Spectrum Analyzer makes precision RF measurements.

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Available in 3 and 6 GHz models, portable, battery-operated Model CSA incorporates general-purpose spectrum analyzer with internal VSWR bridge and tracking generator, enabling users to characterize single and dual-port devices such as filters, cables, and amplifiers. Auto-tune, auto-scale, and auto-couple functions automatically optimize setup parameters, while connectivity options facilitate remote control, data transfer, and firmware upgrade.

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Agilent Technologies Introduces High-Performance Spectrum Analyzer Under $10,000

Low-Cost, Portable Platform Designed for Broad Range of Applications

PARIS, European Microwave Week 2005, Oct. 3, 2005 -- Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced a compact, high-performance spectrum analyzer under $10,000. The Agilent CSA, available in 3 and 6 GHz models and designed for use in a wide array of industries, enables R&D and manufacturing engineers and technicians to make precision RF measurements with speed, ease and confidence.

"Innovative measurement science enables industry-leading performance, features and usability in a low-cost, portable package," said Ron Nersesian, vice president of Agilent's wireless business unit. "The new Agilent CSA platform solidifies our position as the world's spectrum analysis leader. Our ESA Series already provides the market's broadest measurement flexibility and our PSA Series offers the industry's highest performance."

"The Agilent CSA brings an unprecedented level of performance to our cost- conscious customers, with the best amplitude accuracy and achievable dynamic range in this price class," said Tom Burrell, general manager for Agilent's signal analysis division. "For example, high performance at this price point allows consumer electronics manufacturers to increase repeatability, reducing manufacturing and support costs."

The Agilent CSA incorporates a full-featured, general-purpose spectrum analyzer with an internal VSWR bridge and tracking generator. This allows customers to easily and accurately characterize single- and dual-port devices such as filters, cables and amplifiers. Its convenient form factor, low weight and battery operation makes the analyzer an excellent choice for installation and maintenance of communications systems. Its card slot architecture enables future performance and capability enhancements.

Ease of Use
The Agilent CSA provides ease of measurement, enabling faster insight into engineering challenges. The built-in measurement help leads users through each measurement task step by step. Minimal training and setup is required to achieve sophisticated, accurate measurements -- even for non-expert users. The auto-tune, auto-scale and auto-couple functions speed the measurement process by automatically optimizing setup parameters. With the highest-resolution display in its price class, engineers and technicians can easily read and interpret measurement results.

Modern Connectivity
Modern connectivity simplifies tasks such as remote control, data transfer and firmware upgrade. For instance, installing new firmware with the Agilent CSA is as simple as transferring files from a USB memory stick. Measurement automation is simplified by using Standard Commands for Programmable Instruments (SCPI) syntax over 100Base-T LAN. These standard commands ensure the analyzer can also be easily integrated into existing systems for expansion or upgrade. The Agilent CSA is part of the Agilent Open program, which provides system-ready convenience and flexible connectivity.

Further Information
Additional information about the Agilent CSA spectrum analyzer (N1996A) is available at www.agilent.com/find/csa.

U.S. Pricing and Availability
Product number		Description				Price
N1996A-503 100 kHz to 3 GHz $8,950
N1996A-506 100 kHz to 6 GHz $12,250
N1996A-TG3 3 GHz tracking generator $3,000
N1996A-TG6 6 GHz tracking generator $4,000
N1996A-P03 3 GHz preamplifier $1,500
N1996A-P06 6 GHz preamplifier $2,000
N8995A Stimulus/response measurement $1,000
N1996A-271 Spectrogram measurement $ 500

The Agilent CSA spectrum analyzer and options will be available to order Nov. 1, 2005.

About Agilent Open
Agilent Open simplifies the process of connecting and programming test systems to help engineers design, validate and manufacture electronic products. Agilent combines a broad range of system-ready instruments, open industry software, PC-standard I/O and global support to accelerate test system development. For more information, see www.agilent.com/find/open.

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 28,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenue of $7.2 billion in fiscal year 2004. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at www.agilent.com.

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