State and Timing Modules have 1, 4 , or 16 Msample depth.

Press Release Summary:

With 16740A, 16741A and 16742A modules, engineers can use company's 16700 family of logic analyzers to design, debug, and validate digital hardware. Clock rates up to 200 MHz let users capture elusive glitches and precise timing details. Users can also view same information in state mode to see context of problem. Deep memory and fast update rates help accelerate debugging. Three logic analyzer modules each have 68 channels.

Original Press Release:

Agilent Technologies' State and Timing Modules Provide Speed and Memory Depth at Low Cost

Modules for 16700 Series Cut User Costs, Provide Quality Performance and Expanded Debugging Capabilities

PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 1, 2001 -- Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced three new state and timing analysis modules for the Agilent 16700 family of logic analyzers. With the 16740A, 16741A and 16742A modules, engineers in the computer/peripherals, communications and military/aerospace industries are better able to design, debug and validate digital hardware. With clock rates up to 200 MHz and key features such as deep memory and fast update rates, users are able to accelerate debugging.

"With digital design challenges becoming increasingly complicated, it's crucial for debugging tools to keep pace with enhanced capabilities for everything from capturing signals to understanding critical interactions," said Alois Hauk, vice president of Agilent's Design Validation Organization. "The combination of these state and timing modules with Agilent's logic analysis systems offers performance previously unavailable at this price, and adds an intuitive simplicity to the debugging cycle."

The three logic analyzer modules with 68 channels per module, together with the new system software, deliver the performance and features that engineers have requested at affordable prices.

Features include:
o Quick waveform draw, pan, zoom and complex searching, which provide fast insight into a system with no waiting. Deep memory no longer causes slow responsiveness. A waveform with 16 Msamples of memory can be redrawn in seconds.

o Simultaneous 200 MHz state acquisition and 2 GHz timing analysis, which allows users to quickly capture elusive glitches and precise timing details, and view the same information in state mode to see the context of a problem.

o Visitrigger, which makes it easier to set up complex triggers for maximum insight when troubleshooting. Research indicates that setting up triggers is the most difficult action associated with a logic analyzer.

o Transitional timing, which allows users to capture a much larger amount of timing information by storing only transitions. Long periods of inactivity do not waste memory because the transitional timing mode stores information only when changes occur.

o Eye finder, which automatically adjusts setup and hold on all channels in minutes.

o User flexibility to choose from 1 Msample-, 4 Msample-, or 16 Msample-memory depth, depending on budgets.

U.S. Availability and Pricing
The three state and timing modules are available now.

Model number Memory depth U.S. list price

16740A 1 Msample $14,000
16741 A 4 Msample $18,000
16742A 16 Msample $25,000

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