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Agilent Technologies’ Four New Low-Power, High-Speed Digitizers Provide Precision Data Acquisition for Test, Measurement Applications


SANTA CLARA, Calif., Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) introduced four new versions of its low-power U1071A line of Acqiris two-channel, high-speed 8-bit PCI digitizers. The new digitizers give users highly precise and cost-effective measurement data, designed specifically for small to mid-sized test and measurement applications.

The U1071ATM digitizers are designed for use in research and educational experiments such as high-energy physics, nuclear physics, astrophysics, medical imaging and commercial ultrasonic testing, 3-phase power testing, automated test equipment, and the validation of mixed-signal semiconductors.

The digitizers use Agilent ASIC technology to provide precision measurement to efficiently capture key events, while high-performance data conversion reduces the number of measurements required, speeding up test time. The U1071ATM product family provides leading clock accuracy of 2 ppm for low distortion measurement. Trigger jitter of only 2 picoseconds maintains low noise, delivering a high effective number of bits (ENOB) over the full frequency range.

Measurement time is further reduced by allowing data to be stored in the large onboard memory or virtually streamed through the high-speed PCI bus using the simultaneous multibuffer acquisition and readout mode.

The digitizers are easily integrated into existing systems and provide high channel density due to their short PCI format; needing only 20 W of power. The digitizers offer the option to auto-synchronize up to six channels within a desktop PC to a 2 GHz internal clock.

The new U1071ATM digitizers offer acquisition memories up to 128 Msamples per channel, or 256 Msamples when channels are interleaved. Bandwidths range from 200 MHz to 1 GHz, and sampling rates go up to 2 GS/s.

Software drivers for Windows(r), Linux, LabVIEW RT and VxWorks enable the U1071ATM digitizers to easily integrate into existing measurement systems as well as to be exchanged, replaced or upgraded to the latest high-speed Acqiris-based digitizers with minimal software adjustments. In addition, application code examples are included for MATLAB(r), C++, Visual Basic, LabVIEW and LabWindows/CVI.

The new U1071ATM high-speed digitizers are part of Agilent’s growing portfolio of high-performance, low-power PCI, CompactPCI and PXI digitizers.

This full line of digitizers is used in test and measurement applications such as semiconductor component test, hard disk drive production test, industrial non-destructive testing and time-of-flight measurements for ranging and inspection applications such as LIDAR and ultrasound.

For OEM customers, Agilent can provide custom product configurations (U1071A) tailored to the specific needs of their embedded applications.

Related Products and Applications

Agilent offers a market-leading breadth of analog-to-digital converter products and systems, which includes cPCI, LXI, PCI, PXI, USB, VXI, VME and OEM digitizers from 250 KS/s to 8 GS/s sample rate, resolution from 8 bits to 16 bits, and input voltages from 50 mV to 250 V. Agilent also offers time-to-digital converters with precision to 5 picoseconds, and arbitrary waveform generators with up to 15-bit resolution at 1.2 GS/s performance.

More information about Agilent’s line of converters is available at and arbitrary waveform generators at

Related Keywords

U1071ATM1 (2 GS/s, 1 GHz, 256 MS memory), U1071ATM2 (2 GS/s, 500 MHz, 256 MS memory), U1071ATM3 (2 GS/s, 500 MHz, 64 MS memory), U1071ATM4 (1 GS/s, 150 MHz, 64 MS memory), high-energy physics, nuclear physics, astrophysics, medical imaging, commercial ultrasonic testing, 3-phase power testing, automated test equipment

U.S. Pricing and Availability

More information about the Agilent U1071ATM high-speed PCI digitizer family is available at

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About Agilent Technologies

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