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Handheld RF/microwave spectrum analyzer enables customization

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 N9342C handheld spectrum analyzer

Agilent Technologies Inc. launches the N9342C handheld spectrum analyzer (HSA). Designed for RF technicians and engineers performing installation, maintenance and surveillance of RF systems in the field, the HAS eases field testing by providing faster, more precise measurements and a range of user customization and ergonomic features.

The HSA provides measurements for RF and microwave equipment from 100kHz to 7GHz, tunable to 9kHz, including transmitter and component test, receiving path signal monitoring and antenna tuning. It also provides measurements for RF environments, such as band clearance, signal coverage and interface hunting.

The HSA ensures first-time measurement accuracy, while a Task Planner capability automates routine measurement tasks, cutting test setup time by 95 percent and increasing work efficiency. The HSA is suited for customers in a variety of markets, including aerospace/defense, microwave and satellite communication, wireless communication and broadcasting, spectrum regulation, and general-purpose spectrum analysis.

The N9342C HSA features standard, one-button measurements including ACP, OBW and channel power, which help characterize signal quality. The keypad design allows access to most measurement functions within just two button pushes. A rugged, fanless design makes it suited for tough field environments, while a unique optional three-in-one ergonomic backpack ensures comfort and provides true hands-free operation. Moreover, with automatic LCD brightness and keypad backlight control, the instrument's screen can be easily viewed day or night.

For added flexibility, the N9342C HSA can be remotely controlled via a USB/LAN connection and free N9342C HSA PC software. A dedicated user key and customizable frequency channel table, frequency/amplitude correct and limit allow the user to personalize the instrument setup.

Other key features of the N9342A HSA include a built-in optional 7GHz tracking generator; a built-in optional GPS receiver and GPS antenna that provides precise location information; an optional spectrum monitor with spectrogram record and playback functions; optional support for an optional Agilent USB power sensor that offers high-accuracy, power measurement up to 24GHz; an optional user data sanitation feature for security purposes; an optional 8GHz directional antenna that enables users to hunt for interference; and a built-in power connector for an Agilent active RF probe that ensures precise in-circuit measurements.

The Agilent N9342C HSA is available now at a price of $11,113.

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