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Agilent Technologies Inc. introduced a new range of integrated curriculum-based solution kits for educators teaching engineering and electronics classes. Each cost-effective solution has carefully designed undergraduate engineering courseware, an ideal mix of teaching slide sets, problem-based student labs and industry-standard measurement equipment.
"We introduce this range of curriculum-based solution kits to help educators get the best out of their equipment and time, enhancing their teaching curriculum," said Mike Kawasaki, manager of Agilent's Education Program. "With rising costs and increased demand on educators' time, Agilent's cost-effective integrated solution kits address those needs without any compromise to performance or quality."
• The Agilent Multi-purpose Lab Station (MPLS) is a complete curriculum-based solution targeted at those learning and teaching basic electronics and instrumentation. Included are key instruments, such as an oscilloscope, a function generator, a power supply and a multimeter, and a training kit that contains exercises and pre-written labs to help students understand the fundamentals of these systems. Whether for a basic electronics lab, a control system and instrumentation lab, or a signal analysis lab, the MPLS can be effectively used for conducting experiments and developing customized test systems. Its software capabilities also enable post-processing and analysis of the measured data. More information about the Agilent Multi-Purpose Lab Station is available at www.agilent.com/find/mpls. The basic lab package is available for order worldwide. Pricing starts at $2,950.
• Aimed at educators teaching RF communication classes, the Agilent RF Kit is a complete curriculum-based solution kit that comes complete with a set of equipment, transmit/receive training kit and teaching tools. This integrated solution kit will aid students' learning with the use of RF circuit design concepts, and RF design tools for simulation and building of RF circuits, as well as enable them to understand the basics of communication technologies. Additional information about the Agilent RF Kit is available at www.agilent.com/find/rfkit. The RF Kit is available for shipment worldwide now. Pricing starts at $14,200.
• Well-suited for educators and students to simulate and analyze communication signals, the Agilent Digital IQ Modulation Lab Station enables users to capture and view I/Q signals in time domain, and analyze and demodulate baseband and RF signals. The kit has software for automatic configuration and generation of signals. Its versatility and ease of use allows for easy generation, accurate measurement and complete analysis of today's complex digitally modulated formats, helping students understand, learn and develop practical experience in Agilent hardware and software that are widely used by the communications industry today. Information on the Agilent Digital IQ Modulation Lab Station is available at www.agilent.com/find/iqmod. Prices start at $7,990. The kit is available for order worldwide.
• The Digital Systems Training Kit is designed to help students better understand key concepts in Digital Systems classrooms such as the fundamentals of digital logic, digital building block designs and digital system design methodology. Using Agilent's high-performance oscilloscope, Altera's FPGA Development and Education Board, and customized DreamCatcher teaching material consisting of hands-on lab experiments and assignments, the Digital Systems Training Kit promotes better teacher-student interaction. Additional information about the Agilent Digital Systems Training Kit is available at www.agilent.com/find/digitalsystems. Pricing starts at $7,100. This kit is ready for order worldwide now.
For a complete listing of Agilent products for educational labs, visit Agilent's one-stop resource for engineering educators, researchers and students: Educator's Corner at www.agilent.com/find/edu. Educator's Corner also has a wide selection of comprehensive tools to help enhance higher education curriculum and research capabilities, such as pre-written lab sheets, lecture assistance, reference materials, student resources, product demos/ videos, product information, education promotions and discounts.