|[February 08, 2013]
TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies Announces Industry's Highest-Performance Real-Time Spectrum Analyzers
SANTA CLARA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Agilent Technologies (News - Alert) Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced the availability of
real-time spectrum analysis (RTSA) for its PXA
X-Series signal analyzers. Agilent's RTSA delivers unmatched
probability of intercept (POI), analysis bandwidth, sensitivity, and
frequency range-capabilities that make it the best way for system
developers and signal analysts to see, capture and understand highly
In applications such as radar, electronic warfare and military
communications, POI is the key benchmark for RTSA. When configured for
real-time spectrum analysis, the PXA can detect intermittent signals
with durations as short as 3.57 µs, which is the best POI currently
"Even at the extremes of signal analysis, a high-performance analyzer
should be ready for anything-and that's why RTSA is an upgrade option to
the PXA," said Guy Séné, president of Agilent's Electronic Measurement
Group. "Only the real-time PXA combines a high-performance signal
analyzer and real-time analysis. It gives users greater confidence that
they've achieved a detailed understanding of what's happening inside a
signal-rich system or environment."
To help detect more signals in less time, Agilent's real-time PXA
provides an industry-leading 75-dB spurious-free dynamic range across
analysis bandwidths of up to 160 MHz. This enables users to place deep
and wide measurements anywhere within a measurement range of 50 GHz.
In addition to its industry-leading sensitivity of -157 dBm (News - Alert) at 10 GHz
(no preamp), the PXA also provides the ability to vary the esolution
bandwidth within a measurement span. With this combination of
capabilities, users are better able to resolve closely spaced signals,
identify intermittent low-level signals and further improve POI.
For deeper analysis and thorough characterization of complex signals, a
real-time PXA seamlessly integrates with Agilent 89600
VSA software. This combination of capabilities enables users to find
the root cause of signal problems with advanced troubleshooting tools
that support measurements in the time, frequency and modulation domains.
The software also provides connections to Agilent instruments such as
vector signal generators and arbitrary waveform generators to play back
captured signals as inputs to a device under test.
Pricing and availability
RTSA is available as two upgrade options for new and existing PXA signal
analyzers. Both options are available now worldwide. List prices are as
N9030AK-RT1 real-time spectrum analyzer up to 85-MHz bandwidth: $7,224.
N9030AK-RT2 real-time spectrum analyzer up to 160-MHz bandwidth:
The starting price for a new N9030A PXA signal analyzer with the
real-time spectrum analyzer option up to 160 MHz bandwidth is $96,304.
More information is available at www.agilent.com/find/real-timePXA.
High-resolution images are available at www.agilent.com/find/real-timePXA_images.
A media backgrounder is available at www.agilent.com/find/real-timePXA_backgrounder.
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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