Agilent Technologies' Expanded USB-Based DAQ Family Features More Standalone, Modular Solutions that Enable Scalable Systems

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced new products to its USB-based data acquisition (DAQ) family of standalone, modular solutions, enabling customers to create more flexible, scalable systems.

The Agilent DAQ family's standalone, modular capability accompanies a wide range of multifunction DAQ and digital input-output devices, providing a convenient expansion of up to 384 channels when used with the Agilent U2781A modular chassis. With the capability to hold different function modules, the chassis helps users achieve synchronization across devices and applications.

Whatever the configuration, each DAQ device offers quick, easy setup with USB and its bundled software, allowing users to begin performing measurements in no time. With the included IVI-driver, users can also choose to automate measurement and control with Agilent VEE or any other popular application development environments.

The Agilent USB DAQ family:

The Agilent U2500A Series simultaneous-sampling multifunction DAQ devices cater to phase-sensitive applications.
The Agilent U2300A Series multifunction DAQ devices offer high sampling rates up to 3 MSa/s per channel for electro-mechanical applications that require electrical and physical measurements.
Agilent's U2100A and U2600A Series isolated digital input-output devices are optimized to work with various sensors and actuators for seamless machine control and automation.
The Agilent U2781A six-slot modular instrument chassis provides channel expansion for the U2300A, U2500A and U2600A Series modules.
Agilent's U2802A thermocouple input device works with the U2355A/U2356A DAQ models for temperature measurements.

"In almost every industry, demand is rising for solutions that are scalable to expanding systems and evolving needs," said Ee Huei Sin, vice president and general manager of Agilent's Basic Instruments Division. "Our USB DAQ devices provide not only the flexibility that today's industry demands, but also solutions that are simple, affordable and easily integrated."

Further Information

Agilent's U2300A Series provides a high sampling rate and high analog input up to 64 channels. Each U2500A Series device has a dedicated ADC that eliminates transmission delays, enabling precise acquisition of phase information.

The 64-input U2600A Series and 32-input U2100A Series devices provide high input/output voltage up to 35 V, with an isolation voltage of up to 1,500 Vrms. The U2802A thermocouple input device operates with a U2355A or U2356A DAQ device for voltage or temperature measurements up to 10 V. The U2781A chassis provides simultaneous and star trigger bus synchronization for the modules that have been slotted into it.

The bundled Agilent Modular Instruments Measurement Manager software allows easy out-of-box configuration, acquisition and generation of simple function or arbitrary waveforms. In addition to Agilent VEE, the DAQ devices are compatible with LabVIEW and Microsoft(r) Visual Studio(r).

Pricing and Availability

Agilent USB DAQ devices are available worldwide on Nov. 13, 2007, except in the Americas where they will be available on Jan. 28, 2008. Pricing is as follows:

U2300A starts at $1,033;
U2500A starts at $1,500;
U2600A starts at $420;
U2100A starts at $403;
U2781A starts at $1,180; and
U2802A starts at $1100.
Customers can order online at

More information about Agilent USB DAQ devices is available at High-resolution images can be downloaded from The latest DAQ-Agilent VEE Express promotion is available at

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

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