TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies and University of Michigan Collaborate on Worldwide Solar-Car Competition

  TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies and University of Michigan Collaborate on
  Worldwide Solar-Car Competition

2013 World Solar Challenge

Business Wire

SANTA CLARA, Calif. & ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- August 21, 2013

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) and the University of Michigan today
announced Agilent’s support of the university’s solar-car team. Agilent will
provide a 200-MHz capacitive touch-screen oscilloscope as well as a handheld
oscilloscope and a triple-output power supply to support the team’s solar-car
engineering program, from design through competition.

University of Michigan engineering students prepare solar car, designed with
the help of Agilent ins ...

University of Michigan engineering students prepare solar car, designed with
the help of Agilent instruments, for World Solar Challenge in Australia, Oct.
6. (Photo: Business Wire)

Forty-seven teamsfrom26 countrieswill gather in Australia on Oct. 6 for the
2013 World Solar Challenge, the world’s largest competition for solar electric
vehicles. The 3000-kilometer race from Darwin to Adelaide requires that each
car get 100 percent of its energy from the sun or from the kinetic energy of
the vehicle. Additional information is available at

University of Michigan solar car photos are available at

“The new Agilent oscilloscope is incredibly accurate and reliable, offering a
lot more measuring options. The color touch screen makes it very easy to use
and differentiate between signals. We’ve already used it to analyze multiple
signals from the motor and debug several driver interface boards,” said Sarah
Spitzer, electrical engineer and driver on the solar-car team. “The portable
oscilloscope will allow for roadside debugging. Additionally, the
triple-output power supply allows us to power the testing bus while
simultaneously testing other individual projects.”

Agilent InfiniiVision 4000 X-Series oscilloscopes are ideal tools for advanced
teaching and instructional laboratories. Agilent’s InfiniiVision MSOX4024A, a
350-MHz oscilloscope with four analog channels and 16 digital channels, will
accelerate the design, prototype and testing stages of the program. Students
will experience how Agilent’s industry-leading 1-million-waveforms/sec update
rate, segmented memory and MegaZoom IV smart memory technology provide faster
insight into signal behavior. They will experience the enhanced usability of
the industry’s largest capacitive touch display (12.1 inches) and innovative
InfiniiScan Zone touch trigger capability. Additionally, these students will
be able to take advantage of the unique integration of five instruments in one
box: oscilloscope, logic analyzer, serial protocol analyzer, WaveGen 20-MHz
dual-channel function/arbitrary waveform generator and three-digit DVM.

Designed with field use in mind, the 200-MHz Agilent U1620A isolated channels
handheld oscilloscope will provide the university’s team with dual waveform
zoom, a high-resolution VGA TFT LCD display for wide viewing angles, a fully
integrated digital multimeter, and data-logging features. The scope’s advanced
user interface and capabilities will help the team troubleshoot their car and
subsystems effectively and efficiently.

The Agilent U8031A 375W triple-output power supply delivers unparalleled
performance, and it will allow the team to view current and voltage at the
same time, speeding up the design process.

“Agilent is delighted to support the student solar-car team at University of
Michigan to help them address the kinds of challenges they will encounter in
industry,” said King Parsons, Oscilloscope and Protocol Division Business
Development Manager for Agilent’s Electronic Measurement Group.

Agilent oscilloscopes are available in a variety of form factors, from 20 MHz
to 90 GHz, offering industry-leading specifications and powerful applications.

About the University of Michigan

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and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and
applying knowledge, art and academic values, and in developing leaders and
citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.

About Agilent Technologies

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and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, diagnostics,
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