Oscilloscopes offer deep-memory options up to 128 Mpts.

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Featuring bandwidths from 600 MHz to 1 GHz, Infiniium 54830 Series digital storage and mixed-signal oscilloscopes are available with MegaZoom deep-memory technology, which enables fast waveform capture of complex signals and instant response. Segmented memory acquisition mode allows engineers analyzing communications or radar signals bursting in nature to capture and store only periods of activity. User interface is based on open Microsoft® Windows XP® Pro OS.



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Agilent Technologies Now Offers Industry's Deepest-Memory Oscilloscopes



Unprecedented Memory Technology with New Options up to 128 Mpts Enables Capture of Complex Signals Previously Out of Reach

PALO ALTO, Calif., July 19, 2004 -- Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced new memory options for its Infiniium 54830 Series of digital storage and mixed-signal oscilloscopes, making them the deepest-memory oscilloscopes in the industry. The new options incorporate Agilent's patented MegaZoom deep-memory technology with depths up to 128 Mpts to enable fast waveform capture of complex signals, instant response and superior ease of use. The options enable advanced measurement performance previously out of reach, helping R&D engineers speed the development of new products within the computer, communications and defense industries.

"The addition of the deepest memory oscilloscopes in the industry further enhances Agilent's Infiniium family of mixed-signal and digital storage oscilloscopes," said Ron Nersesian, vice president of Agilent's Design Validation Unit. "The deep-memory technology extends Agilent's leadership in the 60 MHz to 1 GHz oscilloscope market by enabling measurements that are not possible with traditional oscilloscopes. Agilent is committed to providing our customers exceptional value and industry-leading performance. This new capability clearly reinforces Agilent as the performance leader."

The Agilent Infiniium 54830 Series oscilloscopes with bandwidths of 600 MHz and 1 GHz enable R&D engineers to easily capture complex waveforms at the oscilloscope's full sample rate for time spans in the tens of milliseconds. In addition, the 54830 Series oscilloscopes' new segmented memory acquisition mode allows engineers analyzing communications or radar signals bursting in nature to capture and store only the periods of activity. This means that acquisition memory is no longer needlessly consumed by periods of inactivity between bursts.

The user interface of the 54830 Series of Agilent's award-winning Infiniium oscilloscopes is based on the open Microsoft® Windows XP® Pro operating system. The interface optimizes the oscilloscope for advanced analysis and deep-memory acquisitions. The open interface combined with the My Infiniium integration package allows engineers to easily integrate additional software applications such as Agilent VEE Pro or MathWorks MATLAB®. This gives engineers custom functionality for operating and viewing the 128 Mpts of waveform data to suit their debug needs. In addition, engineers can install and run Agilent's vector signal analysis software in the Infiniium oscilloscope to provide powerful, flexible, wideband signal analysis on communication signals and modulated radar through the full 128 Mpts waveform capture.

Further Information
o Additional information about the Agilent Infiniium 54830 Series deep-memory technology is available at www.agilent.com/find/scope-new.
o Additional information about Agilent's My Infiniium is available at www.agilent.com/about/newsroom/presrel/2003/20oct2003a.html.
o Images are available at www.agilent.com/find/newscopephotos.

U.S. Pricing and Availability
The Agilent Infiniium 54830 Series of mixed-signal and digital storage oscilloscopes are available now at prices starting at $13,201. The segmented memory acquisition mode is a standard feature of the Infiniium 54830 Series oscilloscopes. To ensure a unit ships with the segmented memory acquisition mode capability, customers need to specify a delivery date of Oct. 1 or order one of the new deep-memory options. The new 54830 Series deep-memory options are available for order now, with shipments expected to begin in September at the following prices:
2-Channel(2)   4-Channel(3)

Option Memory/Channel Max Memory(1) Model Price Model Price

160 16 Mpts 32 Mpts $5,000 $10,000
320 32 Mpts 64 Mpts $7,500 $15,000
640 64 Mpts 128 Mpts $11,250 $22,500


(1) Half-channel acquisition
(2) Includes 54830B, 54830D, 54833A and 54833D models
(3) Includes 54831B, 54831D, 54832B and 54832D models

About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is a global technology leader in communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis. The company's 28,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenue of $6.1 billion in fiscal year 2003. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at www.agilent.com.

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