The N9912C FieldFox Handheld Analyser is a software-defined radio frequency (RF) testing platform
The model from Keysight offers field engineers more than 20 vector network analyser (VNA), cable and antenna tester (CAT), and spectrum analyser (SA) options for upgrade and download.
Field engineers conduct routine maintenance on and troubleshoot RF, microwave and millimeter wave (mmWave) systems. During their work, they need to accurately measure a variety of devices or signals, including cables, antennas and over-the-air (OTA) signals, to ensure robust signal quality and uninterrupted service. To make all of these crucial measurements in the field, engineers need multiple expensive network and spectrum analysers as well as flexible equipment that can meet rapidly emerging test and measurement challenges.
The FieldFox Handheld Analyser addresses this challenge by enabling engineers to mix-and-match software applications for their specific analysis needs on a single, handheld device. Being software-defined, the instrument is fully upgradable with licence-key activated maximum frequencies, analyser types, bandwidths and software applications.
According to Vince Nguyen, Vice President and General Manager of the Aerospace, Defence and Government Solution Group at Keysight, when engineers are in the field, they need flexible test equipment that can address challenges on the fly. Therefore he believes that with the truly software-defined FieldFox-C, engineers can quickly respond to new needs with a single, handheld analyser that can be easily configured through software licence keys covering frequency ranges, multiple analyzer types, and other software applications.
“With low entry pricing points that protect initial investments, the FieldFox-C is the all-in-one product for multipurpose field testing,” he concludes