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Agilent Introduces Two Portable Oscilloscope Families

Agilent Technologies introduced  two new high-performance portable oscilloscope series deploying next-generation oscilloscope technology: the Infiniium S-Series and InfiniiVision 6000 X-Series.

Compared with traditional scopes with 8-bit ADCs, the S-Series has four times the vertical resolution for precise viewing of signal detail, the company says. Coupled with a new low-noise front end, the S-Series delivers an ENOB (effective number of bits) for the system of more than eight. The series includes bandwidths from 500 MHz to 8 GHz with four-channel DSO models and 16-digital-channel MSO models. Standard memory is 50 Mpts per channel or 100 Mpts per channel when interleaved.

Fast boot-up time and increased reliability is made possible with a solid-state drive. It also has a 15-in. (38.1-cm) multi-touch capacitive display, and Agilent provides options for integrating MATLAB capabilities directly into the oscilloscopes.

The InfiniiVision 6000 X-Series offers 6 GHz bandwidth. The new lineup includes 2- and 4-channel DSO models and MSO models with 16 digital channels and with bandwidths from 1 GHz to 6 GHz at 20-GS/s sample rate. Its weight of 6.8 kg (15 lbs.) and depth of 15 cm (6 in.) are one-third of similar bandwidth products on the market today, the company says.

“Customers working on higher-speed digital designs and RF embedded designs can choose between these two new oscilloscope platforms, depending on their needs and budget,” said Jay Alexander, vice president and general manager of Agilent’s Oscilloscope and Protocol Division. “Both series offer excellent signal integrity, signal visualization and analysis capability, and significant usability innovation to help engineers overcome their debugging challenges.”

Agilent also released the new InfiniiMax III+ probing solutions, including 4-GHz, 8-GHz and 13-GHz differential active probes and new QuickTip accessories for InfiniiMax probes. The InfiniiMax III+ probes work with the full array of InfiniiMax III probe heads, including a wide range of solder-in probe heads, a browser head, ZIF (zero insertion force) tips, 2.92-mm/3.5-mm/SMA heads and the new QuickTip head.

For more information, visit Agilent Technologies.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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