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VOLUME -22 NUMBER 6
Publication Date: 06/1/2007
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Agilent Intros First 1GHz Battery-Powered Digital Scopes
Battery-powered scopes for field use.
Santa Clara, CA — Agilent Technologies Inc. has introduced battery-power options for all 16 of its 6000 Series digital storage oscilloscopes (DSOs) and mixed signal oscilloscopes (MSOs), giving engineers and technicians the ability to make high-performance measurements in environments where line power is unavailable. According to the company, it is the first to offer battery-powered DSOs with up to 1GHz bandwidth. The instruments are the first battery-operated oscilloscopes with automotive CAN, LIN, and FlexRay serial bus triggering and protocol decode for remote testing. These oscilloscopes are suitable for engineers and technicians testing electronics in industries such as automotive, industrial and aerospace/defense.
Battery-operated scopes are often required for remote field testing, such as in-car testing in the automotive industry. Previously, only lower bandwidth portable scopes with very basic scope functionality were battery operated. Testing today's automotive serial buses such as CAN, LIN and FlexRay require scopes with higher performance and functionality.
The integrated rechargeable battery options are based on lithium-ion technology, and they provide more than two hours of battery life between charges. The battery charges while plugged into line power and can be disconnected at any time without powering off the oscilloscope. In addition, the company offers an adapter cable to power oscilloscopes from 12VDC automotive outlets.
For more information, contact: Agilent Technologies, Test and Measurement Organization, 5301 Stevens Creek Blvd., MS 54LAK, Santa Clara, CA 95052
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