Agilent unveils first solution for analyzing HSDPA/8PSK signals over TD-SCDMA

Santa Clara, Calif., 6 Dec. 2006. Agilent Technologies Inc. has introduced a new Time Division - Synchronous Code Division Multiple Access (TD-SCDMA) measurement capability for its PSA Series high-performance spectrum analyzers. It is the industry's first and only test and measurement solution for the analysis of HSDPA/8PSK signals over TD-SCDMA. This measurement capability enables R&D engineers to troubleshoot and analyze complex time-varying TD-SCDMA signals, speeding time to market.

Dec 6th, 2006

Santa Clara, Calif., 6 Dec. 2006. Agilent Technologies Inc. has introduced a new Time Division - Synchronous Code Division Multiple Access (TD-SCDMA) measurement capability for its PSA Series high-performance spectrum analyzers. It is the industry's first and only test and measurement solution for the analysis of HSDPA/8PSK signals over TD-SCDMA. This measurement capability enables R&D engineers to troubleshoot and analyze complex time-varying TD-SCDMA signals, thereby speeding time to market.

TD-SCDMA is the official 3G mobile telecommunications standard in the People's Republic of China. It 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, whereas 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.

The Agilent PSA Series spectrum analyzer offers high-performance spectrum analysis up to 50GHz with a combination of analysis bandwidth, flexibility, speed, accuracy, and dynamic range. These capabilities, coupled with the PSA Series' one-button measurements, make it well suited to R&D and manufacturing engineers in aerospace and defense.

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