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Agilent Technologies Debuts PXI-Based Digital Multimeters



Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced two digital multimeters (DMMs) to complement its growing family of PXI products. These new 6.5 digit PXI DMMs offer the industry’s highest measurement speeds within their price range, along with excellent accuracy and stability. Test engineers in aerospace, defense, electronic manufacturing and automotive industries now have an alternative when designing their mission-critical PXI test systems.

The M9182A 6.5 digit DMM and M9183A 6.5 digit enhanced-performance DMM measure common parameters such as DCV, DCI, ACV, ACI, 2- and 4-wire resistance and temperature. Each offers 30 parts-per-million basic DCV and 300 parts-per-million basic ACV 1-year accuracies and inputs up to 300 volts. The DMMs deliver 4,500 readings-per-second and 20,000 readings-per-second, respectively. These fast reading speeds translate into higher test system throughput and lower cost of test.

The M9183A enhanced-performance DMM is capable of additional measurements, such as capacitance. This may reduce the need for additional instruments in a test rack, conserving rack space and budget. Both DMMs are compatible with PXI, PXI Hybrid, and compactPCI instrument mainframes, including Agilent’s recently announced PXI mainframe products.

“These new PXI DMMs follow in the footsteps of our market-leading bench and system DMMs,” said Gary Whitman, vice president and general manager of Agilent’s System Products Division. “We are committed to delivering that same level of performance, ease of integration, and trustworthy measurements to our PXI-based customers.”

Each DMM ships with a full suite of software to enable easy system integration regardless of what software environment end-users have on their PCs. An intuitive software front panel enables DMM set-up, measurement and system troubleshooting without programming. The DMMs include IVI-COM, IVI-C, and LabVIEW G-drivers that are compatible with C++, Visual Basic, NI LabVIEW, and many other PC software environments.

U.S. Pricing and Availability

Prices for the Agilent M9182A 6.5 digit DMM start at $1,395. The pricing for the Agilent M9183A 6.5 digit enhanced DMM starts at $2,095. Both instruments are available for order, with shipments beginning in February, 2011.

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Agilent offers a complete lineup of PXI and AXIe products, including digitizers, arbitrary waveform generators, digitizing oscilloscopes, digital multimeters and a range of switches. The modules include IVI-C, IVI-COM and LabVIEW G-drivers and enhanced input/output libraries. All drivers are optimized for testing applications that require high-performance, high-speed and high-throughput, enabling new test capabilities that were not previously available across analog, digital, RF, microwave and lightwave test technologies.

Additional information about Agilent’s modular test solutions is available at
About Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world’s premier measurement company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, electronics and communications. The company’s 18,500 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $4.5 billion in fiscal 2009. Information about Agilent is available at


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