Handheld Power Meter has frequency range of 10 MHz to 6 GHz.

Press Release Summary:

Including built-in display and integrated power sensor, palm-sized RF power meter Agilent V3500A provides portable power measurements for installation and maintenance environments, and for R&D lab. Device features dynamic frequency range between -63 dBm to +20 dBm, and absolute accuracy up to ±0.21 dB.

Original Press Release:

Agilent Technologies Launches First Handheld RF Power Meter

New Power Meter Provides High-Quality Portable Power Measurements for Quality-Conscious, Cost-Sensitive Customers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced the release of the new Agilent V3500A Handheld RF Power Meter, the latest addition to its industry-leading range of power meters and power sensors.

The palm-sized V3500A is the first handheld power meter from Agilent. The meter includes a built-in display and integrated power sensor. The meter is an ideal and affordable power measurement solution for installation and maintenance environments, as well as for the R&D lab.

The V3500A power meter features a broad frequency range of 10MHz to 6GHz, a wide dynamic range of -63dBm to +20dBm, and absolute accuracy up to ±0.21dB. The V3500A is packed with essential average power measurement capabilities, which provides good repeatability and accurate measurements. The meter simplifies field tasks and provides typical power measurements while ensuring lower startup costs.

"With the increasing need for power measurements in various industries, the expansion of our power meter and power sensor line brings greater convenience to a broader range of electronic, electrical and industrial applications," said Ee Huei Sin, vice president and general manager of Agilent's Basic Instruments Division. "This introduction is further evidence of our ongoing commitment to bring Agilent-quality measurements to cost-conscious engineers, technicians and educators."

U.S. Pricing and Availability
The Agilent V3500A Handheld RF Power Meter is priced at $1,808 and is available worldwide on April 1.

More information about the Agilent V3500A Handheld RF power meters can be found at www.agilent.com/find/V3500A_pr.
High-resolution images are available at www.agilent.com/find/V3500A_images.

About Agilent Technologies' Low-Cost Instruments (LCI)
An increasing number of field engineers and technicians worldwide are asking for measurement instruments that can be easily transported for installation and maintenance activities. To meet these needs, instruments must have three key attributes: mobility, accuracy and affordability.

Agilent's low-cost instrument initiative is focused on providing high-value test equipment in these key areas. Products include bench, handheld and modular devices such as basic power supplies, benchtop and handheld digital multimeters, handheld oscilloscopes, USB data acquisition devices, display testers, Agilent VEE software, and connectivity gateways.

The industry has taken note: These products have won numerous awards over the years. The awards include Design News' 2009 Golden Mousetrap Award for Best Products, Elektronik magazine's Product of the Year, EDN's Hot 100 Product, analogZONE's Best Value Portable Test Equipment, Test & Measurement World's Best in Test category winner and Electrical Construction & Maintenance (EC&M) magazine's Product of the Year category winner.

More information about Agilent LCI is available on the Web at www.agilent.com/find/lci_backgrounder.

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 16,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $4.5 billion in fiscal 2009. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at www.agilent.com.

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