Agilent Technologies Announces Installation of Universal Measure Machine at Twente University Department of Electrical Engineering

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced the installation of an Infiniium Z-Series oscilloscope, a universal measurement machine, at the University of Twente, the Netherlands, a leading institute for electronic engineering in Enschede.

With the emergence of technologies pushing hundreds of Gb/s, an oscilloscope, such as the Infiniium Z-Series with its high bandwidth, low noise and fast processing capabilities, is a critical test instrument to have in an electronic engineering lab. The Infiniium oscilloscope features 20 GHz of real-time oscilloscope bandwidth (upgradable to 63 GHz) and the industry's lowest noise and jitter measurement floors.

Application engineer Henk de Vries, a member of the institute's Electrical Engineering department and part of the faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science, along with professor Bram Nauta Ph.D in electrical engineering and university's chair for the IC Design group, selected the Agilent Infiniium DSAZ204A because of its exceptionally high bandwidth and fast analysis through advanced hardware acceleration.

The IC Design group's education and research program focuses on the design of integrated circuits for CMOS transceivers. In the group's circuit and system lab, measurements and tests are performed electronically over a wide frequency range.

"Agilent offers a wide selection of industry-leading instruments and educational software in RF, and we are pleased to work with them in this high-demand arena," said de Vries. "Agilent equipment enables us to measure and analyze at the level required to keep our educational program at the forefront of technology advances."

"Also, our students feel comfortable using Agilent's test equipment, so they don't need a lot to time to become familiar with measurement setups," he added.

"We highly value our relationship with Twente," said Jay Alexander, Keysight Technologies chief technology officer and previously vice president and general manager of Agilent's Oscilloscope and Protocol Division. "It is exciting to see the breakthrough work that these departments are involved in, and we are pleased to be an active part of this lab."

About the University of Twente IC Design Program

The program conducts extensive research on the development of flexible wireless communication circuits that are integrated on a single chip and can function over a wide band of frequencies and cover many standards. The aim is to do as much as possible in the digital domain to provide a high degree of flexibility. However, the analog and RF parts of the system are subject to extreme demands in linearity, noise and timing errors. All this will hopefully serve to create the building blocks for a lower cost, more flexible wireless communication systems required for future smartphones and the ever expanding "Internet of Things."

About Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world's premier measurement company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, diagnostics, electronics and communications. The company's 20,600 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had revenues of $6.8 billion in fiscal 2013. Information about Agilent is available at

On Sept. 19, 2013, Agilent announced plans to separate into two publicly traded companies through a tax-free spinoff of its electronic measurement business. The new company is named Keysight Technologies, Inc. The separation is expected to be completed in early November 2014.


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