SANTA CLARA, Calif., and CLACTON ON SEA, U.K., March 19, 2007 -- Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) and Pickering Interfaces Ltd. today introduced a wired trigger bus (WTB) adaptor, 60-990, that allows Agilent 6000 and 8000 Series mixed signal oscilloscopes (MSOs) to show the logical state and analog representations of all eight LXI WTB channels on a single display. This is the only adaptor on the market able to do this. The LXI WTB provides a simple and elegant method of exchanging trigger signals between LXI devices that use the WTB. It replaces ad hoc trigger systems commonly seen in GPIB-based automated test systems where instruments can exchange proprietary triggers between devices using coaxial cables and other digital I/O connections. The LXI WTB provides a way of exchanging these trigger signals with a standardized interface that eliminates the makeshift wiring, signal routing, switching and level buffering over distances exceeding 10 m with low latency and high speed. "This is a great example of how companies are collaborating to provide the best experience for users of the new LXI standard," said Scott Sampl, vice president and general manager of Agilent's System Products Division. "This adaptor is one more tool that will help engineers develop test systems quickly." "Our 60-981 and 60-990 adaptors are valuable debugging tools for LXI test systems that support the WTB system," said David Owen, business development manager for Pickering Interfaces. "They make it easy for integrators and users to see what is happening on all the WTB channels simultaneously using a simple interface that exploits the powerful digital features of the Agilent 6000 and 8000 Series MSOs." Further Information Pickering Interfaces' new 60-990 adaptor connects directly to an Agilent MSO 40-pin connector via an Agilent lead and to the LXI WTB via standard WTB cable assemblies. The Agilent MSO provides the power for the 60-990 adaptor. Using the digital channel input for the MSO oscilloscope, the logical state of all eight LXI WTB channels can be simultaneously displayed. Using a Pickering Interfaces 60-981 WTB probe, the analog waveforms of a LXI WTB channel can be simultaneously displayed. Agilent 6000 and 8000 Series MSOs measure a combination of signal types and speeds with two or four analog channels and 16 logic channels that are tightly integrated. More information about the Agilent 6000 and 8000 Series oscilloscopes is available at More information about the Pickering Interfaces 60-990 and 981 adaptors is available at Images are available at and About Pickering Interfaces Pickering Interfaces is a market innovator in signal switching and conditioning for a broad range of applications and architectures, with the largest range of switching cards in the industry for PXI, LXI, PCI, VXI and GPIB applications. Pickering Interfaces has provided solutions to both commercial and military applications. In addition, Pickering's range of instrumentation provides innovative test solutions to users and integrators of modular test systems. Pickering Interfaces operate globally with direct operations in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Sweden, France, Czech Republic, and engineering support in China, together with additional representation in countries throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. About Agilent Technologies Agilent Technologies (NYSE: A) is the world's premier measurement company and a technology leader in communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis. The company's 19,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenue of $5.0 billion in fiscal 2006. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at