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Agilent Technologies’ IO Libraries Suite Now Supports Windows Vista 64-Bit and Windows 7


SANTA CLARA, Calif.-Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced the release of its IO Libraries Suite 15.5 software for using instruments from a test and measurement program. Enhancements include support for Microsoft Windows Vista(r) 64-bit and Microsoft Windows(r) 7 (32-bit and 64-bit). The 15.5 update delivers cutting-edge OS flexibility for users of IO Libraries Suite in the environment of their choice. The Suite 15.5 release demonstrates Agilent’s commitment to deliver a reliable connectivity experience for users of electronic test equipment.

The addition of 64-bit support enables test and measurement customers to use today’s fastest, most powerful PCs with the latest software, including MATLAB(r) R2009b.

“The latest version of Agilent IO Libraries Suite enables MATLAB users working with large datasets on 64-bit Windows to directly access and control Agilent instruments by taking full advantage of the 64-bit VISA capabilities provided by IO Libraries Suite 15.5,” said Eric Wetjen, test and measurement product marketing manager at The MathWorks. “The MathWorks supports 64-bit VISA with the 64-bit version of MATLAB and the Instrument Control Toolbox.”

Agilent’s IO Libraries Suite makes it simple to connect to instruments:

* It automatically detects instruments connected to the user’s PC and configures the interfaces;
* It is compatible with GPIB, USB, Ethernet/LAN, RS-232 and VXI test instruments from a variety of vendors; and
* It supports a broad set of development environments, such as

Agilent VEE Pro, MATLAB, Microsoft Visual Studio(r), NI LabVIEW and more.

Additional Information

Learn more about the Agilent IO Libraries Suite, download, or order an evaluation CD at

More information about using Agilent equipment with The MathWorks MATLAB software can be viewed at

An Agilent IO Libraries Suite license is included with more than 350 Agilent products. Additional licenses may be purchased at prices starting at $412.

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