By DE Editors
Agilent Technologies announced a next-generation user interface for its Infiniium real-time oscilloscopes. It is the company’s first oscilloscope user interface to take advantage of new display technologies and significantly enhance the user experience by offering faster documentation, personalized viewing and improved usability, Agilent says.
The new interface can be used on oscilloscope mainframes as well as offline on a PC with Agilent’s N8900A Infiniium offline analysis software. According to the company, Infiniium offline software resolves the oscilloscope-processing bottleneck by allowing engineers to view, analyze, share and document their results somewhere other than where they perform the tests, or at a different time.
To enable engineers to create better documentation faster, the new user interface displays bookmarks and composite files "documentation features previously unavailable in oscilloscope user interfaces. Because Infiniium offline software makes it possible to run the new user interface on a PC, engineers can share information with design partners, vendors and customers using USB flash drives, e-mail or Web conferencing.
“I was one of the engineers who helped design the original Infiniium user interface, so I can attest that our focus on usability has been there from the beginning,” said Jay Alexander, vice president and general manager of Agilent’s Oscilloscope and Protocol Division. “As with that first design, our next-generation user interface reflects extensive customer feedback and usability testing. It greatly complements our industry-leading hardware technology so that engineers can solve their design problems faster.”
In addition, the N8900 Infiniium offline analysis application supports protocol decode for I2C; SPI; RS-232; RS-422; RS-485; UART; JTAG; CAN; CAN symbolic; LIN; FlexRay; USB; PCIe(r) gen 1, 2 and 3; MIPI D-PHY and M-PHY; DigRF; 8B/10B; SATA/SAS; HDMI; DDR1, 2, 3 and 4; LPDDR 1, 2 and 3; and 64B/66B Ethernet for faster debugging of designs that include serial buses.
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.