Agilent Debuts Cheap Oscilloscopes

Agilent Technologies' new 1GHz oscilloscopes speed digital product design at the industry's lowest prices

June 3, 2003

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PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) todayintroduced two new dual-channel 1 GHz oscilloscopes that are being offeredat the industry's lowest prices. The new mixed-signal oscilloscope (MSO) anddigital storage oscilloscope (DSO) combine advanced measurement features andperformance functions to help R&D engineers in the computer, communications,defense and semiconductor industries to simplify and speed the developmentof new digital products.

The Agilent 54833D Infiniium 1 GHz MSO enables R&D engineers to easily viewup to 18 time-aligned (2 scope + 16 logic timing) signals on one instrument.The new MSO offers 18 channels and triggering capabilities that enablefaster testing and debugging of state-of-the-art technologies than what ispossible with traditional four-channel oscilloscopes. For example,technology blocks such as PCI or the SDRAM memory commonly applied inembedded applications require four control lines and the clock to define themode of operation at any point in time. The new Agilent MSO is able toisolate specific cycles of operation as well as perform real-time waveformmonitoring on one instrument, functions that traditional oscilloscopes areunable to do alone.

The Agilent 54833A Infiniium dual-channel 1 GHz DSO offers all the featuresfound in the award-winning Infiniium product line, including a simple frontpanel interface, easy access to advanced features through its Microsoft®Windows® interface, and advanced trigger and measurement features.

"Agilent's mixed-signal oscilloscopes extend Agilent's leadership in the 60MHz to 1 GHz mixed-signal oscilloscope market by enabling measurements thatare not possible with traditional oscilloscopes," said Ron Nersesian, vicepresident of Agilent's Design Validation Division. "Agilent is committed toproviding our customers exceptional value, and these new products allowengineers operating under tight budgets to benefit from the performance ofAgilent Infiniium oscilloscopes."

The new dual-channel Infiniium oscilloscopes, equipped with Agilent'sproprietary, deep-memory MegaZoom technology, offer the deepest standardmemory on the market today. The 54833D 1 GHz MSO comes with 2 Mpts of deepmemory per channel, and the 54833A 1 GHz DSO comes with 500 Kpts of deepmemory per channel. Optional memory up to 16 Mpts is available for the54833D/A models at an affordable price.

The 54833D/A 1 GHz scopes, with acquisition memory depths up to 8 Mpts perchannel and sampling rates up to 4 GSa/s, eliminate the frustrations ofsluggish responsiveness associated with previous deep-memory oscilloscopes.Agilent's MegaZoom Infiniium oscilloscopes enable the capture of long serialdata waveforms and instant responses even with the deepest memory, and canquickly zoom-in and search through data without delays. In addition, theMegaZoom memory system's high-speed display minimizes missed events orunder-sampling of a waveform, and it enables users to avoid time-consumingmanual setups.

The new Infiniium 1 GHz oscilloscopes are based on the Microsoft Windows XPPro open operating system, and offer users the ability to run third-partyWindows applications including Excel, MATLAB®, Mathcad and Norton AntiVirus.In addition, users can access and control Infiniium oscilloscopes fromremote locations using the built-in Web software and 10/100BaseT LANconnections.

Agilent Technologies Inc.

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