Agilent Technologies Inc. announced the addition of two new oscilloscopes to its portfolio of handheld instruments. The 100 MHz U1610A and 200 MHz U1620A – the first handheld units to include a color VGA display – will be available for ordering on February 1.

With up to three viewing modes (indoor, outdoor and night vision), these instruments enable engineers to view signal waveforms by zooming in to capture glitches under all lighting conditions. The outdoor viewing mode, coupled with the 5.7-inch transflective display on these oscilloscopes, makes it possible to read waveforms even in bright sunlight.

Key measurement capabilities include a sampling rate of 1 or 2 GSa/sec and two safety-isolated input channels. Analysis capabilities include deep memory, 1,000-times zooming, and dual zoom windows for overview and detailed displays.

“The unique capabilities of these new handheld oscilloscopes bring greater confidence in analyzing and viewing signal under many types of lighting conditions in a variety of industrial and electronics applications,” said Ee Huei Sin, Vice President and General Manager of Agilent’s Basic Instrument Division. “We are committed to create and deliver dependable, innovative tools that provide a wealth of features yet consistently remaining easy to use.”