Agilent Technologies Introduces World’s Highest-Performance Oscilloscope

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – WEBWIRE – Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A)  introduced its Infiniium Z-Series oscilloscopes, which can be synchronized to measure up to 40 channels simultaneously with a maximum 63-GHz real-time oscilloscope bandwidth (on up to 10 oscilloscopes). With industry-leading noise and jitter measurement floors, the new oscilloscopes enable engineers to effectively test devices that incorporate the newest technologies and achieve new performance milestones.

The Z-Series includes 10 models ranging from 20 to 63 GHz, all of which are bandwidth-upgradable to 63 GHz. The Z-Series also features significantly faster processing and a next-generation user interface.

“The Z-Series further solidifies Agilent’s leadership in the high-end oscilloscope market,” said Jay Alexander, vice president and general manager of Agilent’s Oscilloscope and Protocol Division. “With its processing power and new user interface, the new series helps engineers bring products using emerging technologies to market significantly faster. Several Z-Series oscilloscopes have already been deployed around the world and are now the go-to instrument in those laboratories.”

Key capabilities include:

The Z-Series leverages key technologies used in the 90000 Q-Series oscilloscopes. They include RealEdge technology, which comprises a combination of Agilent-proprietary architectures, next-generation microcircuits/thin-film components, and advanced application of Agilent’s indium phosphide semiconductor process. RealEdge enables high-frequency capability while maintaining the industry’s lowest noise and jitter measurement floors (75 fs).

These new oscilloscopes allow engineers to take advantage of Agilent Infiniium oscilloscopes’ industry-leading hardware and software advancements that have been years in the making. These improvements include seamless integration of elements such as:

Customers who have previously purchased the 90000 Q-Series can upgrade their units to Z-Series performance by ordering the N2105A and N2109A upgrade kits.

Additional information about Agilent’s new Infiniium Z-Series is available at Product images are available at

Visit Agilent at the 2104 Optical Fiber Communications Conference and Exhibition in San Francisco, Calif., Booth 3763, March 9-13. See the latest in innovative test solutions, such as the Z-Series oscilloscopes, and attend on-site instructional courses offered by Agilent experts, such as SC369 - Test and Measurement of Complex Modulated Optical Signals.

Agilent’s complete oscilloscope portfolio includes instruments with a variety of form factors with bandwidths from 20 MHz to 90 GHz.

U.S. Pricing and Availability

Agilent Infiniium Z-Series oscilloscopes can be ordered at the prices listed below. Shipments will begin in May. Shipments of 90000 Q-Series upgrades will begin in April.

Model                Bandwidth                 Sample rate                    Max. memory              Price
                           (2/4 channel)              (2/4 channel)

DSOZ204A       20/20 GHz                  80/80 GSa/s          2 Gpts                      $201,000
DSAZ204A       20/20 GHz                  80/80 GSa/s           2 Gpts                      $216,000
DSOZ254A       25/25 GHz                  80/80 GSa/s           2 Gpts                      $259,000
DSAZ254A       25/25 GHz                  80/80 GSa/s           2 Gpts                      $274,000
DSOZ334A       33/33 GHz                  80/80 GSa/s           2 Gpts                      $337,000
DSAZ334A       33/33 GHz                  80/80 GSa/s           2 Gpts                      $355,000
DSOZ504A       50/33 GHz                 160/80 GSa/s          2 Gpts                      $395,000
DSAZ504A       50/33 GHz                 160/80 GSa/s          2 Gpts                      $414,000
DSOZ634A       63/33 GHz                 160/80 GSa/s          2 Gpts                      $434,000
DSAZ634A6     3/33 GHz                    160/80 GSa/s         2 Gpts                       $453,000

About Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world’s premier measurement company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, diagnostics, electronics and communications. The company’s 20,600 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had revenues of $6.8 billion in fiscal 2013. Information about Agilent is available at

On Sept. 19, 2013, Agilent announced plans to separate into two publicly traded companies through a tax-free spinoff of its electronic measurement business. The new company is named Keysight Technologies, Inc. The separation is expected to be completed in early November 2014.


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