Agilent adds low-cost signal analyzer frequency options up to 26.5 GHz

October 22, 2012 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Agilent Technologies has announced two frequency options for the N9000A CXA X-Series signal analyzers. The options provide a low-cost solution for essential microwave signal characterization up to 13.6 GHz and 26.5 GHz.

“Traditionally, value-priced signal analyzers have only provided a basic level of functionality,” said Brian LeMay, general manager of Agilent’s Chengdu Instruments Division. “Adding microwave frequency options for the CXA goes beyond the norm and provides essential signal characterization. These options also provide a foundation for cost-effective testing and seamless integration with other X-Series models, which reduces capital expenditures.”

To help customers meet tighter test requirements and enhance test margins, the N9000A CXA signal analyzer capabilities include: -163 dBm displayed average noise level (DANL) at 1 GHz, -147 dBm at 26.5 GHz with preamplifier on; and -102 dBc/Hz phase noise at 10 kHz offset, 1 GHz carrier. Third-order intermodulation (TOI) is +15 dBm at 1 GHz, +14 dBm at 26.5 GHz.

Other features include quick measurement of spurs and harmonics due to the CXA’s speed and DANL performance; one-button measurements such as channel power, adjacent channel power and occupied bandwidth provided with PowerSuite; easy-to-configure measurement applications such as phase noise and noise figure; and pgradable CPU module.

Agilent will demonstrate the CXA and its latest test and measurement products in microwave, millimeter-wave, wireless, radar, antenna for telecommunications, transportation and medical markets at European Microwave Week commencing October 29.

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