Agilent Technologies Inc. expanded its test and measurement portfolio into the modular domain with the introduction of 46 new PXI and AXIe products.

The new products bring Agilent’s measurement expertise -- including advanced measurement software and high-performance hardware -- to the modular form factor. These products also will enable new capabilities that were not previously available across analog, digital, RF, microwave and lightwave test technologies.

"Agilent is committed to provide exceptional test solutions in the platform that customers prefer -- whether a benchtop, handheld or modular format," said Ron Nersesian, President of Agilent’s Electronic Measurement Group. "Rarely is a single hardware or software solution the right answer for every test scenario. Now whether they’re involved in sophisticated research, development, design or manufacturing, system developers will be able to achieve new levels of speed, performance and flexibility with our PXI and AXIe products."

Agilent’s lineup of 46 PXI and AXIe products includes digitizers, arbitrary waveform generators, digitizing oscilloscopes, digital multimeters (DMM) and a range of switches. The modules include IVI-C, IVI-COM and LabVIEW(G) software drivers and enhanced input/output (I/O) libraries. All drivers are optimized for testing applications that require high performance, high speed and high throughput.

"Agilent is introducing a very impressive set of PXI and AXIe products and capabilities that provide an expanded range of options and potential for electronic test customers,” said Galen Wampler, Industry Analyst at Prime Data. "Plus, their openness to work with other companies for the customer’s benefit really makes them not only an all encompassing test company but a true test consultant."