Agilent surpasses double-digit bandwidth barrier with 13GHz real-time oscilloscope and probing measurement system

October 4, 2004

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PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today broke the double-digit bandwidth barrier with the introduction of the industry's first oscilloscope and probing measurement system with a maximum real-time bandwidth of 13 GHz and a maximum sample rate of 40 GSa/s. The Agilent Infiniium DSO80000 Series oscilloscopes and the Agilent InfiniiMax II Series probing measurement systems include 10, 12 and 13 GHz versions. The unmatched performance level of these new offerings is vital to engineers designing high-speed serial buses, RF and wireless products, and other ultra-high-speed electronics.

Today's industry serial bus standards such as Fibre Channel, fully buffered DIMM (FBD), serial ATA (SATA), serial attached SCSI (SAS) and PCI Express have performance points that will reach into the 4 to 8 Gb/s range next year. Proprietary high-speed serial buses can also have clock rates in the 4 to 8 Gb/s range as well as edge speeds with rise-times faster than 50 ps (20 to 80 percent). High-performance oscilloscopes, such as Agilent's new 10, 12 and 13 GHz, 40 GSa/s scope and respective probing system, are required to capture the frequency harmonics and make accurate and repeatable measurements on such high-speed signals.

"High-speed signal technologies are advancing at a rapid pace, which places pressure on designers to maintain the responsiveness, reliability and functionality of their designs," said Galen Wampler, industry analyst at Prime Data. "As engineers strive to deliver the desired functionality at the required time-to-market, Agilent's new family of 10, 12 and 13 GHz oscilloscopes and associated probing systems provides full bandwidth measurements to the probe tip while maintaining excellent jitter and noise levels. These products will contribute significantly in validating high-speed designs with accuracy and repeatability."

"Agilent has raised the performance benchmark for real-time scopes three times during the last 24 months" said Ron Nersesian, vice president and general manager of Agilent's Design Validation Division. "This time, Agilent is breaking the double-digit gigahertz bandwidth barrier with 10, 12 and 13 GHz oscilloscopes and probes. This is another example of our commitment to provide products to engineers that have the performance and capabilities to keep up with the demanding needs of present and future high-speed technology standards."

Agilent Technologies Inc.

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