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Agilent Introduces Z-Series Oscilloscopes

Agilent Technologies introduced its Infiniium Z-Series oscilloscopes, which can be synchronized to measure up to 40 channels simultaneously with a maximum 63-GHz real-time oscilloscope bandwidth (on up to 10 oscilloscopes).

The Z-Series includes 10 models ranging from 20 to 63 GHz, all of which are bandwidth-upgradable to 63 GHz. The Z-Series also features faster processing and a next-generation user interface.

“The Z-Series further solidifies Agilent’s leadership in the high-end oscilloscope market,” said Jay Alexander, vice president and general manager of Agilent’s Oscilloscope and Protocol Division. “With its processing power and new user interface, the new series helps engineers bring products using emerging technologies to market significantly faster. Several Z-Series oscilloscopes have already been deployed around the world and are now the go-to instrument in those laboratories.”

The Z-Series leverages technologies used in the 90000 Q-Series oscilloscopes. They include RealEdge technology, which comprises a combination of Agilent-proprietary architectures, next-generation microcircuits/thin-film components, and advanced application of Agilent’s indium phosphide semiconductor process. RealEdge enables high-frequency capability while maintaining low noise and jitter measurement floors (75 fs).

The new oscilloscopes allow engineers to take advantage of Agilent Infiniium oscilloscopes’ hardware and software advancements, including: the ability to join multiple Z-Series oscilloscopes together using Agilent’s software to form a system of 40 channels or more (N8822A); compatibility with more than 40 measurement-specific applications, including jitter, triggering and measurement software, analysis tools and full-compliance certification test suites; and N2807A PrecisionProbe Advanced software that helps engineers characterize and correct for cables to the full 63 GHz.

Customers who have previously purchased the 90000 Q-Series can upgrade their units to Z-Series performance by ordering the N2105A and N2109A upgrade kits.

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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