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New Vector Signal Analysis Software from Agilent

Following to their Educational program the Agilent upgraded our DSAX91604A Infiniium High-Performance Oscilloscope with latest version of the 89601A Vector Signal Analyzer/Spectrum Analyzer software. This tool provides views of virtually every facet of a problem, helping to see the “why?” behind signal interactions. It includes the possibility to:

  • Test today’s signals and be ready for tomorrow’s with support for over 70 standards and modulation types.
  • See the “Why?” with advanced troubleshooting tools including high-resolution FFT-based spectrum measurements, time-domain tools, and bit-level modulation analysis.
  • View virtually every facet of complex signals - simultaneously - with 20:20 trace/marker capability.
  • Apply vector signal analysis virtually anywhere in your block diagram, including analog and digital baseband; IF, RF and microwave; narrowband to ultra-wideband; SISO and MIMO.

The software runs on a PC or inside PC-based instruments, and works with spectrum analyzers, signal analyzers, oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, and modular instrument systems, as well as simulation software. In system applications, the software can be controlled via the familiar remote SCPI programming language as well as .NET and .COM. Company web-site provides access to their Library of documentation, technical overview, application notes and video:

Well, it is time to play…


Radars in AMS Journals: December 2010

There is, actually, only one article this time that can be interesting for radar community...

Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, Volume 27, Issue 12 (December 2010)

  • Snyder, Jeffrey C., Howard B. Bluestein, Guifu Zhang, Stephen J. Frasier, 2010: Attenuation Correction and Hydrometeor Classification of High-Resolution, X-band, Dual-Polarized Mobile Radar Measurements in Severe Convective Storms. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 27, 1979–2001.- link

List of Scientific Journals on Radar Technology

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