Press Release Summary:
Series 54640 mixed-signal oscilloscopes offer maximum 2 GSa/s sampling rates and 8 MB deep memory. 2+16 channel models 54641D (350 MHz) and 54642D (500 MHz) allow users to view 2 analog signals aligned with up to 16 digital signals simultaneously. Two-channel models include: 54641A (350 MHz) and 54642A (500 MHz). Display system provides ability to map deep memory into 32 levels of gray scale at up to 25 million vectors/sec.
Original Press Release:
Agilent Technologies' New Mid-Range Oscilloscopes Allow Users to View up to 18 Signals Simultaneously
Mixed-Signal Oscilloscopes Feature two Analog and 16 Digital Channels; Available at 350- and 500-MHz Bandwidth Range
PALO ALTO, Calif., April 1, 2002 -- Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced four new 350 to 500MHz mixed-signal oscilloscopes (MSO) for debugging complex designs with both analog and digital content. Two of the Agilent 54640 series MSOs offer two analog channels and 16 integrated digital channels, maximum two GSa/s sampling rates and 8 MB deep memory in units priced at less than $10,500.
"As the complexity of designs increase, so does the need for higher bandwidth mixed-signal oscilloscopes that can handle increasing edge and clock speeds and more than four channels," said Jay Alexander, R&D section manager for Agilent oscilloscopes. "Our 350 MHz and 500 MHz MSOs feature seamless cross-triggering, responsive deep memory and high-definition displays that enable design engineers to quickly analyze and debug complex designs."
The 2+16 MSO models (350 MHz Agilent 54641D and 500 MHz Agilent 54642D) combine the detailed signal analysis of a scope with the multichannel timing measurements of a logic analyzer. Users can view two analog alligned with up to 16 digital signals simultaneously.
The two-channel models (350 MHz Agilent 54641A and 500 MHz Agilent 54642A) are available for value-minded designers with low channel requirements.
MegaZoom Deep Memory
Agilent's proprietary deep-memory MegaZoom technology, with acquisition memory depths of up to 8 MB per channel and sampling rates up to 2 GS/s, provide deep capture without the sluggish response associated with many deep-memory scopes.
High-Definition Display System
The high-definition display reveals subtle details that most scopes don't show. The display system provides unsurpassed horizontal screen resolution and the ability to map deep memory into 32 levels of gray scale at up to 25 million vectors per second. Design engineers can then use Agilent MegaZoom technology to quickly zoom in for analysis with instant response and optimum resolution.
The 54640 series oscilloscopes have powerful triggering capabilities that allow for easier analysis of complex signals and conditions common to mixed analog and digital designs. Triggering features include edge, pulse width, pattern, sequence and TV. Serial triggering is also included standard, including CAN (Controller Area Network), USB (Universal Serial Bus), I2C (Inter-Integrated Circuit), and SPI (Serial Protocol Interface).
U.S. Pricing and Availability
The four Agilent 54640 series models are available at the following prices:
Model Bandwidth Sample Rate Channels Price
54641A 350 MHz 2 GSa/s max 2 $5,495
54641D 350 MHz 2 GSa/s max 2+16 $7,995
54642A 500 MHz 2 GSa/s max 2 $7,495
54642D 500 MHz 2 GSa/s max 2+16 $10,495
About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is a global technology leader in communications, electronics and life sciences. The company's 39,000 employees serve customers in more than 120 countries. Agilent had net revenue of $8.4 billion in fiscal year 2001. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at www.agilent.com.