Microlease, a test and measurement equipment Management Company, has announced that it had become the first European customer and the first rental company to order the new Keysight Technologies E5080A ENA vector network analyser. As a Keysight Authorised Technology Partner, Microlease will also be offering the instrument for outright purchase.
Commenting, Peter Spillman, global inventory and procurement director, Microlease, said, “Customers designing and manufacturing 4G and next-generation smartphones, tablets and base transceiver stations will be eager to benefit from the features and performance of this significant new instrument. Our investment means that it is available to them quickly on a commitment-free rental basis, and that they can move forward and acquire the instrument from us once they have established a long term requirement. This instrument sits right at the sweet spot of Microlease’s business.”
Compared to the popular E5071C ENA, the E5080A offers performance advantages including more than 10 dB wider dynamic range (typically 147 dB) and up to 10 times faster measurement speed in real-world test scenarios. The ENA also offers a large color touchscreen display with fast access to basic measurements. These enhancements improve precision and throughput in the testing of RF components such as filters with deep rejection bands.
Microlease is the Keysight Authorised Technology Partner in the UK, Ireland and Italy for new equipment and Premier Rental Partner for Europe and North America. In addition to rental, Microlease offers Keysight equipment on a range of finance options including outright purchase as well as Easy Rent (Rent-to-Buy), Easy Lease (Leasing with Services) and Easy Buy (Divide-By-12).
Microlease was presented with the highly prestigious Company of the Year award for Best Practice in Global Test and Measurement Rental and Leasing Services at Frost & Sullivan’s annual Growth, Innovation and Leadership awards ceremony in London in May 2014.