TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies Introduces Infinite Playtime and Multichannel Support for Arbitrary Waveform Generator

  TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies Introduces Infinite Playtime and
  Multichannel Support for Arbitrary Waveform Generator

   Expansion Overcomes Traditional AWG Limitations, Makes Testing Even More

Business Wire

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- September 5, 2013

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) today introduced streaming and
multichannel synchronization functionality for its M8190A high-speed arbitrary
waveform generator. For engineers working on applications like low-observable
radar or high-density communications, the new functionality makes testing more
realistic with long playtime and parallel signal generation for multi-emitter

By combining streaming functionality and the ability to synchronize up to 12
channels, the M8190A makes it easy for engineers to take simulation to the
extreme. Now engineers can simulate an entire plane flight instead of just
milliseconds of flight data at a time. Real-time events can influence signal
scenarios, which makes testing as realistic as possible. The M8190A now can
generate waveforms while downloading new waveforms into memory, which
overcomes previous AWG limitations and streamlines testing significantly. This
new functionality is now part of the M8190A product offering.

Before the addition of this new functionality, engineers could not change AWG
signal waveforms at runtime. Agilent’s unique ASIC allows the M8190A to change
amplitude, frequency and phase on the fly. That means engineers no longer need
to conduct time-consuming downloads to change parameters. They can perform
margin tests more efficiently by changing the parameters during runtime.

Engineers working on applications that require multichannel support—like radar
testing, multi-emitter simulation and parallel-lane testing—can benefit from
the new M8192A synchronization module, a 1U AXIe unit.

“In addition to offering the best signal quality available, the M8190A’s new
capabilities give realistic testing a new spin,” said Jürgen Beck, general
manager of Agilent’s Digital Photonic Test Division. “It overcomes traditional
test bottlenecks and increases test efficiency and repeatability. Our
customers can now generate any signals they need for as long as they need
them, and as many signals as they need in the right quality.”

Infinite playtime and the ability to change parameters on the fly are made
possible by software upgrades now included with M8190A shipments. The M8192A
synchronization module can be used on new or existing M8190A AWGs.

U.S. Pricing and Additional information

The M8190A arbitrary waveform generator is available today with an entry price
of $79,000. Additional information is available at
High-resolution images are available at

The M8192A synchronization module is $14,500. Shipments will start in October.

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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