TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies Introduces High-Definition Oscilloscopes with Highest Bandwidth and Deepest Memory in Their

  TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies Introduces High-Definition Oscilloscopes
  with Highest Bandwidth and Deepest Memory in Their Class

      New Oscilloscopes Support Industry’s Most Sensitive Current Probes

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- January 7, 2013

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced Infiniium 9000 H-Series
high-definition oscilloscopes. The four new models come in bandwidths of 250
MHz, 500 MHz, 1 GHz and 2 GHz. They offer up to 12-bit vertical resolution,
which represents 16 times the quantization levels of traditional oscilloscopes
with 8 bits of resolution. These scopes also include the industry’s deepest
standard memory (up to 100 Mpts per channel).

When engineers view small signals, noise is often the biggest impediment to
getting an accurate measurement. The 9000 H-Series uses a combination of
hypersampling and linear noise-reduction technology to provide noise levels
three times lower than traditional 8-bit oscilloscopes. This reduced noise
enables users to view and resolve small signals that 8-bit oscilloscopes
simply cannot measure.

As probing systems also induce measurement noise, Agilent has developed a new
series of low-noise probes specifically designed to allow engineers to view
and analyze small-current signals. The new N2820A and N2821A AC/DC current
probes offer the industry’s highest sensitivity, going all the way down to 50
uA, with a maximum current range of 5 A. These probes work in cooperation with
the new oscilloscopes to offer the industry’s most sensitive current
measurements. The higher sensitivity is especially useful for measuring
current consumption of battery-powered mobile devices or integrated circuits.

The proliferation of mobile devices and “green” products has created a growing
need to make low-power, high-dynamic-range measurements. As products get
smarter and more feature rich, all components need to be more energy
efficient. The 9000 H-Series oscilloscope with the N2820A and N2821A current
probes are specially engineered to make high-dynamic-range, high-sensitivity
measurements to meet today’s challenging current measurement needs.

The N2820A current probe interface uses a make-before-break connector,
offering easy and reliable connecting and disconnecting without interrupting
the circuit under test across multiple locations on the target board.

“Customers who work with power-consumption measurements now have a
comprehensive solution to make accurate current-consumption measurements at an
affordable cost,” said Jay Alexander, vice president and general manager of
Agilent’s Oscilloscope Products Division. “The 9000 H-Series oscilloscope and
N2820A and N2821A current probes combine low noise and high sensitivity to
give engineers the high-accuracy measurements they need for creating
energy-efficient products.”

The Agilent 9000 H-Series provides standard memory of up to 100 million points
per channel, making it the deepest standard memory in the industry. This
memory depth can be upgraded to 500 million points per channel to acquire
longer windows of time while retaining fast sample rates.

U.S. Pricing and Availability

The Agilent Infiniium 9000 H-Series oscilloscopes are now available at the
prices below.

9000 H-Series oscilloscopes

Model      Bandwidth   Max sample rate   Max memory   Price
DSO9024H     250 MHz       1.25 GSa/s          500 Mpts       $14,950
DSO9054H     500 MHz       2.5 GSa/s           500 Mpts       $17,630
DSO9104H     1 GHz         5 GSa/s             500 Mpts       $22,682
DSO9204H     2 GHz         10 GSa/s            500 Mpts       $25,000

N2820A Series current probes

The Agilent N2820A Series current probes will be orderable February 1, 2013,
at the prices below.

Model    Description                                  Price
N2820A     High-sensitivity two-channel current probe     $4,000
N2821A     High-sensitivity one-channel current probe     $3,000

The probes are also compatible with other oscilloscopes besides the 9000
H-Series, including Agilent ’s Infiniium 9000A and InfiniiVision 3000 X- and
4000 X-Series oscilloscopes.

Additional information

Additional information about Agilent’s 9000 H-Series oscilloscopes is
available at Agilent N2820A and N2821A current
probe information is available at Product images
are available at

About Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world’s premier measurement company
and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, diagnostics,
electronics and communications. The company’s 20,500 employees serve customers
in more than 100 countries. Agilent had revenues of $6.9 billion in fiscal
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