Agilent Technologies today announced it will deliver unique data-conversion capabilities and associated intellectual property to key U.S. and allied armed forces programs. This technology, which has been developed through years of internally funded research and development in RF and microwave test instrumentation and components, will provide an immediate and dramatic impact on war-fighter effectiveness, efficiency and safety.
Implementations focus on MOSA (Modular Open Systems Approach), COTS (commercial off the shelf) module development with the introduction of VME/VXS modules configurable with a variety of wideband A/D, D/A conversion and signal processing capabilities. The initial products cover a wide dynamic range and instantaneous bandwidth.
This Agilent initiative will benefit those charged with closing the gaps in emerging threats through technology insertion or refreshment of fielded Electronic Support (ES), Electronic Attack (EA) and Electronic Counter Measure (ECM) systems, the majority of which are based on the ubiquitous VME architecture. Longer emitter identification standoff ranges, more precise direction finding in dense emitter environments, and shorter defensive engagement cycles are possible with relatively low incremental development cost. Wideband radar and intelligence-gathering systems are also expected to benefit, with better clutter rejection, range and target differentiation now attainable without massive reinvestment.
“Agilent used its long-standing experience as the world leader in test and measurement solutions to deliver a flexible, modular and scalable digital receiver/transmitter platform that doesn’t sacrifice analog performance,” said Tom Burrell, vice president and general manager of Agilent’s Signal Networks Division. “The advanced technologies and innovative design of new products in this platform provide unrivaled data conversion and signal processing capabilities to U.S. and allied armed forces worldwide.”
To learn more about Agilent’s extraordinary data conversion technology and the new COTS digital receiver/transmitter models visit www.agilent.com/find/wideband_Rx_Tx.
High-resolution photos are available at www.agilent.com/find/u1083a_vme_vxs_modules_images.
Information about Agilent’s entire family of VME/VXS data converters is available online.
About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world’s premier measurement company and a technology leader in communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis. The company’s 19,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $5.8 billion in fiscal 2008. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at www.agilent.com.
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