WiMAX applications. WiMAX is intended to make
point-to-multipoint broadband network access widely available without the
expense and installation limitations associated with wired options.
Agilent 89601A Option B7Y IEEE-802.16e OFDMA modulation analysis
provides an advanced tool set for unfolding the intricate physical layer
structure of mobile WiMAX signals. Its ability to analyze frames, zones and
individual data bursts in detail makes it ideally suited for RF, IF and
baseband engineers designing components and transceivers for 802.16e-compliant
base stations and customer premises equipment (CPE).
Wireless metropolitan area network (MAN) signals, like WiMAX, are
complex to troubleshoot, especially given the many pieces of the 802.16e
physical layer. New enhancements to Option B7Y help simplify the analysis
complexity of OFDMA signals. They include a special PRBS status indicator
(PSI), detailed analysis at the data burst level, and data-burst-coordinated
result color coding.
With Agilent's unique PSI, the zone permutation formula does not
have to be correct for successful demodulation. In most cases Option B7Y will
still demodulate the signal and then show the PRBS seed that generated the PRBS
Data-burst-coordinated color coding and coupled markers speed the
process of tracking an error from the constellation through multiple EVM, PVT
and spectrum measurements to the zone map. Option B7Y's six displays save the
engineer time in switching between measurements.
The 89601A Vector Signal Analysis Software offers a wide range of
troubleshooting tools for analyzing digital satellite video and other satellite
signals, LMDS, 802.11b wireless LAN, 802.11a and HiperLAN/2 OFDM wireless LAN,
Bluetooth(r) systems and more. Its flexible demodulation option is particularly
well suited for testing proprietary single-carrier signaling formats. The
analyzer features innovative error analysis tools and user-adaptive
equalization to help the engineer identify the existence and cause of problems.
Agilent Technologies Offers WiMAX eSeminar and Tool Kit CD Free-of-Charge,
Strengthening its Leadership in the WiMAX Arena
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced the release of
an on-demand eSeminar and Tool Kit CD for fixed 802.16-2004 and mobile
802.16e-2005 WiMAX applications. Further complementing Agilent's broad offering
of WiMAX solutions, these resources are designed to help today's engineers more
efficiently and effectively test and verify WiMAX designs and radios.
Agilent's "Testing Mobile WiMAX Radios from Pre-Certification
Through Manufacturing" eSeminar is specifically targeted at WiMAX chipset
developers and reference designers and integrators. Participants learn about
the radio tests that can be tackled using a standard Vector Signal Analyzer and
Generator, including those specified in the WiMAX Radio Conformance Test (RCT)
document. The eSeminar also provides insight into the test objectives and
configuration needed to evaluate devices during design validation, integration
and initial manufacturing.
The Agilent WiMAX Tool Kit CD gives engineers information needed to
simulate, troubleshoot and verify designs for 802.16-2004 and 802.16 OFDMA
"Agilent stands as a true innovator and leader in
standard-compliant 802.16 design and test tools, providing solutions for
testing fixed and mobile WiMAX throughout the entire WiMAX lifecycle,"
said Guy Sene, vice president and general manager of Agilent's Signal Analysis
Division. "We were first to provide standard-compliant 802.16 design and
test tools for fixed and mobile WiMAX applications, and the first to enable RF
and baseband engineers working at the 802.16-1004 PHY layer to create, analyze
and troubleshoot signals. That innovation and leadership continues today as we
work to provide engineers with the resources they need to efficiently and
effectively create the next generation of communication based on WiMAX."
Agilent Technologies Obtains Principal Member Status with WiMAX Forum(r)
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that it has
received principal member status with the WiMAX Forum. Agilent, a market leader
in test equipment, has been actively involved in the Forum since 2004,
introducing test equipment to support WiMAX(tm) technology.
Agilent was first to provide standard-compliant 802.16 design and
test tools and solutions for fixed and mobile 802.16 applications, and first to
enable RF and baseband engineers working at the 802.16-2004 PHY layer to
create, analyze and troubleshoot signals. Agilent's principal status will
further strengthen its ability to deliver standards-based WiMAX test solutions,
contributing to the delivery of cost-effective, high-quality products into the
"Inclusion in the WiMAX Forum as a principal member is yet
another opportunity for Agilent to continue to demonstrate leadership and
ongoing commitment to enabling the emergence of WiMAX as a truly global
technology," said Ron Nersesian, vice president of Agilent's Wireless
Business Unit. "We have been actively engaged with the WiMAX Forum and
have introduced innovative test solutions for this market, ensuring today's engineers
have the tools they need to create the next generation of communication based
on the WiMAX of tomorrow."
As a world leader in test and measurement solutions, Agilent
continues to be at the forefront of this emerging market, offering WiMAX design
and test solutions that span the entire technology lifecycle -- R&D, design
verification and pre-conformance, conformance, and manufacturing. Thanks to
their reliability, repeatability and consistency, these solutions provide
engineers with a level of performance and functionality not currently available
with competing solutions.
bout WiMAX Forum
The WiMAX Forum is an industry-led, nonprofit corporation formed to
help promote and certify the compatibility and interoperability of broadband
wireless products using the IEEE 802.16 and ETSI HiperMAN wireless MAN
specifications. The WiMAX Forum's goal is to accelerate the introduction of
these devices into the marketplace. WiMAX Forum Certified(tm) products will be
fully interoperable and support Metropolitan Broadband Fixed, Portable and
Mobile Applications. For more information about the WiMAX Forum and its
Agilent Technologies Announces Demonstration of WiMAX(tm) Measurement
gilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that its mobile
WiMAX (IEEE 802.16e-2005) measurement solutions were used by participants at
the WiMAX Forum(r)'s recent third, public Mobile WiMAX PlugFest, an
interoperability showcase hosted by AT4 Wireless and ETSI in Sophia Antipolis,
France. Agilent's mobile WiMAX solutions include the Agilent MXG, Signal
Studio, MXA, 89601A Vector Signal Analyzer (VSA) software, and Mobile WiMAX
Test Set. Featuring exceptional performance and functionality, these solutions
provided PlugFest participants with PHY, MAC and functional test capabilities
not currently available with competing solutions.
Bringing a new level of innovative test features and performance to
the developer, Agilent's mobile WiMAX measurement solutions provide engineers
with the necessary tools to perform accurate, cost-effective and fast signal
analysis, signal generation, protocol testing, and end-to-end functional test
in the lab.
Agilent's broad range of mobile WiMAX measurement solutions will
next be showcased June 18-22 at the WiMAX Forum's plenary session in Madrid,
Spain. On display will be the Agilent MXG, MXA, 89601A VSA software, and E6651A
Mobile WiMAX Test Set, plus the latest enhancements to Agilent's Mobile WiMAX
Signal Studio (N7615B) tools for mobile WiMAX. New features to be added to
Signal Studio to support signal generation for the Wave 2 system profiles
include: Matrix A and Matrix B signals for downlink, MIMO fading embedded in a
waveform, uplink collaborative MIMO, creation of HARQ bursts and uplink
Agilent engineers will be on hand in Madrid to demonstrate how
Agilent test tools can be used to verify performance of mobile WiMAX devices.
In contrast to other solutions often used just to verify that a signal is
present when a problem is found, Agilent's solutions can also be used for
In an additional show of support for the development of WiMAX and
mobile WiMAX standards, Agilent is sponsoring the WiMAX Forum Certification
Working Group - Technical Working Group (CWG-TWG) meeting, which will take
place July 11-14 in San Francisco.
"The exceptional levels of performance demonstrated by our
WiMAX measurement solutions exemplifies our commitment to develop solutions
that foster a successful WiMAX marketplace," said Agilent's Guy Sene, vice
president of marketing, Wireless Business Unit, and vice president and general
manager, Signal Analysis Division. "That commitment is displayed yet again
through our sponsorship of and active participation in technical working-group
meetings for the WiMAX Forum."
Agilent Technologies announces Mobile WiMAX and 802.11n design exploration
libraries to speed wireless communications product development
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced two new design
exploration libraries for use with its Advanced Design System (ADS) EDA
software. The Mobile WiMAX library helps wireless systems designers and
verification engineers speed development of communications products for
broadband wireless access (BWA) applications. The 802.11n library helps system
design and verification engineers speed development of the latest high-speed
"Catching and eliminating system integration problems early can
save hundreds of thousands of dollars in a typical design cycle," said
Afshin Amini, product marketing manager with Agilent's EEsof EDA division.
"With these new design exploration libraries, designers can identify DSP
and analog/RF integration problems early and avoid over-specification."
The IEEE 802.16e standard, generally referred to as Mobile WiMAX,
specifies air interfaces for BWA systems and utilizes roaming and handoff to
enable laptop and mobile phone operation. The standard is expected to energize
the BWA industry and open opportunities for systems in applications where these
types of wireless systems were previously cost-prohibitive.
The 802.11n design exploration library is based on the latest
proposal from the Enhanced Wireless Consortium (EWC), a coalition formed to
accelerate the IEEE 802.11n standard development process and promote a
technology specification for next-generation wireless local area networking
Both libraries provide preconfigured simulation setups, signal
sources and fully coded BER analysis for simulation of the circuitry used in
mobile BWA and 802.11n-based designs. They help speed the development cycle by
allowing system designers to analyze a system's performance before all of its
components are designed. The Mobile WiMAX library works within the ADS
environment and with the Agilent Ptolemy simulator to streamline design and verification
of OFDMA- (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access) based, last-mile
service designs. The 802.11n library works within the ADS environment and with
the Agilent Ptolemy simulator to streamline design and verification of MIMO-
(multiple input-multiple output) based WLAN designs.
Both libraries also can be imported into Agilent RF Design
Environment (RFDE), allowing RFIC designers to access Mobile WiMAX and 802.11n
test benches within the Cadence Virtuoso custom design platform through links
developed as part of the ongoing alliance between Agilent and Cadence Design
About Agilent ADS, Ptolemy and RFDE
Agilent ADS offers a complete set of front-to-back simulation and
layout tools and instrument links for RF and microwave IC design in a single,
integrated design flow. Agilent Ptolemy is a system-level simulation and design
environment within ADS based on a hybrid of data flow and timed synchronous
technologies that facililitates analog/RF and digital signal processing
co-design. Agilent RFDE tightly integrates RF simulation technologies from
Agilent ADS into Cadence's analog and mixed-signal design flow to aid in
large-scale RF/mixed-signal IC design.
Agilent Technologies and AT4 Wireless win joint WiMAX conformance test
systems contract in Taiwan
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) and AT4 Wireless (formerly known
as CETECOM Spain) announced today that Agilent's Measurement Systems Division
and Wireless Business Unit have won a contract valued at more than US$1 million
jointly with AT4 Wireless for fixed and mobile WiMAX conformance test and
regulatory test systems with Telecom Technology Center (TTC) Taiwan.
Agilent's Measurement Systems Division will provide the regulatory
test system, project management, installation and training services; AT4
Wireless' Systems Division will provide the fixed and mobile WiMAX radio and
protocol conformance test system based on their MINT T2110 architecture. AT4
Wireless' Labs Division will train TTC employees on test procedures for WiMAX
Forum Certified(tm) products.
"This is a further step in the successful rollout of WiMAX in
the Asia region and our close relationship with AT4 Wireless," said Amir
Aghdaei, vice president and general manager of Agilent's Measurement Systems
Division. "With our strong local systems integration and support presence,
and our working closely with AT4 Wireless, we were able to meet the customer's
needs for a complete WiMAX RF and protocol conformance test solution with the
The AT4 Wireless MINT T2110 Conformance Test System is the official
radio conformance test system for WiMAX certification of IEEE 802.16-2004 and
ETSI HiperMAN-based devices. Combining AT4 Systems technology with Agilent's
industry-leading E4440A Series PSA high-performance signal analyzer, 89601
Option B7S/B7Y software and E4438C ESG vector signal generator, MINT T2110
covers the transmitter and receiver test cases for base stations and subscriber
stations according to the WiMAX CS 103 001 test specification.
"We have enjoyed a good relationship with Agilent for many
years, starting in Bluetooth, and more recently the 802.16 WiMAX communication
technologies," said Luis Fernando Martinez, general director of AT4
Wireless. "WiMAX represents an excellent new area of mutual cooperation
between our organizations." Guy Sene, vice president, Signal Analysis
Division, added, "By working with AT4 Wireless on 802.16 RF conformance
test systems, we have been able to focus our energies and resources on
developing and continuously enhancing our industry-leading measurement and
analysis tools for WiMAX."