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With 19 plug-in modules and 6.5 digit DMM, multifunction Model 34980A provides switching to 20 GHz, digital I/O, D/A converters, and counter/totalizer capabilities. BenchLink Data Logger enables engineers to connect to any instrument, identify measurements, and collect and display data in real-time. Software supports high-speed multiplexer scanning at up to 900 channels/sec and can capture up to 560 two-wire multiplexer channels from single 34980A mainframe.

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Agilent Technologies' New BenchLink Data Logger Software Simplifies Data Acquisition, No Programming Required

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 18, 2006, -- Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced the BenchLink Data Logger software for its 34980A Multifunction Switch/Measure Unit. With this software, engineers can quickly connect to an instrument, identify measurements, and collect and display data in real time. They can also acquire data for design verification and simple automated tests in electronics, automotive, aerospace/defense, medical, communications and computer industries while gaining high-performance data logging that does not require hours of programming.

The Agilent 34826A BenchLink software supports many of the advanced features of the 34980A, including high-speed multiplexer scanning at up to 900 channels per second. Also, with the high-density capabilities, the software can capture up to 560 two-wire multiplexer channels from a single 34980A mainframe.

"The 34980A has been a very popular product, and now with the new BenchLink software, engineers can be even more productive by quickly setting up and accessing their measurements," said Bethanne Stolte, System Products Division general manager.

The Agilent 34980A is LXI Class C compliant and part of the Agilent Open program. With its 19 plug-in modules, it offers a broad range of functionality with high-performance switching to 20GHz, digital I/O, D/A converters and counter/totalizer capabilities at up to 40 percent less than equivalent systems in VXI or PXI. The integrated 6.5-digit digital multimeter (DMM) enables measurement signals to be routed directly to the DMM without consuming a slot in the modular platform. With the BenchLink Data Logger software, the 34980A offers a quick and easy way to capture and analyze data without any programming.

More information about the Agilent 34826A BenchLink Data Logger software and free evaluation software is available at Images are available at

U.S. Pricing and Availability
The Agilent 34826A BenchLink Data Logger software is available now and has a U.S. list price of $480. Customers who purchase the software before Dec. 31, 2006, are eligible to receive a 20-percent promotion discount. To receive the discount, customers must reference promotion code 5.537 when ordering.

About Agilent Open
Agilent Open is a versatile combination of test system hardware, I/O and software tools. It accelerates the creation of streamlined test systems that are easy to enhance and maintain by giving greater choice in measurements, connectivity and programming. Using these advantages, engineering teams have more time to focus on what matters most -- the performance, reliability and delivery of their product. More information is available at

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 20,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenue of $5.1 billion in fiscal 2005. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at

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