FIELD ENGINEERS who characterize or troubleshoot RF components for mission-critical communication systems have a new option in the N9923A FieldFox RF vector network analyzer (VNA). At 6.2 lbs., this full two-port VNA provides measurement stability of 0.01 dB/C. It spans 2 to 4 or 6 GHz. The N9923A offers more than 42 dB directivity with a typical dynamic range of 100 dB. The VNA provides 0.01 dBm RMS trace noise. It allows operators to simultaneously measure and display all four S-parameters in multiple formats including Smith chart, polar, and group delay. The instrument performs both cable and antenna test (distance to fault, return loss, and VSWR) and can serve as a vector voltmeter (1 and 2 channel). With a USB power sensor, the FieldFox analyzer can make power-meter measurements to 24 GHz. Its integrated QuickCal calibration capability enables consistent measurement results while eliminating the need to carry a calibration kit into the field. The FieldFox RF VNA, which includes no fans or vents, meets and exceeds MIL PRF 28800F Class 2 compliance. P&A: available for order now; starting at $12,000.

Agilent Technologies, Inc., 5301 Stevens Creek Blvd., Santa Clara, CA 95051; (408) 345-8886, FAX: (408) 345-8474, Internet: www.agilent.com.

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