to Demonstrate Innovative Wireless Test Solutions at CTIA WIRELESS 2011
March 8, 2011
SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 14, 2011
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) will demonstrate its most recent
wireless test and measurement solutions at CTIA WIRELESS 2011,
addressing the latest wireless technologies, including LTE,
LTE-Advanced, 3GPP W-CDMA, HSPA+, E-EDGE (EDGE Evolution), UMA/GAN,
WiMAX™, 802.11ac WLAN, and femtocells.
Agilent's test and measurement solutions solve many of the challenges
engineers face in R&D, manufacturing, installation and maintenance. The
challenges encompass developing and delivering innovative products for
both current and future demands in the rapidly evolving,
hyper-competitive wireless market.
Although testing mobile devices, diagnosing infrastructure and
optimizing networks are hidden from consumers, they are critical success
factors for wireless manufacturers and operators. Helping the wireless
industry deal with the most advanced technologies and standards is a
must for test and measurement companies such as Agilent, and a critical
factor in the efficient delivery of new capabilities to the consumer.
Agilent will demonstrate the following test and measurement solutions:
LTE-Advanced waveform generation and analysis, physical layer test using
Agilent's MXG signal generator combined with the newest Signal Studio
capability. The solution can perform analysis with the powerful
combination of the Agilent PXA signal analyzer and the 89600B vector
signal analysis software with LTE-Advanced. One of the design and test
challenges of carrier aggregation is the fact that non-contiguous
allocations require multiple transmit and receive chains in user
equipment and eNBs. For single-band non-contiguous allocations, the
PXA's 140-MHz analysis bandwidth, combined with the simultaneous
analysis of multiple component carriers available in the 89600B, offers
engineers greater insight because it gives them the ability to test the
multiple transmit or receive chains simultaneously.
Real-time fading test for user equipment using Agilent's PXB baseband
generator and channel emulator and Agilent's 8960 Series 10 Wireless
Communications Test Set. Agilent will show fading applied at baseband
digitally, with RF power calibration managed by the PXB. Agilent's
unique test configuration reduces setup time and achieves a better fader
signal-to-noise ratio than traditional RF faders, with comparable fading
performance, at a fraction of the cost .
LTE mobile device test in all phases of development. Agilent will show
automated testing of handovers between LTE and eHRPD cells according to
Verizon's Inter-RAT compliance test plan with Agilent's E6621A PXT
Wireless Communications Test Set. Testing handover between different
radio-access technologies is becoming ever more important in the
verification of LTE user equipment as these devices are deployed in 2G,
3G, and 4G environments.
High-speed, low-cost manufacturing test of LTE mobile devices using
Agilent's Test Sequencer and the new Agilent EXT multi-format test set.
The Agilent EXT uses Agilent's proven X-Series measurement applications
that simplify the creation of calibration and verification routines.
Sequence Studio software, exclusive to the EXT, dramatically reduces the
time it takes to develop and troubleshoot the advanced fast-sequencing
test code used in non-signaling test techniques.
Installation, maintenance and spectrum monitoring of RF systems in the
field using Agilent's powerful new N9344C and N9343C handheld spectrum
analyzers and flexible N9912A and N9923A FieldFox RF analyzers. These
products are designed to help RF technicians and engineers do more in
the field. The handheld spectrum analyzers give the performance of a
benchtop instrument for field testing with fast, more precise
measurements, ease of use, and a range of user customization and
ergonomic features. FieldFox offers seven instruments in one, including
the newly released handheld signal generator used for wireless
Agilent will demonstrate its extensive portfolio of innovative wireless
design and test solutions covering R&D, conformance and manufacturing at
CTIA WIRELESS 2011, Orange County Convention Center (Booth 2231), in
Orlando, Fla., March 22-24.
Agilent's lead technologist specializing in LTE, Moray Rumney, will be
among the speakers at the MIMO Expert Forum, March 24, at 10:30 a.m.
EST. The topic is "Understanding MIMO OTA Testing: Simple Solution to a
Additional information on Agilent's mobile communications test solutions
can be found at www.agilent.com/find/LTE, www.agilent.com/find/LTE-A,
www.agilent.com/find/HSPA, and www.agilent.com/find/WiMAX.
About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world's premier measurement
company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences,
electronics and communications. The company's 18,500 employees serve
customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $5.4
billion in fiscal 2010. Information about Agilent is available at
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