Agilent Technologies has unveiled 14 FieldFox handheld analyzers that provide benchtop-instrument precision in field-test environments. FieldFox analyzers are effective for use in harsh conditions and complex environments and therefore ideal for military communications, satellite communications, radar systems, microwave backhaul, and other applications.
FieldFox microwave analyzers can be modified as vector network analyzers, cable-and-antenna analyzers, spectrum analyzers, or combination analyzers. Each compactly-designed analyzer is being offered in 6.6-lb package and in four frequencies such as 9, 14, 18 or 26.5 GHz.
The sealed enclosure has achieved compliance with U.S. MIL-PRF-28800F Class 2 requirements, ensuring durability. The vertical, or “portrait,” orientation and huge buttons of the system allow simple operation.
FieldFox microwave vector network analyzers deliver full two-port S-parameter measurements, ensuring excellent dynamic range of 94 dB (up to 18 GHz) and reduced trace noise of ± 0.004 dB. The VNAs provide industry-first QuickCal function for carrying out hassle-free calibration with no external accessories. Recalibration with an external calibration kit supports addition of jumper cables to the test port.
FieldFox microwave spectrum analyzers offer ±0.5 dB of industry-leading amplitude precision at power-up, without requiring warm-up that facilitates rapid characterization of transmitter power. Field users can determine low-level signals using advanced transmitters with spur-free dynamic range of 105 dB and also detect more signals with phase noise of -111 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset within the band of interest.
The combination analyzers have been designed for cable and antenna analysis. The instrument can also be modified for spectrum and vector network analysis. For more compact design, FieldFox analyzers are available with an integrated power meter, interference analysis, independent signal generator, in-built GPS receiver, vector voltmeter, frequency counter and variable DC source.
Two new FieldFox RF combination analyzers such as the N9914A (6.5 GHz) and N9913A (4 GHz) form a part of the 14 new models.