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Synchronous code division multiple access for spectrum analyser introduced

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Agilent Technologies Inc. has released a new time division - synchronous code division multiple access (TD-SCDMA) measurement capability for its PSA Series high-performance spectrum analysers, a test and measurement solution for analysis of HSDPA/8PSK signals over TD-SCDMA. This measurement capability enables R&D engineers to quickly and efficiently troubleshoot and analyse complex time-varying TD-SCDMA signals, thereby significantly speeding time to market.

TD-SCDMA is the official 3G mobile telecommunications standard in the People's Republic of China. TD-SCDMA combines TDMA and spread-spectrum CDMA technologies.

Agilent's new measurement capability for TD-SCDMA is comprised of two different measurement personalities. Option 212, TD-SCDMA Modulation Analysis, troubleshoots and measures the quality of TD-SCDMA modulated signals, while Option 213, HSDPA/8PSK Modulation Analysis, troubleshoots and measures HSDPA/8PSK channels over TD-SCDMA. Featuring pass/fail indicators, these measurement personalities allow the engineer to quickly verify conformance to the TD-SCDMA standard.

According to Agilent, s a in test and measurement solutions for new and emerging communication standards, Agilent is fully committed to supporting the TD-SCDMA market in China. That commitment is demonstrated as Agilent Technologies become the first and only supplier to provide analysis of HSDPA/8PSK signals over TD-SCDMA. This capability will enable today's R&D engineers to stay on the leading edge of wireless standards, while quickly moving forward to TD-SCDMA deployment.

The Agilent PSA Series spectrum analyser offers high-performance spectrum analysis up to 50 GHz with a leading-edge combination of analysis bandwidth, flexibility, speed, accuracy, and dynamic range. These capabilities, coupled with the PSA Series' powerful one-button measurements, make it an innovative and comprehensive solution for R&D and manufacturing engineers in cellular and emerging wireless communications, aerospace and defence.

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