Telecom Lead Asia: Test and Measurement major Agilent
Technologies has launched wideband MIMO PXI vector signal analyzer for offering
the industry’s highest-bandwidth signal analysis.
Agilent said the new analyzer enables R&D and test
engineers to validate their MIMO 802.11ac designs with a combination of
accuracy, speed, bandwidth and scalability in a small form factor.
Designed for growth, the wideband MIMO PXI vector signal
analyzer is suitable for customers requiring 80 + 80-MHz SISO, and 80-MHz or
160-MHz MIMO 802.11ac measurements. Moreover, it provides 780-MHz analysis
bandwidth to address wireless standards in future.
Agilent said engineers can gain better insight into their
next-generation 802.11ac WLAN chips and devices, regardless of the 802.11ac
format implemented. With one to four channels in a single PXIe chassis, the
solution provides analysis capabilities for up to 4×4 MIMO in a 4U form factor
We equipped this wideband, multichannel instrument with
new broadband modulation, MIMO schemes and electronic beam forming to address
test challenges in the design and validation phases of a project,” said Mark
Pierpoint, VP and general manager of Agilent’s Software and Modular Solutions
This solution can also be used in combination with
Agilent Command Expert, a free software application that provides easy
instrument control in many PC environments. It combines instrument command
sets, documentation, syntax checking and command execution in a single
The two-channel wideband MIMO PXI vector signal analyzer
is available now for $114,000.
Multichannel analysis capability for the M9362A-D01 is
available through a free download of the M9202A software.