Running inside a signal analyzer, the N9077A WLAN measurement application with Option 4FP can make in-channel and swept measurements that increase the channel span to 800 MHz. This eliminates the need for IF digital bandwidth hardware when performing 802.11ac 160-MHz spectrum emission measurements. It also supports the noncontiguous channel SEM of 80+80 MHz in 802.11ac.Accelerating High-Volume Manufacturing Agilent also announced a new WLAN list sequence capability, available as an option with the N9077A WLAN measurement application (Option 5FP) for MXA or EXA X-Series signal analyzers. The capability helps accelerate manufacturing of 802.11ac (up to 40 MHz bandwidth) and 802.11a/b/g/n components and devices. List sequence measurements speed up testing by eliminating measurement switching and reconfiguration for disparate bursts. Using SCPI commands, it makes a single acquisition of up to 45 WLAN bursts where each burst may be configured with a different frequency, standard, power range, or trigger type. Measurements (including modulation analysis, transmit power and transmit output spectrum/SEM) are then made on all 45 bursts with the results for each burst returned in mere seconds. This functionality enables test engineers to perform large volumes of tests quickly and efficiently, while maintaining the flexibility required to calibrate, exercise and characterize WLAN products. X-Series Measurement Applications The N9077A WLAN measurement application is part of a common library of more than 25 measurement applications for Agilent X-Series signal analyzers. The applications cover cellular communications, wireless connectivity, digital video, and aerospace and defense. The X-Series analyzers use an evolutionary approach to signal analysis that spans instrumentation, measurements and software. Agilent’s X-Series signal analyzers include the high-end PXA, the versatile MXA, the general-purpose EXA and the low-cost CXA. These analyzers provide a consistent framework for signal analysis and the flexibility to address business and technical requirements across multiple products and programs. U.S. Pricing and Availability Agilent’s newest N9077A WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac measurement application software release for X-Series signal analyzers is available now. The 802.11ac functionality (Option 4FP) is available for $4,000. The WLAN list-sequence capability (Option 5FP) is available for $7,400.
More information on the N9077A WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac measurement application is available at www.agilent.com/find/N9077A. More information regarding additional X-Series measurement application updates—including improved LTE, digital video and general-purpose measurement application functionality—is available at www.agilent.com/find/X-Series_enhancements. An image of the WLAN list sequence capability is available at www.agilent.com/find/X-Series_WLANac_images.About Agilent Technologies Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) is the world’s premier measurement company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, diagnostics, electronics and communications. The company’s 20,000 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $6.6 billion in fiscal 2011. Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com. NOTE TO EDITORS: Further technology, corporate citizenship and executive news is available at www.agilent.com/go/news.