Agilent Technologies Introduces High-Definition Oscilloscopes
with Highest Bandwidth and Deepest Memory in Their Class
New Oscilloscopes Support Industry’s Most Sensitive Current Probes
The Agilent Infiniium 9000 H-Series oscilloscopes
January 7, 2013
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 7, 2013 – Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced
Infiniium 9000 H-Series high-definition oscilloscopes.
The four new models come in bandwidths of 250 MHz, 500 MHz, 1 GHz and 2 GHz. They offer up to 12-bit
vertical resolution, which represents 16 times the quantization levels of traditional oscilloscopes with 8 bits of resolution.
These scopes also include the industry’s deepest standard memory (up to 100 Mpts per channel).
When engineers view small signals, noise is often the biggest impediment to getting an accurate measurement.
The 9000 H-Series uses a combination of hypersampling and linear noise-reduction technology to provide noise levels three times
lower than traditional 8-bit oscilloscopes. This reduced noise enables users to view and resolve small signals that 8-bit
oscilloscopes simply cannot measure.
As probing systems also induce measurement noise, Agilent has developed a new series of low-noise probes specifically designed
to allow engineers to view and analyze small-current signals. The new N2820A and N2821A AC/DC current probes offer the industry’s
highest sensitivity, going all the way down to 50 uA, with a maximum current range of 5 A. These probes work in cooperation with
the new oscilloscopes to offer the industry’s most sensitive current measurements. The higher sensitivity is especially useful for
measuring current consumption of battery-powered mobile devices or integrated circuits.
The proliferation of mobile devices and “green” products has created a growing need to make low-power, high-dynamic-range
measurements. As products get smarter and more feature rich, all components need to be more energy efficient.
The 9000 H-Series oscilloscope with the N2820A and N2821A current probes are specially engineered to make high-dynamic-range,
high-sensitivity measurements to meet today’s challenging current measurement needs.
The N2820A current probe interface uses a make-before-break connector, offering easy and reliable connecting and disconnecting
without interrupting the circuit under test across multiple locations on the target board.
“Customers who work with power-consumption measurements now have a comprehensive solution to make accurate current-consumption
measurements at an affordable cost,” said Jay Alexander, vice president and general manager of Agilent’s Oscilloscope Products
Division. “The 9000 H-Series oscilloscope and N2820A and N2821A current probes combine low noise and high sensitivity to give
engineers the high-accuracy measurements they need for creating energy-efficient products.”
The Agilent 9000 H-Series provides standard memory of up to 100 million points per channel, making it the deepest standard memory
in the industry. This memory depth can be upgraded to 500 million points per channel to acquire longer windows of time while
retaining fast sample rates.
The Agilent Infiniium 9000 H-Series oscilloscopes are available now.
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