Agilent Technologies' Handheld Digital Multimeters Named to EDN's 2006 List of Hot Products

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 23, 2007 -- Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that its U1250A Series handheld digital multimeters have been named to EDN magazine's list of The Hot 100 Products of 2006. This list recognizes the most innovative and significant new products built by and for electronics engineers in 2006.

According to the EDN Web site, "Our editors mercilessly cull the herd of new-product announcements they see during the year, resulting in this distillation of the most innovative and significant offerings." The complete list of products is available at

"Agilent is honored to receive this prestigious recognition from EDN," said Ee Huei Sin, vice president and general manager of Agilent's Basic Instruments Division. "We view this as an acknowledgment of our commitment to provide engineers with affordable test-and-measurement solutions that deliver uncompromising measurement integrity."

Designed for cost-sensitive engineers and technicians on the go, the U1250A Series includes two models that provide 4 1/2-digit resolution with plus or minus 50,000 counts full-scale on a dual display. Basic error limits are as low as 0.025 percent, enabling simultaneous, accurate measurements and providing the flexibility to perform both quick validation or tolerance checks and marginal-failure troubleshooting.

In addition to the basic measurement functions, the models come with capabilities such as automated data-logging with the optional PC interface cable, 20 MHz frequency counter, and programmable square-wave generator and temperature measurement. Enclosed in a robust package with shock-absorbing over-mold, both models are Category III 1000V-rated and operate over a temperature range of -20 degrees to 55 degrees Celsius.

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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

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