High-Speed PCIe® Digitizer is designed for OEM applications.

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With on-board FPGA and high speed PCIe bus, 4-lane Agilent U1084A Acqiris provides data throughput at up to 650 MB/sec. Dual-channel, 8-bit PCIe digitizer card offers 4 GS/sec sampling rates, 1.5 GHz bandwidth, and incorporates 15 psec trigger time interpolator for accurate timing measurement. On-the-fly signal averaging process reduces random noise effects, and improves signal to noise ratio, while noise suppression algorithm reduces synchronous noise.

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Agilent Technologies Introduces High-Speed PCIe® Digitizer with Real-Time Data Processing for OEM Applications

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 4, 2009 -- Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced its new PCI Express® (PCIe) high-speed data acquisition card with on-board field programmable gate array (FPGA) for real-time data processing. This new platform provides higher sampling rates, faster measurement throughput and even more flexibility to OEMs and many test and measurement engineers, while maintaining precision and cost effectiveness.

The Agilent U1084A Acqiris high-speed data converter leverages the performance of Agilent's leading-edge technology and know-how to meet the most demanding requirements. The product's PCIe form factor and flexible architecture are ideal for use in medical imaging, scientific instrumentation, non-destructive testing (NDT) and even the validation of mixed-signal semiconductors in automated test equipment. The extreme performance of the digitizer is also suited to advanced research in to high-energy physics, nuclear physics and astrophysics.

The U1084A is a dual-channel, 8-bit PCIe digitizer card with up to 4 GS/s sampling rates, 1.5 GHz bandwidth and incorporates a 15 ps trigger time interpolator (TTI) for accurate timing measurement. Real-time signal processing, provided by the on-board FPGA is defined by the chosen processing firmware.

Firmware options allow the data converter card to perform specific post-processing tasks, and are easily uploaded into the FPGA under program control. They also redefine the way data acquisition can be performed, making the data converter platforms extremely flexible and easy to reconfigure. The first firmware to be made available for the U1084A is an on-the-fly signal averaging process that can be used to reduce random noise effects, improving the signal to noise ratio, as well as increasing resolution and dynamic range. This averaging firmware also includes a noise suppression algorithm that can be used to reduce synchronous noise.

The combination of on-board processing and the high speed PCIe bus maximizes data and measurement throughput. A 4-lane PCIe card, the U1084A digitizer provides data throughput at up to 650 MB/s.

Software drivers for Windows® and Linux enable the U1084A data converter to be easily integrated and designed into existing measurement systems as well as exchanged, replaced or upgraded to other high-speed Acqiris-based data converters.

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Agilent offers a market-leading breadth of analog-to-digital converter products and systems, which includes cPCI, LXI, PCI, PCIe, PXI, USB, VXI, VME and OEM digitizers from 250 KS/s to 8 GS/s sample rate, resolution from 8 bits to 16 bits, and input voltages from 50 mV to 250 V. Agilent also offers time-to-digital converters with precision to 5 picoseconds, and arbitrary waveform generators with up to 15-bit resolution at 1.2 GS/s performance.

More information about Agilent's line of converters is available at www.agilent.com/find/digitizers and arbitrary waveform generators at www.agilent.com/find/awg.


The Agilent U1084A High-Speed PCIe Digitizer with on-board signal processing is available now.

More information about this product is available at www.agilent.com/find/u1084a.

About Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies Inc. (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 revenues of $5.8 billion in fiscal 2008. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at www.agilent.com.

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