Millimetre-wave signal analysis solution
15 May 2012
Agilent’s EXA signal analyser is now the industry's most cost-effective millimetre-wave signal analyser.
It covers frequencies up to 44 GHz and with external mixing it can cover up to 325 GHz. The result is easier, more accurate millimetre-wave measurements.
The need to test and operate systems in the millimetre-wave range continues today. Additionally, the growing demand for higher resolution radar, imaging and sensor systems, along with multi-gigabit wireless and fibre data communications, has fostered increasing interest in high-frequency components and systems. The EXA’s extended capabilities and enhanced performance in millimetre-wave measurements effectively address this need, while offering a lower-cost alternative.
“As signal frequencies move into the millimetre-wave range, especially in the aerospace/defence and wireless markets, the ability to make accurate signal and spectrum measurements while also dealing with a range of increasing challenges gets significantly more difficult," said Andy Botka, Vice President And General Manager of Agilent’s Microwave Communications Division. "As the industry's most cost-effective millimetre-wave signal analysis solution, the EXA is able to help engineers balance the challenges between increasing demands for higher frequency coverage and their ever-tightening budgets.”
Like other Agilent X-Series signal analysers, the EXA is versatile, expandable, offers the broadest set of measurement applications, and can be easily upgraded. In addition, its portability versus the PXA signal analyser (16 kg/35 lbs. versus 22 kg/48 lbs.) makes it ideal for millimetre-wave applications in aerospace/defence and wireless communications backhaul.
The EXA’s exceptional sensitivity (< –140 dBm/Hz across the V-band with Agilent’s smart harmonic mixers) enables accurate measurement of spurs and harmonics. Along with its excellent phase-noise performance (-106 dBc/Hz typical at 10 kHz offset, 1 GHz carrier), the EXA is able to meet tighter regulations and test requirements for millimetre-wave device design and performance verification.
The EXA is a member of the Agilent X-Series signal analysers, with frequency coverage from 10 Hz to 44 GHz. The X-Series is an evolutionary approach to signal analysis that spans instruments, measurements and software, including more than 25 industry-leading measurement applications that cover cellular communication, wireless connectivity, digital video and other purposes.
The Agilent N9010A EXA signal analyser is currently available worldwide.
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