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Agilent Technologies Introduces World’s First Standalone High-Resolution LXI Digitizers


SANTA CLARA, Calif., Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced the world’s first standalone high-resolution digitizers with LXI connectivity for R&D and manufacturing engineers. These LXI digitizers are the choice of instruments when digital multimeters cannot sample fast enough, or oscilloscopes cannot provide high enough resolution for the waveform analysis requirements.

The Agilent L4532A 2-channel and L4534A 4-channel digitizers are new high-performance, stand-alone LXI digitizers that offer simultaneous sampling at up to 20 MS/s, and with 16-bit resolution. These products represent a new category of digitizers with their robust input channel and high performance analog-to-digital (A/D) design, and on-board measurements. The isolated input channels can measure up to �250V and are designed to handle demanding applications requiring electromechanical device control for product test or characterization.

“Engineers deal with test challenges every day, like reading low voltages within high-voltage signals,” said Gary Whitman, vice president and general manager of Agilent’s System Products Division. “This requires them to develop signal conditioning prior to using instruments and question the accuracy and stability of the test instruments they are using. The new L4532A and L4534A digitizers address these needs by providing high performance, isolated input channels with voltage inputs up to �250V. The digitizers also provide the long-term accuracy and stability that customers expect from Agilent products.”

The new Agilent high-resolution LXI digitizers were designed with input from engineers on waveform analysis in automotive, aerospace/defense, communications and medical applications. As a result of this input, the high-performance design, with a choice of noise filters, has reduced the need to add expensive signal conditioning prior to digitizing waveforms. The digitizers include on-board “scope-like” measurements such as Vmin/Vmax, Vp-p, frequency and rise/fall time that can be applied to a selected portion or the overall waveform. The on-board measurements save post-processing time and minimize the need to transfer and store large amounts of data.

The Agilent L4532A and L4534A are fully compliant with the LXI class C specification. They include USB 2.0, and Gigabit Ethernet (LAN) interfaces as standard features, enabling quick and simple connectivity to a PC or a network. In addition, they can be remotely operated from any browser by simply connecting to the built-in Web page.

U.S. Pricing and Availability

The Agilent L4532A 2 channel 20MS/s digitizer is priced at $6,500, and the L4534A 4 channel 20MS/s digitizer is $8,500. Extended memory is an additional $1,500. The digitizers are available for order now and will be shipped in December 2008.

Further Information

More information about the Agilent L4532A and L4534A 20 MHz LXI Digitizers is available at

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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 revenues of $5.4 billion in fiscal 2007. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at


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