Agilent Technologies Inc. introduced the multi-standard radio measurement application for its X-Series signal analyzers. Suited for engineers manufacturing base stations and base-station components, the MSR measurement application enables one-button, standards-based testing per the RF requirements defined in the TR 37 series of the 3GPP Release 9 standard. Agilent reports that it is the first and only 3GPP-compliant one-button measurement application available.
Agilent’s new MSR solution can be used to measure the FDD MSR scenarios for both band category 1 and band category 2. As such, transmitter testing can be performed on any combination of GSM/EDGE/ EDGE Evolution, W-CDMA/HSPA/HSPA+ and LTE-FDD signals. Supported standards-compliant measurements include error vector magnitude, frequency error, spectrum emissions mask, adjacent channel power and more. A carrier-allocating algorithm with preset selection based on the test configuration definitions in the TS 37.141 standard, plus predefined test limits, eliminates the need to manually define test parameters, further simplifying the measurement process. Moreover, the measurement application’s inherent flexibility allows the user to change test parameters as necessary.
The new measurement application is part of a common library of more than 25 measurement applications within the Agilent X-Series.
Availability The new N9083A/W9083A MSR measurement application for the X-Series signal analyzers is currently available through an early access program.
Agilent will demonstrate its new N9083A MSR measurement application, along with the MSR signal generation capability now available with N7624B Signal Studio LTE FDD software at the 4G World Conference, Oct. 25-27, at McCormick Place, N. Building, Hall B1, Booth 819, in Chicago.
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