New instrument provides most popular PXI DMM measurement features at affordable price

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 13, 2011 – Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced the M9181A digital multimeter to complement its growing family of PXI DMMs. This new 6½ digit PXI DMM offers basic measurement features, without compromising resolution and reliability, at a competitive price point. With the M9181A, test engineers in aerospace/defense, electronic manufacturing, and automotive industries now have an economical PXI DMM alternative.

The M9181A 6½ digit PXI DMM measures common parameters such as DCV, DCI, ACV, ACI, and two- and four-wire resistance. The DMM offers 90-parts-per-million basic DCV and 800-parts-per-million basic ACV one-year accuracies and inputs up to 200 volts.

The M9181A DMM is compatible with PXI, PXI Hybrid and CompactPCI® instrument mainframes, including Agilent’s PXI chassis & accessories.

“The M9181A PXI DMM is a complementary member to our high-speed family of PXI DMMs providing a lower cost solution for basic measurements,” said Gary Whitman, vice president and general manager of Agilent’s System Products Division. “Like our market-leading family of bench and system DMMs, this new PXI DMM delivers trustworthy results that today’s test industry demands.”

Each PXI DMM ships with a full suite of software to enable easy system integration regardless of what software environment end-users have on their PCs. An intuitive software front panel enables DMM setup, measurement and system troubleshooting without programming. The DMMs include IVI-COM, IVI-C and LabVIEW G-drivers that are compatible with C++, Visual Basic, LabVIEW, and many other PC software environments.

U.S. Pricing and Availability
Pricing for the Agilent M9181A 6½ digit, basic features DMM starts at $995. The instrument can be ordered now, with shipments beginning in October.

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Agilent offers a complete lineup of PXI and AXIe products, including digitizers, arbitrary waveform generators, digitizing oscilloscopes, digital multimeters and a range of switches.

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