Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


4RF To Use Agilent X-Series RF Measurement Platform

Agilent Technologies Announces that 4RF Limited Will Use Agilent X-Series RF Measurement Platform to Test VHF/UHF RF Transceivers

Wellington, April 4, 2013 – Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) announced today that 4RF Limited has selected key products from Agilent’s X-Series RF measurement platforms to accelerate development and characterization of new VHF/UHF and 900 MHz RF transceivers.

4RF exports its wireless systems to 130 countries, and its radio products need to meet demanding regulatory requirements, including new narrow-band mandates. The innovative design of the company’s RF transceivers (key subsystems within industrial radio systems) is a pacesetter for new product development for many technology companies around the world.

The new Agilent PXA signal analysers, MXG vector signal generators, PNA network analyser and accessories, worth more than US$500,000, were purchased to update the R&D facility at 4RF headquarters in Wellington, New Zealand.

"Our current design focus is on the digital modulation that is critical to efficient narrow-band operation in the congested land mobile radio spectrum,” said John Yaldwyn, chief technology officer at 4RF. “Agilent’s high-performance PXA signal analyser allows us to evaluate low phase noise oscillators for proper adjacent channel operation and the built-in vector signal analyser allows transmit chain signal-to-noise measurements in a single tool. Device characterization is another requirement being addressed with the new PNA while the vector multi-tone capability of the MXG speeds receiver development. Put simply, excellent tools lead to excellent products.”

The latest investment program continues the long-term business partnership between 4RF and RF Test Solutions Ltd, Agilent’s exclusive partner in New Zealand for over 10 years.

“Our relationship with RF Test Solutions has been critical to our business, and Agilent instrumentation has served us well over the past decade,” Yaldwyn added. “Now with new investment, new engineering staff, and compressed development schedules the time is right for new RF tools to further reduce the time to market for our products."

“Agilent works with leading technology developers and international standards groups to help ensure products can be brought to market quickly and with impeccable quality while accelerating design, validation and compliance testing,” said Simon Rodger, Marketing Manager of Australia and New Zealand, Agilent Electronic Measurement Group. “The PXA is the highest-performance member of the Agilent X-Series signal analyzer family. The X-Series is an evolutionary approach to signal analysis that spans instruments, measurements and software, including more than 25 industry-leading measurement applications that cover cellular communication, wireless connectivity, digital video, and aerospace and defence.”

About 4RF Ltd
4RF provides radio communications equipment for critical infrastructure, utility and public safety applications. The Aprisa SR family of point-to-multipoint radios provides secure communications for telemetry and SCADA applications. The Aprisa XE point-to-point link provides long-distance, carrier-class communications. Visit www.4rf.com for more information.

About RF Test Solutions Ltd
RF Test Solutions distributes measurement instrumentation in New Zealand from world-leading manufacturers and provides comprehensive support, including repair and calibration, in an IANZ-accredited ISO 17025 facility in Lower Hutt. Visit www.rftest.co.nz for more information.

About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world’s premier measurement company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, diagnostics, electronics and communications. The company’s 20,500 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had revenues of $6.9 billion in fiscal 2012. Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Housing Policy: Auckland Densification As Popular As Ebola, English Says

Finance Minister Bill English said calls by the Reserve Bank Governor for more densification in Auckland’s housing were “about as popular in parts of Auckland as Ebola” would be. More>>

ALSO:

Crown Accounts: NZ Government Deficit Smaller Than Expected In First Half

The New Zealand government's operating deficit was smaller than expected in the first six months of the financial year, as the consumption and corporate tax take rose ahead of forecast in December, having lagged estimates in previous months. More>>

ALSO:

Fruit & Veg Crackdown: Auckland Fruit Fly Find Under Investigation

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is investigating a find of a single male Queensland fruit fly in a surveillance trap in the Auckland suburb of Grey Lynn... MPI has placed legal controls on the movement of fruit and some vegetables outside of a defined circular area which extends 1.5km from where the fly was trapped in Grey Lynn. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Westpac NZ Reaches $2.97M Swaps Settlement

Westpac Banking Corp’s New Zealand unit has agreed to pay $2.97 million in a settlement with the Commerce Commission over the way the bank sold interest rate swaps to farmers between 2005 and 2012. More>>

ALSO:

Going Dutch: Fonterra Kicks Off $144M Partnership With Dutch Cheese Maker

Fonterra Co-operative Group, the world’s largest dairy exporter, has commissioned a new dairy ingredients plant in Heerenveen, in the north of the Netherlands, its first wholly-owned and operated ingredients plant in Europe. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: NZ Retail Sales Beat Estimates

New Zealand retail sales rose more than expected in the fourth quarter, led by vehicle-related transactions, food and beverages, adding to evidence that cheap credit and a growing jobs market are encouraging consumers to spend. More>>

ALSO:

Delivery Cuts Go Ahead: 'Government Money Grab' From NZ Post

"It's a money grab by the Government as the shareholder of New Zealand Post" says Postal Workers Union advocate Graeme Clarke about the changes announced by NZ Post. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news