Agilent Technologies Inc. has released two options for its ENA Series E5061B 5-Hz to 3-GHz vector network analyzer , which is well suited for use in applications such as wireless communication, aerospace and defense, computer, medical, automotive, and CATV. The new network analysis (NA) and impedance analysis (ZA) options aim to increase the analyzer’s frequency range, speed, upgradability and versatility.
RF NA Options
Agilent’s RF NA option to the E5061B offers a direct replacement to the existing low-cost E5061A and E5062A RF network analyzers. The new option delivers significantly faster measurement speed (10 times wider intermediate frequency bandwidth). Operating from 100 kHz to 1.5/3 GHz, the RF NA option is available as either a two-port S-parameter, or as a transmission/reflection test set, with a 50- or 75-ohm port impedance. All versions are available at the same or lower price than the E5061A/E5062A network analyzers.
The start frequency of the RF NA option has been expanded down to 100 kHz (compared to the E5061A/62A) to address new applications (such as automotive antenna production). In addition, Agilent reports that this option features an enhanced user interface and improved analog performance, which results in increased test efficiency.
The ZA software option adds an impedance analysis function to the E5061B-3L5 LF-RF network analyzer. With the ZA option, engineers now have access to a one-box network analyzer and impedance analyzer solution for applications within the 5-Hz to 3-GHz frequency range. The ZA option provides fixture compensation support for accurate impedance measurements and an equivalent circuit analysis function that can be used to characterize the device under test. New test accessories for impedance measurements include a 50-ohm resistor set and a terminal adapter kit for 7-mm connector fixtures.
U.S. Pricing and Availability
Agilent’s new E5061B RF network analysis and ZA options are expected to ship at the end of February 2011. Pricing for the options are as follows:
RF NA Option $14,800 to $23,700.
ZA Option $3,100
7mm terminal adapter for E5061B (ZA Option) $1,100