Agilent Technologies Introduces Tektronix-to-Agilent Probe Adapter, Expands Oscilloscope Value


Engineers Save Money Using Adapter with Probes They Already Own

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced a Tektronix-to-Agilent probe adapter. The N2744A T2A adapter enables engineers to connect Tektronix TekProbe-BNC Level 2 probes to Agilent's Infiniium and InfiniiVision oscilloscopes.

Based on customer feedback, Agilent provided a solution to meet customer needs outside of its traditional product offering. The adapter provides the necessary probe power, calibration and offset control to the Tektronix probes. Engineers who already own Tektronix active probes can use Agilent oscilloscopes without having to purchase new probes.

In addition to the probe adapter, Agilent is expanding its offering of oscilloscope probes and accessories with the following new products:

  • The Agilent N2795A 1-GHz and N2796A 2-GHz single-ended active probes feature 1-Mohm input impedance and 1-pF input capacitance for low signal loading. The probes' built-in headlight helps engineers view small components on their circuits under test. These probes are directly powered by the oscilloscope's AutoProbe interface and require no external power supply.

  • The Agilent N2887A 36-channel Pro and N2888A 18-channel half-channel InfiniiMax soft touch probe heads connect Agilent soft-touch connectorless probes to the input connectors of the Agilent InfiniiMax I and II Series probe amplifiers. The probe heads enable engineers to probe high-density signals with up to 4 GHz of bandwidth. The probes also allow engineers to make the multichannel measurements commonly required in DDR memory testing and in other high-speed applications where space is tight.

  • The Agilent N2893A is a 100-MHz, 15-A AC/DC current probe with AutoProbe interface for InfiniiVision and Infiniium oscilloscopes. The new current probe features auto degauss (demagnetization) and auto calibration to remove residual magnetism and unwanted DC offset in the probe. This feature helps engineers make more accurate low-level DC current measurements. The N2893A current probe also excels in accurately capturing transient or steady-state currents, a must for testing and debugging today's power electronic devices.

    U.S. Pricing and Availability

    The Agilent N2795A and N2796A active probes; the N2744A T2A probe interface adapter; the N2887A and N2888A InfiniiMax soft-touch probe heads; and the N2893A current probe are available today. Information about Agilent's new probes and adapters is available at www.agilent.com/find/probes. A photograph of the new probes and adapters is available at www.agilent.com/find/Oct6probes_images.

    About Agilent Technologies

    Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world's premier measurement company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, electronics and communications. The company's 18,500 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $4.5 billion in fiscal 2009. Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com.

    Further technology, corporate citizenship and executive news is available on the Agilent news site at www.agilent.com/go/news.

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