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Agilent introduces lower-priced, yet powerful oscilloscopes

May 31, 2012
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Agilent Technologies Inc. introduced the 1000B Series oscilloscopes. The four new two-channel models, with bandwidths from 50 MHz to 150 MHz, offer powerful capabilities at an attractive price for engineers, technicians and educators.

“Customers have told us they love our oscilloscopes, but sometimes they are beyond their budgets,” said Jay Alexander, vice president and general manager of Agilent’s Oscilloscope Products Division. “That is why we are so excited about our new 1000B family. We are delivering advanced scope features at a starting price 30 percent lower than we’ve ever offered before.”

The 1000B Series oscilloscopes offer features not normally found on oscilloscopes in this class:

Powerful signal capture and display: All models in the 1000B Series are equipped with a sharp color LCD display that is easy to read even from wide angles. With up to 16 kpts of memory per channel, the 1000B Series provides up to six times more memory than other scopes in its class. In addition, its 1-GS/s sample rate provides excellent signal detail.

Advanced measurement capability: All 1000B Series oscilloscopes can display 23 automatic measurements, including those made with a built-in frequency counter. The 1000B Series comes standard with go/no-go mask testing capability, which allows even inexperienced oscilloscope users to perform precise parametric tests. These scopes also offer advanced capabilities like sequence mode. Sequence mode allows users to record and replay up to 1,000 occurrences of a trigger for easy identification of glitches and other anomalies.

Accelerated productivity: The user interface and front-panel labels on the 1000B Series are available in 11 languages to support worldwide teams. USB connections make it easy to share and document measurement results. A free educator kit helps teachers and professors teach essential oscilloscope skills.

The 1000B Series is ideal for educational institutions that have tight budgets but want to teach their students on real-world equipment. Engineers, technicians and hobbyists with limited budgets also will be able to take advantage of the value offered by the1000B Series.

Additional information about Agilent’s new 1000B Series oscilloscopes is available at Product images are available at

Agilent’s complete portfolio of oscilloscopes is available in a variety of form factors, from 20 MHz to 90 GHz, offering industry-leading specifications and powerful applications.

U.S. Pricing and Availability

Available now, Agilent 1000B oscilloscopes start at $790. 


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