Agilent Technologies unveils eight-channel RF measurement solution for LTE and Beamforming

Telecom Lead Team:
Test and measurement company Agilent
Technologies announced enhancements to its N7109A multi-channel signal
analyzer for emerging multichannel LTE, LTE-Advanced and MIMO RF
measurement requirements, including LTE antenna beamforming and LTE-Advanced
carrier aggregation.


new enhancements enable designers to stay one step ahead of rapidly evolving
LTE and LTE-Advanced communication standards.


enhanced N7109A platform with up to eight measurement channels helps them
achieve this, combining its multichannel capabilities with the 89600 VSA
software’s new beamforming and carrier aggregation to deliver first-to-market
capabilities, allowing LTE designers to fully analyze their next-generation
antenna, base station and user equipment,” said Mark Pierpoint, vice president
and general manager of Agilent’s Software and Modular Solutions Division.


on the latest 89600 VSA software release 15, the Agilent N7109A
signal analyzer delivers phase synchronous measurements with up to eight RF
channels in a single mainframe, verification and visualization of TD-LTE base
station RF antenna beamforming, and cross-channel measurements, including
frequency response, cross correlation, coherence and more.


dense, modular architecture scales from two to eight channels in one 4U
mainframe. It also features independent center frequency tuning for each tuner module,
LTE-Advanced carrier aggregation measurements and simultaneous uplink and
downlink measurements.


solution comes integrated with Agilent’s 89600 VSA software.


Agilent Technologies
announced that its electronic test equipment was used by NXP
Semiconductors in a demonstration of its beam-forming technology for the next
generation of communication and radar products at CES 2012.


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