Microwave Journal

Agilent Technologies Displays Breakthrough System Integration and Diagnostics with Synthetic, Modular and Portable Test Products

September 18, 2007
BALTIMORE, AUTOTESTCON 2007, Booths 231 and 333, Sept. 18, 2007 -- Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that it will show its line-up of high-performance synthetic, modular and portable test instruments at AUTOTESTCON. Featured products include the world's first LXI trigger box, Agilent's Acqiris product line of high-speed data converters and digitizers and the Agilent Virtual Rack platform, which is designed to create flexible system frameworks with significantly less effort in integration. "We began shipping Agilent's synthetic instruments in volume just last year; we've launched a new line of portable equipment; and we're demonstrating our commitment to LXI with Class B triggering with our high-performance MXA signal analyzers and MXG signal sources," said Tom Burrell, vice president and general manager of Agilent's Signal Networks Division. "We are committed to delivering test and measurement solutions that meet the intense engineering demands in aerospace and defense." The line-up of 14 demonstrations at AUTOTESTCON includes: * The Agilent Virtual Rack platform: Provides an interactive way for aerospace/defense companies to create flexible system frameworks with radically less effort in the integration, automation, maintenance and evolution of test systems. * The world's first LXI trigger box, the Agilent E5818A: Enables precise synchronization over LAN for LXI Class C and GPIB instruments, elevating their performance to LXI Class B standards. * The Agilent Acqiris DP1400 high-speed PCI digitizers (U1071A): Features a compact design and highly integrated technology for extremely low-power consumption as well as a unique simultaneous multi-buffer acquisition and readout (SAR) mode. * The Agilent Acqiris TC890 Time-to-Digital Converter (U1051A): Ideal for time measurement applications, including laser detection and ranging (LIDAR) for 3-D mapping and navigation, fluorescence lifetime spectrometry, and ion counting in time-of-flight mass spectrometry (TOFMS). * The Agilent EXA spectrum analyzer: The industry's fastest economy-class signal analyzer provides flexible, scalable signal analysis to budget-conscious engineers. * A new portable line of digital multimeters, signal analyzers, cable/antenna testers and radio testers. Agilent will present the following technical papers at AUTOTESTCON: * "Designing for Mission Capability Support: A Case Study in Embedded, Automated, Remote Diagnostics," Sept. 18, 3:15 p.m. - 5 p.m. * "ATML Capabilities Explained," Sept. 19, 8 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. * "Synthetic Instruments Options for Searching for Unknown Spurs," Sept. 19, 8 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. * "Delivering on Obsolescence Protection," Sept. 19, 3:15 p.m. - 5 p.m. * "The Power of LXI Instrumentation: Use Cases and Performance," Sept. 19, 3:15 p.m. - 5 p.m. About LXI and the LXI Consortium LXI is the LAN-based successor to GPIB. The LXI standard goes beyond GPIB to provide additional capabilities that reduce the time it takes to set up, configure and debug test systems. LXI also helps integrators leverage the time and effort already invested in system software and architecture. The standard is managed by the LXI Consortium, a not-for-profit corporation comprised of leading test and measurement companies. The group's goals are to develop, support and promote the LXI standard. LXI's flexible packaging, high-speed I/O, and prolific use of LAN address a broad range of commercial, industrial, aerospace and military applications. Additional information about LXI-compliant products as well as licensing, specifications and consortium membership is available at www.lxistandard.org .