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Test & Measurement: New products from Agilent, Anritsu, Xilinx

Agilent Technologies has added new functionality and options to its M9703A AXIe eight-channel wideband digital receiver/digitizer (pictured at right), which is used for measurements in communications and the aerospace/defense industry. The equipment is designed for wide analysis bandwidth on up to 40 phase-coherent channels, which is useful in multichannel applications such as advanced MIMO, baseband-IQ and radar.

The new options include improved dynamic range and sensitivity over the full input frequency range for better analog performance, and optimized analog-to-digital conversion; an option for fast and flexible measurements including real-time digital downconversion on the data for up to 80 MHz analysis bandwidth plus accelerated connection to the software measurement layer; and expanded onboard memory of 16 GB, for applications requiring a long acquisition time.

“RF communications and aerospace/defense applications are moving toward a fully digital architecture,” said Mario Narduzzi, modular solutions marketing manager for Agilent. “This requires the continuous analysis of an increasingly wide variety of signals, while ensuring the best measurement fidelity.”

Anritsu Co. uveiled three frequency options for its battery-operated, portable PIM Master MW82119A: PIM testing in the LTE 800 MHz, UMTS 2100 MHz, and LTE 2600 MHz bands.

The company said that the new options were specifically developed to address the top bands planned for LTE deployments, and that the addition of those bands gives field engineers and techs the first portable, battery-powered handheld analyzer that can conduct top-of-tower PIM measurements in those bands at either macro sites or distributed antenna systems (DAS).

Xilinx Inc. launched a few 40 Gbps platform for speeding up the design of high-bandwidth and high-performance applications, such as network interface cards for security, network monitoring, and high frequency trading appliances.

The Virtex-7 FPGA VC709 Connectivity Kit is designed for prototyping single-chip 40 Gbps Ethernet applications using a targeted reference design; the company said that typical applications include high-performance computing prototyping for wired and wireless telecom infrastructure.




Kelly Hill
Kelly Hill
Kelly reports on network test and measurement, as well as the use of big data and analytics. She first covered the wireless industry for RCR Wireless News in 2005, focusing on carriers and mobile virtual network operators, then took a few years’ hiatus and returned to RCR Wireless News to write about heterogeneous networks and network infrastructure. Kelly is an Ohio native with a masters degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley, where she focused on science writing and multimedia. She has written for the San Francisco Chronicle, The Oregonian and The Canton Repository. Follow her on Twitter: @khillrcr

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