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Agilent Technologies' New PSA and MXA Analysis Capabilities Deliver Powerful Analysis Functionality to R&D Engineers


SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 12, 2008 - Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced a series of new analysis capabilities for its PSA high-performance spectrum analyzer and mid-range MXA signal analyzer, including the addition of up to 80 MHz analysis bandwidth to the millimeter-wave PSA spectrum analyzer and 2-channel, analog baseband analysis for the N9020A MXA signal analyzer.

These new capabilities extend the analysis power of Agilent's signal and spectrum analyzers, enabling them to address even the most difficult application challenges. The new capabilities of both Agilent analyzers will be showcased at the 2008 International Microwave Symposium, Booth 1123, in Atlanta, Ga., June 15-20.

Agilent's addition of up to 80 MHz analysis bandwidth on the 44- and 50-GHz millimeter-wave PSAs (E4446A/E4448A) provides the industry's first 50-GHz spectrum analyzer with a 14-bit, 80-MHz bandwidth digitizer. The added bandwidth allows R&D engineers working on millimeter-wave digital communications in the satellite and emerging wireless communications, aerospace and defense industries to analyze complex signals with higher symbol rates, which are carried by millimeter-wave frequencies. The 14-bit digitizers provide a wide dynamic range for accurate signal analysis with minimum distortion. By using the PSA's built-in flexible digital modulation analysis or connecting to Agilent's 89600 Series vector signal analysis (VSA) software, engineers can now easily analyze and troubleshoot a wider variety of complex digital modulation formats.

Agilent's 2-channel, analog baseband analysis for the N9020A MXA signal analyzer now allows baseband R&D engineers, from wireless chipset to satellite communication, to use one instrument for both baseband and RF analysis. The MXA is the only signal analyzer on the market to offer this baseband analysis capability with 500 MSa baseband memory standard. A connection to both active and passive Infiniium probes enables fast, automatic probe detection. When combined with Agilent's 89600 VSA software, R&D engineers can effectively troubleshoot more than 50 demodulation formats at baseband or RF with just a single instrument, and can run 2-channel independent vector analysis to check 2-channel correlations or timings.

The Agilent PSA Series spectrum analyzer offers high-performance spectrum analysis up to 50 GHz with a leading-edge combination of analysis bandwidth, flexibility, speed, accuracy and dynamic range. The Agilent MXA is the industry's fastest, most accurate, highest-performance mid-range signal analyzer. The N9020A MXA is available in four frequency range options - 3.6, 8.4, 13.6 and 26.5 GHz - and offers a wide range of advanced measurement applications running inside the instrument, including industry 89600 VSA software.

U.S. Pricing and Availability

The millimeter-wave PSA spectrum analyzer with up to 80 MHz analysis bandwidth is available now. Agilent's N9020A MXA signal analyzer with 2-channel, analog baseband analysis will be available for order July 1. Pricing is as follows:

E4446A/48A PSA Opt 122 80 MHz bandwidth digitizer $38,000

E4446A/48A Opt 140 40 MHz bandwidth digitizer $31,000

N9020A Opt BBA Analog baseband IQ inputs,
U.S. reference $10,000

N9020A Opt S40 40 MHz baseband bandwidth, 25 MHz
RF bandwidth, U.S. reference $25,000

For information about Agilent's new analysis capabilities for the MXA signal analyzer and high-performance PSA spectrum analyzers, go to www.agilent.com/find/mxa and www.agilent.com/find/psa, respectively. Photos of the new analysis capabilities are available at www.agilent.com/find/MXA_PSA_analysis_images.

About Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world's premier measurement company and a technology leader in communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis. The company's 19,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $5.4 billion in fiscal 2007. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at www.agilent.com.

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