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March 2nd, 2011

Agilent Technologies... Power Measurements (RF)

[SatNews] What good is inoperable RF/microwave?

Aiming to ease such concerns, Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) has introduced the N9344C and N9343C handheld spectrum analyzers (HSA), two field-ready instruments designed for technicians and engineers who install, maintain and troubleshoot RF/microwave systems, monitor the spectrum or manage interference in the field. The new analyzers make field testing easier by providing the performance of a benchtop instrument in a handheld device, along with a range of functionality for ensuring field-ready operation and automating routine tasks. Agilent’s N9344C and N9343C HSAs provide fast and accurate measurement from 1 MHz to 20 GHz and 13.6 GHz, respectively. Both instruments are tunable to 9 kHz. They are well suited for customers in a variety of markets, including aerospace/defense, microwave and satellite communication, wireless communication and broadcasting, spectrum regulation, and general-purpose spectrum analysis.

The units offer a rugged and fanless design for operating in tough field environments and automatic LCD brightness and keypad backlight control for clear screen viewing day or night. A built-in GPS receiver and GPS antenna provide precise location information. In addition, dedicated applications ensure faster, easier spectrum monitoring and interference analysis. For added flexibility, the N9344C and N9343C HSAs can be remotely controlled via a USB/LAN connection. Their best-in-class RF performance (-155 dBm/Hz DANL, minimum sweep time < 2 ms) ensures first-time measurement accuracy, while a set of powerful one-button measurements (e.g., ACP, OBW and channel power) and AM/FM modulation analysis help characterize signal quality. Support for Agilent USB power sensors ensures high-accuracy power measurements. A built-in tracking generator and time-gated sweep further simplify the measurement process.