An Eye on Agilent Test & Measurement

August 28, 2009

Agilent’s Award-Winning Handheld DMMs

Filed under: Application Notes,DMMs — janetsmithagilent @ 9:58 pm
Agilent may be new to the handheld DMM market, but our family of handheld DMMs keep on winning awards for innovation and excellence. In 2006, the Agilent U1250 family won Analog Zone’s Best Value Portable Test Equipment award as well as an EDN Hot 100 Products award. And now, the innovative Agilent U1253A handheld DMM with OLED display is the 2009 Category Winner for EC&M Product of the Year well as the Test and Measurement Zone winner.
There’s something special about these new Handheld DMMs from Agilent, check them out here.

August 21, 2009

Agilent VEE Discussion Forum is Live

Filed under: VEE — janetsmithagilent @ 6:03 pm

In addition to the long-standing VEE VRF online user group mailing list, the Agilent VEE team is excited to announce the launch of the new VEE Discussion Forum! Sign up for this Web forum, where VEE users all over the world can post questions and get answers from VEE experts and peers.

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August 20, 2009

Special offer for Americas: i3070 from just $71K

Filed under: i3070,In-Circuit Test — janetsmithagilent @ 7:52 pm

From now through the end of August 2009, Agilent is offering a special deal on the i3070 ICT platform with the suite of limited access test software solutions that just won a record 6 awards with its new Cover-Extend Technology.

Agilent is offering a low cost 2-module Medalist i3070 mainframe with the latest control XTP cards and two of the latest hybrid double density pin cards for $71,000*

*This offer program is only valid for customers in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Brazil.

Visit here for more info.

August 19, 2009

Serial ATA Backgrounder – Thorough Characterization and Validation of Serial ATA Designs

Filed under: Backgrounders,Serial ATA — janetsmithagilent @ 9:14 pm

Hot off the virtual press…our latest backgrounder is available for you to download.

Serial ATA Backgrounder – Thorough Characterization and Validation of Serial ATA Designs

Visit the Backgrounder cubicle in the Agilent Electronic Measurement Newsroom for access to other backgrounders, releases, and resources for the press and bloggers.

August 14, 2009

Agilent Technologies Delivers Four Technical Papers on LTE, MIMO at 4G World

Filed under: 4G World,LTE — janetsmithagilent @ 8:25 pm
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4G World in Chicago, McCormack Place, September 15-18

Visit Agilent Technologies in Room W-175B where we’ll be showcasing our latest LTE, WiMAX™, WLAN, HSPA, Femtocell, and MIMO solutions!

Join us for refreshments and mingle with our experts while you explore the test and measurement capabilities of our:

  • Design Simulation Tools
  • Signal Generation and Analysis Tools
  • Network Analysis Tools
  • Protocol & Device Validation Test Solutions with our partner Anite
  • Drive Test Solutions
  • Handheld tools for Spectrum Analysis / Cable Antenna Test
  • IP Network Device and System Test Solutions

The room will be open:

  • Wednesday, Sept 16, 12:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Thursday, Sept 17, 9:00am – 5:00pm

Register for our complimentary lunch and tutorials on:

LTE Transmitter/Receiver Design & Measurement Challenges.  This paper is focused on  LTE power and spectral characteristics and measurements, both in the time and frequency domains, as well as LTE digital demodulation analysis using a vector signal analyzer. It also will discuss LTE eNB receiver conformance tests as well as presents common RF rront end measurements.

 10 Things You Should Know About MIMO .  Spatial multiplexing and diversity techniques can incorporate multiple antennas and multiple receivers and require complex encoding of the channels, understanding fundamental concepts of MIMO and the types of measurements necessary to determine MIMO performance is critical to the success of LTE.  This paper covers system operation, signal transmission and recovery, as well as single and multiple input measurements.

Challenges & Considerations for Successful LTE/SAE Development & Deployment. Among the challenges posed by LTE and SAE are those involving the tasks of verifying operation and characterizing performance in an environment of rapidly changing standards.  Some aspects of the LTE/SAE architecture simplify network configuration, yet this simplification creates complexities for testing and optimization. As more intelligence moves to the edge of the network, key Radio Resource Management (RRM) functionality collapses into the eNB. This paper addresses the need to understand the basic concepts of LTE and examines some of the challenges that LTE/SAE brings.

 Wireless Drive Test Deployment Optimization for HSPA+, Mobile WiMAX and LTE Networks. WiMAX deployments are accelerating. LTE trials are well underway with the first commercial deployments planned for early to mid 2010. Do you have the RAN troubleshooting tools necessary for a successful 4G rollout? This paper presents the latest capabilities of Agilent’s proven E6474A Drive Test platform to efficiently deploy Mobile WiMAX networks. For those moving to LTE in new RF bands, explore the latest efficiency improvements in identifying and isolating interference sources during the spectrum clearing phase of your trial or commercial network rollouts. Validate propagation models and confirm network designs.

September 16  

      12:00 pm – LTE Tx/Rx Design and Measurement Challenges

      1:00 pm – 10 Things You Should Know About MIMO

September 17

      12:00 pm noon – Challenges & Considerations for Successful LTE/SAE Development & Deployment

      1:00 pm – Wireless Drive Test Deployment Optimization for HSPA+. Mobile WiMAX and LTE Networks

Each session is approximately one hour.    Additional Information:

August 5, 2009

Latest from Agilent Email Updates features LTE

Filed under: Application Notes,LTE — janetsmithagilent @ 5:35 pm


Agilent helps you keep ahead of the LTE evolution with free posters, app notes, Webcasts, and more.  Dig even deeper into LTE with Agilent new book LTE and the Evolution to 4G Wireless – Design and Measurement Challenges.

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