Solution Enables Continuous, Gapless Capture of Signals up to 100 MHz Bandwidth
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced the availability of superior streaming capability for the M9392A PXI vector signal analyzer and M9202A digitizer, providing the industry’s highest bandwidth, PXI-based, continuous data capture (up to 100 MHz bandwidth) to a RAID storage solution.
Data streaming over long durations enables customers to capture, detect and analyze signals of interest from their measurement environment. The new data capture solution allows customers to use the Agilent 89600B vector signal analysis software to characterize complex, time-varying signals or a customer-developed data analysis tool.
Specifically designed for continuous, gapless data capture of wideband signals for post-capture analysis, the M9392A and M9202A streaming capabilities are ideal for customers requiring up to 100 MHz of measurement bandwidth for frequencies up to 26.5 GHz. Data capture can occur either directly to the embedded or external controller for short-duration capture of a few seconds, or to a RAID for long-duration capture lasting from several minutes to greater than 13 hours, depending on the storage size of the RAID and the desired measurement bandwidth.
For long-duration data capture applications, Agilent has teamed with JMR Electronics, an industry leader in data storage, to provide several different RAID storage solutions that guarantee the sustained data rates necessary for 100 MHz of IQ bandwidth. The storage solution is based upon JMR’s BlueStor product line.
“We have been working with Agilent to provide a high-performance PCIe direct-attached RAID device to complement their state-of-the art instrumentation, and we’re very pleased to have such an excellent technology partner,” said Steve Katz, vice president, OEM Sales for JMR. The configurations use either HDD or SSD drives, depending on the end user’s application requirements.
“The new streaming solution provides customers with capabilities not previously available in this market,” said Carla Feldman, marketing manager for Agilent’s Modular Product Operation. “We developed the streaming capabilities to address our customers’ requirements to provide a streaming interface for gapless capture, especially for broadband communications and radar applications and for customers requiring wideband recording capability.”
The streaming capability for Agilent’s M9392A and M9202A products further enhances Agilent’s fast-growing line-up of more than 50 PXI and AXIe modular products.
U.S. Pricing and Availability
Streaming for the M9392A and M9202A is available now; the 50 MHz version is provided free of charge with the hardware products. The industry-leading 100 MHz version is priced at $10,000. Existing customers can upgrade their firmware and software to include these streaming capabilities.
Additional information about Agilent’s modular test solutions is available at www.agilent.com/find/modular. Product photos are available at www.agilent.com/find/pxi_streaming_images.
An in-depth Agilent modular products backgrounder is available at www.agilent.com/find/modular_backgrounder.
PCI eXtensions for Instrumentation (PXI) is a modular instrumentation platform designed for test, measurement and automation applications that require high performance in a small, rugged industrial form-factor. With PXI, users may select over 1,500 modules from over 70 vendors and easily integrate them into a single PXI system. An industry standard, PXI is managed by the PXI System Alliance, an open consortium. Information about the PXI System Alliance is available at www.pxisa.org.
Headquartered in Chatsworth, Calif., JMR has been a leading value provider of scalable storage systems for performance and capacity driven applications in the government, DCC, VOD, video surveillance and web 2.0 markets for nearly 30 years. JMR’s combined focus in data storage systems with their ability to visualize and manufacture from concept to final product have set them apart as industry leaders since the company’s inception in 1982. Information about JMR is available at www.jmr.com.
About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world’s premier measurement company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, electronics and communications. The company’s 18,500 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $5.4 billion in fiscal 2010. Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com
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