News | June 25, 2014

Agilent Technologies' New Multi-Channel PXI-Based Test Solution Speeds LTE/LTE-Advanced Waveform Creation And Analysis

Solution Allows Engineers to Gain Deeper Insight into Carrier Aggregation and Spatial Multiplexing Design

Agilent Technologies Inc. recently announced the LTE/LTE-Advanced multi-channel PXI-based test solution, which accelerates the setup of multi-channel test system configurations and enables engineers to gain deeper insight into complex carrier aggregation and spatial multiplexing MIMO designs.

Designing and characterizing components and RF subsystems for base stations, microcells, picocells, repeaters and mobile devices is becoming more complex as multi-antenna designs require increasingly complex multi-channel test configurations. Agilent’s new test solution provides tools to generate complex LTE/LTE-A multi-channel/MIMO waveforms and analyze multiple channels in the frequency and modulation domains simultaneously. The easy-to-use graphical user interface shortens the time it takes to set up a test configuration. In addition, measurement setups are optimized for LTE/LTE-Advanced MIMO and carrier aggregation configurations.

The test solution’s chassis backplane trigger tool configures and routes the backplane triggers for proper time synchronization in MIMO configuration for up to two PXIe chassis. Time-synchronized MIMO testing (2x2 or 4x4) is easily accomplished using Agilent’s RF M9381A PXIe vector signal generators and M9391A PXIe vector signal analyzers, which provide less than 0.38% EVM and less than 20 nsec time synchronization between channels. In addition, the up to 160 MHz signal generation and analysis bandwidth is capable of supporting the widest LTE-Advanced carrier aggregation applications.

To learn more about the LTE-A multi-channel applications test solution, visit www.agilent.com/find/solution-LTE where you can download literature and register to attend the free webcast “Addressing Design and Test Challenges for the New LTE-Advanced Standard” on July 15.

Contact your local Agilent sales office for pricing on a system tailored to specifically meet the needs of your test environment.

About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. is the world’s premier measurement company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, diagnostics, electronics and communications. The company’s 20,600 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had revenues of $6.8B in fiscal 2013. For more information, visit www.agilent.com.

On Sept. 19, 2013, Agilent announced plans to separate into two publicly traded companies through a tax-free spinoff of its electronic measurement business. The new company is named Keysight Technologies, Inc. The separation is expected to be completed in early November 2014.

SOURCE: Agilent Technologies Inc.

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