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Agilent Technologies' First 1U LXI Digital Multimeter Provides Best Measurement Speed, Throughput

March 1, 2007
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 1, 2007 -- Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced its first 1U LXI digital multimeter, providing test system integrators with the industry's best measurement speed and throughput of 50,000 readings per second at 4-1/2 digits accuracy. With its reduced 1U size, it is perfect for space-constrained applications such as aerospace/defense depot test. The Agilent L4411A 6-1/2 digit high-performance DMM expands Agilent's industry-leading offering of LXI system products. It offers superior measurement performance and a choice of computer interfaces, including LXI, providing high-performance, easy-to-use and economical I/O. A simple display, including "latest reading" and LAN address, allows the system integrator to quickly integrate and debug the test system. The L4411A features a compatibility mode, requiring little-to-no code change to upgrade a test system with next-generation capabilities. "The Agilent L4411A provides a high-performance digital multimeter in a low-profile package for customers with space-constrained applications," said Scott Sampl, vice president and general manager of Agilent's System Products Division. "This product continues to add to our growing portfolio of LXI products, giving engineers more tools to develop test systems quickly." Dramatic System Performance Whether it is raw reading speed or fast system throughput, the Agilent L4411A sets a new benchmark in performance. Using a new A/D technology, the L4411A achieves an impressive 50,000 readings a second at 4-1/2 digits, and can stream readings to a computer at the same speed. Transactional I/O (single-reading measurement and I/O) is three times faster than other popular modular DMMs, significantly enhancing test throughput. Triggering is fast and precise, with both trigger latency and trigger jitter less than 1 microsecond, while bus query response is less than 500 microseconds. ACV measurements are faster as well, thanks to a digital measurement technique that improves accuracy at high and low frequencies. The Agilent L4411A has an E1412A/34401A Emulation Mode to ensure the easiest upgrade possible, virtually eliminating costly software and documentation changes. Agilent's I/O Library Suite ships with the L4411A to help users quickly establish an error-free connection between the PC and the instrument. It provides robust instrument control and works with the software development environment chosen. As an LXI Class C-compliant instrument, the L4411A has a built-in graphical Web interface that allows the user to interactively control the DMM without the hassle of programming -- great for quick system debugging. U.S. Pricing and Availability The Agilent L4411A is priced starting at $2,195 and is available now. Customers may order online at www.agilent.com/find/OnlineStore.

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