Agilent Technologies unveils compact network analyzer with wide frequency range

SANTA CLARA, Calif., 7 Nov. 2009. Agilent Technologies Inc. has introduced a compact network analyzer, the Agilent E5061B, that analyzes a frequency range as low as 5 Hz up to the radio-frequency (RF) range of 3 GHz. This network analyzer's broad range and versatility eliminates the need for additional low-frequency-dedicated instruments.

SANTA CLARA, Calif., 7 Nov. 2009. Agilent Technologies Inc. has introduced a compact network analyzer, the Agilent E5061B, that analyzes a frequency range as low as 5 Hz up to the radio-frequency (RF) range of 3 GHz. This network analyzer's broad range and versatility eliminates the need for additional low-frequency-dedicated instruments.

Applications for the Agilent E5061B, part of the ENA series of network analyzers, include general RF-network measurements, such as filters or amplifier tests, and low-frequency (LF) measurements necessary for loop-gain evaluation of DC-DC converters. The E5061B's frequency coverage is suitable for power distribution networks (PDN) measurements, which evaluate the quality of a DC power supply circuit. This type of evaluation is increasingly important, especially in high-speed digital communication equipment.

"The new E5061B represents an extension of a recognized industry standard in RF network analysis capabilities from Agilent," says Akira Nukiyama, vice president and general manager of Agilent's Component Test Division, Kobe. "Delivering the excellent RF performance that is common to the ENA series, the E5061B also offers accurate LF measurement capability. It's the ideal, general-purpose LF-to-RF network analyzer that meets a variety of network measurements."

Agilent's ENA Series includes the Agilent E5071C (9 kHz to 8.5 GHz /300 kHz to 20 GHz), the Agilent E5061A/62A (300 kHz to 1.5/3.0 GHz), and now the Agilent E5061B, expanding coverage to LF measurement requirements down to 5 Hz.

The Agilent E5061B network analyzer is available now and is priced at $31,900.

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