SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 8, 2011 — Agilent Technologies Inc. has introduced the N9344C and N9343C, two handheld spectrum analyzers designed for technicians and engineers who install, maintain and troubleshoot radio-frequency/microwave systems, monitor the spectrum or manage interference in the field. The analyzers facilitate testing by providing the performance of a benchtop instrument in a handheld device, along with a range of functionality for ensuring field-ready operation and automating routine tasks. They provide fast and accurate measurement from 1 MHz to 20 GHz and 13.6 GHz, respectively. Both instruments are tunable to 9 kHz and are suitable for use by customers in the aerospace/defense, microwave and satellite communications, wireless communication and broadcasting, spectrum regulation and general-purpose spectrum analysis markets. They feature a rugged and fanless design for operating in tough field environments, and automatic LCD brightness and keypad backlight control for clear screen viewing, day or night. A built-in global positioning system receiver and antenna provide precise location information. Dedicated applications ensure faster, easier spectrum monitoring and interference analysis. The devices can be remotely controlled via a USB/LAN connection. Their radio-frequency performance (-155 dBm/Hz displayed average noise level, minimum sweep time <2 ms) ensures first-time measurement accuracy, while a set of one-button measurements and AM/FM modulation analysis help characterize signal quality. A built-in tracking generator and time-gated sweep further simplify the measurement process. The analyzers also feature Task Planner capability that reduces test setup time by 95% and allows users to boost their work efficiency by delivering test automation and consistency. Task Planner automates routine measurement tasks with continuous execution of up to 20 different tests. It also automatically captures test results and generates reports, and task plans can be shared with others via e-mail or USB flash drive.