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PXI Vector Signal Analyzer includes streaming capabilities.

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April 16, 2012 - Delivering independently tuned, 2-channel, continuous data capture, Model M9292A enables engineers to detect and identify sources of RF interference. Unit offers 250 MHz of analysis bandwidth, 26.5 GHz frequency coverage on 2 channels, and continuous streaming up to 100 MHz bandwidth. Both channels can be housed in 18-slot, 4U PXIe chassis. Analyzer can capture data directly to embedded or external controller, or to RAID for data capture lasting several minutes to more than 6 hours.

Agilent Technologies, Inc.

5301 Stevens Creek Blvd., Santa Clara, CA, 95051, USA

Original Press Release

Agilent Technologies Introduces the First Wideband, Dual-Channel PXI Vector Signal Analyzer with Streaming Capabilities for Detecting and Identifying RF Interference

Press release date: April 3, 2012

SANTA CLARA, Calif., - Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced the availability of the first dual-channel PXI vector signal analyzer that delivers high-bandwidth, independently tuned, two-channel, continuous data capture. This product, a new configuration of Agilent's M9392A analyzer, enables R&D and test engineers to detect and identify sources of RF interference - even in dense urban environments where many unwanted signals may be present.

The solution is ideal for troubleshooting wireless devices in either the lab or real-world environments.

The dual-channel PXI vector signal analyzer, offers a unique combination of bandwidth, multichannel support, and gapless recording, with 250 MHz of analysis bandwidth, 26.5-GHz frequency coverage on two channels, and continuous streaming up to 100 MHz bandwidth. Both channels can be housed in an 18-slot, 4U PXIe chassis to provide excellent speed and scalability in a small form factor.

Engineers can use the dual-channel PXI vector signal analyzer to perform continuous data capture, either directly to an embedded or external controller for data capture of a few seconds, or to a RAID for data capture lasting from several minutes to more than six hours, depending on the storage capacity of the RAID and the desired measurement bandwidth.

This solution uses Agilent's 89600 VSA software for reliable, standards-based measurements.

"As modern radios often operate in urban areas in a complex RF environment with many sources of interference, Agilent's new wideband, two-channel solution with 100-MHz continuous data capture provides designers with unique capabilities for environment recording applications," said Mark Pierpoint, VP and general manager of Agilent's Software and Modular Solutions Division.

The multichannel capability for Agilent's PXI vector signal analyzer further enhances Agilent's fast-growing lineup of more than 50 PXI and AXIe modular products.

This solution can also be used in combination with Agilent Command Expert, a free software application that provides fast and easy instrument control in many PC environments. It combines instrument command sets, documentation, syntax checking and command execution in a single interface.

U.S. Pricing and Availability
Agilent's new dual-channel PXI vector signal analyzer is available in a single-channel configuration for $66,235 and a dual-channel configuration for $132,470; chassis, controller, and 89600 VSA software are additional.

Existing M9392A customers can upgrade their hardware and software to enable multichannel control.

More information on streaming is available in Agilent's recent press release Agilent Technologies Introduces Industry's Highest-Bandwidth PXI Data-Streaming Capability.

Additional information about Agilent's modular test solutions is available at www.agilent.com/find/modular.

An in-depth Agilent modular products backgrounder is available at www.agilent.com/find/modular_backgrounder.

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, electronics and communications. The company's 18,700 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $6.6 billion in fiscal 2011. Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com.

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