Agilent Technologies unveils multi-measurement signal analyzer capability for wireless R&D

Agilent Technologies announced the addition of a new multi-measurement capability to its 89600 VSA software.
The addition is expected to enable simultaneous signal analysis of multiple carriers and signal formats for more efficient testing and deeper signal insight in wireless test.
With wireless R&D and manufacturing engineers increasingly working with more than one signal at a time whether for multi-format/multi-carrier devices or for viewing both uplink and downlink signals at the same time analyzing one signal at a time is no longer efficient. Moreover, it fails to provide
intelligence about the subtle interactions among dissimilar signals within a device.
The 89600 VSA software’s new multi-measurement capability has been engineered to deliver the power of multiple signal analyzers with the convenience of a single, optimized user interface.
The software’s advanced architecture will enable engineers to configure multiple measurements simultaneously. Because all measurements reside in memory, any or all of them can be called on for immediate and coordinated execution.
Moreover, engineers will be able to perform measurements sequentially when signals are spaced too far apart to be captured in a single acquisition. With results then displayed on one screen, they will be able to use trace overlays and user-defined equations to do in-depth comparisons.
“The success of our wireless customers depends heavily on their ability to keep pace with rapidly evolving technologies and standards,” said vice president and general manager of Agilent’s Microwave and Communications Division.
The new multi-measurement capability of Agilent’s 89600 VSA is designed for use in a variety of test scenarios, including multi-standard radio (MSR). Along with its recently announced MSR measurement application for X-Series signal analyzers, Agilent now offers a range of test solutions supporting the product lifecycle of the MSR base station from R&D through manufacturing.
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