Test Sets suit multiport measurement applications.

Press Release Summary:

E5091A multiport test sets, available in 7- and 9-port configurations, accelerate throughput, and feature time domain and gating, multiport TRL calibration, logarithmic and power sweep, and touchstone data saving. E5070A/B (3 GHz) and E5071A/B (8.5 GHz) models are available with 2, 3, or 4 integrated ports. ENA series vector network analyzers suit low-temperature co-fired ceramic (LTCC) antenna switch module (ASM) measurement applications.

Original Press Release:

Agilent Technologies' New Multiport Test Sets and Firmware Enhancements for the ENA Series of Network Analyzers Meet Emerging Test Needs for Antenna Switch Modules

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 1, 2002 -- Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced two multiport test sets and enhanced measurement speed and analysis capabilities for the ENA series of vector network analyzers. The test sets and firmware enhancements will meet the wireless industry's emerging needs for low-temperature co-fired ceramic (LTCC) antenna switch module (ASM) measurements, and other multiport measurement applications. LTCC is a core technology used to integrate multiple discrete RF components into a single module in multi-mode wireless handsets.

The combination of the Agilent E5091A multiport test set and a 4-port ENA network analyzer is well-suited for both design verification and manufacturing tests of up to 9-port ASMs. The use of ASMs is rapidly growing to meet the increasing demand for dual- and triple-mode wireless handsets. The E5091A multiport test sets, available in 7- and 9-port configurations, are easy to use, accelerate throughput, and require only a single connection. The precise temperature control of the test set minimizes temperature drifts and provides accurate and stable measurements.

The ENA's enhancements improve measurement speed by 25 percent, resulting in 9.6 ?s/point, and add new measurement and analysis features to shorten the design cycle of wireless components such as balanced cables and on-wafer devices. Enhancements include:

- time domain and gating (option 010);

- 4-port ECal (N4431A) support;

- E5091A test set control;

- multiport TRL calibration;

- logarithmic sweep;

- power sweep and max 10 dBm source power; and

- touchstone data saving.

The ENA series of vector network analyzers provides the comprehensive measurement capabilities required to test both multiport and balanced devices. Two, three, or four integrated ports are available in both the 3 GHz (E5070A/B) and 8.5 GHz (E5071A/B) models, which provide a cost-effective combination of simple test system integration and the high measurement accuracy needed to improve test quality and repeatability.

Additional information is available at www.agilent.com/find/ena

U.S. Pricing and Availability

The Agilent E5091A multiport test sets are priced at $17,562 for a 7-port configuration and $21,692 for a 9-port configuration. The time domain analysis option (010) is $5,171. All new features are available now. The Agilent ENA series RF network analyzers start at $28,070 for the 2-port 3 GHz E5070, and $35,090 for the 2-port 8.5 GHz E5071.

About Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is a global technology leader in communications, electronics and life sciences. The company's 39,000 employees serve customers in more than 120 countries. Agilent had net revenue of $8.4 billion in fiscal year 2001. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at www.agilent.com

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