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Agilent Technologies announces high-performance real-time spectrum analysers

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Agilent Technologies  introduces real-time spectrum analysis (RTSA) for its PXA X-Series signal analysers.

Agilent's RTSA delivers unmatched probability of intercept (POI), analysis bandwidth, sensitivity, and frequency range capabilities that allow system developers and signal analysts to see, capture and understand highly elusive signals.

POI is the key benchmark for RTSA in applications such as radar, electronic warfare and military communications. When configured for real-time spectrum analysis, the PXA can detect intermittent signals with durations as short as 3.57 µs.

To help detect more signals in less time, Agilent's real-time PXA spectrum analysers provide an industry-leading 75-dB spurious-free dynamic range across analysis bandwidths of up to 160 MHz, enabling users to place deep and wide measurements anywhere within a measurement range of 50 GHz.

In addition to its industry-leading sensitivity of -157 dBm at 10 GHz (no preamp), the PXA also provides the ability to vary the resolution bandwidth within a measurement span. For deeper analysis and thorough characterisation of complex signals, a real-time PXA seamlessly integrates with Agilent 89600 VSA software. This combination of capabilities enables users to find the root cause of signal problems with advanced troubleshooting tools that support measurements in the time, frequency and modulation domains.

The software also provides connections to Agilent instruments such as vector signal generators and arbitrary waveform generators to play back captured signals as inputs to a device under test.

RTSA is available as two upgrade options for new and existing PXA signal analysers.

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