Santa Clara, Calif. Agilent Technologies Inc. says its EXA signal analyzer is the industry's fastest economy-class signal analyzer, providing engineers with the capabilities to troubleshoot new designs, increase manufacturing throughput, or analyze complex and time-varying signals.
At a lower performance point than Agilent's MXA signal analyzer, the EXA integrates the same broad range of standards-based measurements with Agilent's 89600 vector signal analysis (VSA) software in a single instrument. In addition to the use of an open Windows XP Professional operating system, the EXA also provides an advanced signal analysis user interface. All measurement features and functions are intuitively grouped and accessible from the front panel or via a USB keyboard and mouse.
The EXA signal analyzer supports multiple frequency ranges from 9 kHz to 3.6, 7.0, 13.6 and 26.5 GHz, an internal fully calibrated pre-amplifier option up to 3.6 GHz, and standard analysis bandwidths of 10 MHz. This fully scalable functionality is complemented by EXA's +13 dBm third-order intercept, -146 dBm/Hz displayed average noise level (without pre-amp) and 66 dB W-CDMA ACLR dynamic range, as well as 0.4 dB total absolute amplitude accuracy, which is made possible by the all-digital, 14-bit ADC IF section. The dynamic range is maximized with an optional 2 dB mechanical step attenuator over the full frequency range and for manufacturing offers an optional 1 dB electronic attenuator to 3.6 GHz.
Agilent said a breakthrough characteristic of the Agilent EXA is its intrinsic speed, unprecedented for an economy signal analyzer, which allows measurements up to 300 percent faster than other economy-class signal analyzers. The EXA returns a marker peak search result in less than 5 ms, local updates in less than 10 ms, and remote sweep and transfer (via GPIB) in less than 12 ms. Measurement mode switching speeds are typically less than 75 ms. This speed enables a fast and seamless change between WiMAX, W-CDMA, HSDPA/HSUPA, GSM/EDGE, phase noise measurements, and 89600 VSA software.
Optional measurement application software provides preconfigured test routines for GSM/EDGE, 802.16e Mobile WiMAX, W-CDMA, HSDPA/HSUPA, and phase-noise applications. Running the Agilent 89600 VSA software application in the EXA enables advanced signal demodulation analysis and troubleshooting of more than 50 demodulation formats including 2G, 3G, 3.5G, WiMAX, WLAN and Private Mobile Radio.
The EXA also includes a comprehensive set of standard one-button-power measurements for characterizing signal quality. These include ACPR, Channel Power, Occupied Bandwidth, Spectrum Emissions Mask, CCDF, Burst Power and Spurious Emission. It's fully compliant with the LXI Class-C specification. Connectivity is possible via 100 based-T LAN, GPIB and seven USB 2.0 ports.
- N9010A-503 (Frequency Range, 9 kHz to 3.6 GHz): $16,900
- N9010A-507 (Frequency Range, 9 kHz to 7.0 GHz): $25,900
- N9010A-513 (Frequency Range, 9 kHz to 13.6 GHz): $30,900
- N9010A-526 (Frequency Range, 9 kHz to 26.5 GHz): $35,900
- N9010A- FSA (Fine step attenuator): $1,000
- N9010A-PFR (Precision Frequency Reference): $2,000
- N9010A-EA3 (Electronic Attenuator, 3.6 GHz): $3,000
- N9010A-P03 (Preamplifier, 3.6 GHz): $1,500
- N9010A-CPU (Instrument Security, additional CPU/HDD): $4,000
- N9068A (Phase Noise Measurement Application): $4,700
- N9071A (GSM/EDGE Measurement Application): $6,000
- N9073A-1FP (W-CDMA Measurement Application): $7,400
- N9073A-2FP (HSDPA/HSUPA Measurement Application): $4,300
- N9075A (802.16 OFDMA Measurement Application): $10,000
- 89601A (Vector Signal Analysis software -89600): $10,100
Product information: N9019A
Agilent Technologies Inc., 1-800-829-4444, item number 8155, www.agilent.com