Portable Oscilloscopes feature bandwidths up to 1 GHz.

Press Release Summary:

Series 6000 includes 12 digital storage and mixed signal oscilloscopes with bandwidths of 300 MHz, 500 MHz, and 1 GHz. MegaZoom III provides real-time, high-resolution XGA waveform viewing with 256 levels of color-intensity grades, and memory depth up to 8 Meg points. Series comes with LAN, GP-IB, and USB interfaces as well as additional front-panel USB port. Users can order 2+16 or 4+16 channel MSO or traditional DSO and upgrade to MSO configuration later.

Original Press Release:

Agilent Technologies Introduces Industry's First Portable Oscilloscope

Series with Bandwidth Up to 1 GHz

New Series of 300 MHz, 500 MHz, 1 GHz Oscilloscopes Offer Embedded Systems Developers Unprecedented Waveform Viewing, Competitive Pricing

PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 22, 2005 -- Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced 12 portable digital storage and mixed signal oscilloscopes (DSOs/MSOs) with bandwidths of 300 MHz, 500 MHz and the industry's first portable 1 GHz offering. With a real-time display update rate up to 30 times faster than competing models, the Agilent 6000 Series can now show critical events in complex waveforms, dramatically reducing design verification and debug time. These oscilloscopes provide industry-leading waveform viewing and measurement insight for embedded system designers in the aerospace/defense, automotive, communications and consumer electronics industries.

For the most exceptional waveform viewing, these oscilloscopes feature Agilent's patented MegaZoom III display technology. MegaZoom III provides exceptional real-time, high-resolution XGA waveform viewing with 256 levels of color-intensity grades, and memory depth up to a full 8 Meg points -- 800 times more than the competition. The MegaZoom III's dynamic range in the Z-axis provides the highest waveform display quality of any other portable oscilloscopes on the market today.

"Engineers face design problems that are increasingly digital in nature -- more and faster signals, wider time spans and serial triggering," said Galen Wampler, industry analyst at Prime Data. "Agilent's new portable oscilloscopes will provide the performance needed to address these measurement challenges. Optimized waveform update rates and display resolution, plus the ability to add 16 logic-timing channels, will significantly reduce debugging time."

"The new 6000 Series provides the exceptional memory and waveform display performance of a lab scope in an affordable, portable product configuration," said Ron Nersesian, vice president and general manager of Agilent's Design Validation Division. "Customers will no longer need to switch to larger lab scopes that are optimized for advanced waveform analysis to capture and display critical signals at sustained sampling speeds over longer time spans. This is a major shortcoming of competing products."

As the complexity of embedded systems increases, hardware developers often need to isolate events of interest or view critical relationships on more than the limited number of channels available in traditional oscilloscopes. MSOs provide the seamless integration of scope and logic timing channels for time-aligned viewing and triggering across any or all input channels. Now customers can initially order a 2+16 or 4+16 channel MSO or a traditional DSO and easily upgrade to an MSO configuration later.

The 6000 Series oscilloscopes come standard with LAN, GP-IB and USB interfaces as well as an additional front-panel USB port to replace limited capacity floppy drives. The front panel USB port lets designers easily store large memory records, screen images and settings on standard higher-speed, higher-capacity USB memory sticks.

Further Information
o Additional information about the Agilent 6000 Series is available at www.agilent.com/find/scope-new.
o A backgrounder on the Agilent 6000 Series is available at www.agilent.com/find/DSO6000_backgrounder.
o High-resolution images are available at www.agilent.com/find/DSO6000_images.

U.S. Pricing and Availability
The Agilent 6000 Series oscilloscopes are available now at the following prices:

Model           Bandwidth       Channels        Price 
DSO6032A 300 MHz 2 $5,595
MSO6032A 300 MHz 2+16 $7,395
DSO6034A 300 MHz 4 $6,995
MSO6034A 300 MHz 4+16 $8,795
DSO6052A 500 MHz 2 $8,195
MSO6052A 500 MHz 2+16 $11,195
DSO6054A 500 MHz 4 $9,995
MSO6054A 500 MHz 4+16 $12,995
DSO6102A 1 GHz 2 $12,195
MSO6102A 1 GHz 2+16 $15,195
DSO6104A 1 GHz 4 $13,995
MSO6104A 1 GHz 4+16 $16,995

Factory-installed memory upgrades start at $500. Customer-installable DSO-to-MSO upgrade kits start at $1,800.

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 $7.2 billion in fiscal year 2004. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at www.agilent.com.

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