Agilent Technologies to Demonstrate LTE and WLAN Test and Measurement Solutions at 4G World

first_imgAgilent Technologies Inc. announced it will demonstrate its newest LTE and WLAN test and measurement solutions, which cover the global technology and applications ecosystem for next-generation mobile broadband networks, at 4G World (Booth 322), McCormick Place West, in Chicago on 30-31 October 2012. Agilent experts at this upcoming event will showcase: RF and Microwave Handheld Test Tools Rugged, economical 7-GHz, 13.6-GHz and 20-GHz HSA handheld spectrum analyzers simplify field test with a robust task planner for automating measurements in the field. The lineup of 14 new FieldFox handheld microwave analyzers brings bench-top accuracy and durability to on-the-go applications. The compact, 6.6-pound (3.0-kg) microwave models can be configured for cable-and-antenna analysis, spectrum analysis, vector network analysis, or all-in-one capability up to 26.5 GHz. LTE Mobile Device R&D Bench-top Testing Using the Agilent PXT, engineers can test LTE data modems and phones in all phases of development. An extremely versatile LTE test instrument, the PXT can test RF parametric performance and functional end-to-end data throughput, flexibly create and analyze protocol messages and verify devices meet LTE design requirements. LTE Mobile Device R&D Conformance Testing Agilent LTE conformance tests include extensive coverage for RCT, PCT and RRM, and are validated by the GCF and PTCRB for both FDD and TDD technologies. This capability is essential for equipment vendors developing and certifying devices for use on LTE networks. Wireless and Cellular Protocol Testing The Agilent N7109A is a 2-, 4- or 8-channel independently tuned 6-GHz RF signal analyzer. It leverages the multichannel and MIMO measurement capabilities of the industry-leading Agilent 89600 VSA software. The N7109A enables fast, informative measurements for beamforming, carrier aggregation, OTA and modeling antenna patterns for existing and emerging wireless and cellular protocols. The Agilent M9381A PXI RF VSG is ideally suited for testing and validating wireless and cellular radios, wireless and RFIC components and other applications requiring a best-in-class modular signal generator. It offers 10-us switching in list mode, +18 dBM output power, 160 MHz of bandwidth and unmatched linearity, level accuracy and repeatability in PXI. Signal-Generation and Analysis Solutions for LTE-Advanced, MSR and 802.11ac Agilent offers the industry’s first LTE-Advanced signal generation and analysis solution, using Signal Studio and 89600 VSA software, now with enhancements in carrier aggregation and MIMO. The company also offers the first 3GPP-compliant multistandard radio solution with the N9083A MSR measurement application and Signal Studio software. Agilent’s 802.11ac WLAN solution includes the only 160 MHz wide, with 0.4 percent EVM, RF vector signal generator (N5182B MXG), and a PXA signal analyzer with 160-MHz analysis bandwidth, along with the N9077A 802.11ac embedded measurement application or 89600 VSA software. For more information, see http://www.agilent.comlast_img read more

House passes Davisson’s bill curbing prescription drug abuse

first_img The INSPECT system used by healthcare professionals collects and shares data when controlled substances are prescribed and dispensed. If enacted, House Bill (HB) 1278 would allow dentists, physicians, advance practice nurses, physician assistants and podiatrists to check the INSPECT program, and use it as part of the patient’s medical record, before prescribing or issuing refills for Schedule II controlled substances or Schedule III controlled substances with the exception of certain circumstances. Davisson’s proposal allows coroners to have access to INSPECT for the purpose of medical death investigations. The legislation also sets prescribing norms and allows medical professional boards to set up a system for investigating potential over prescribers. HB 1278 will now move to the Senate for further consideration. The House of Representatives voted unanimously in support of State Rep. Steve Davisson’s (R-Salem) proposal expanding the use of the INSPECT program to certain healthcare professionals. “Increasing the number of healthcare professionals who are allowed to use the INSPECT program will prevent individuals from receiving prescriptions from multiple prescribers and limit the ability to ‘doctor shop,’” Davisson said. “The INSPECT program is one of the most important tools that healthcare professionals and law enforcement possess in curbing prescription drug abuse.”last_img read more