TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies and Pickering Interfaces Introduce Adaptor that Shows All LXI Trigger Bus Channels on Single Oscilloscope Display.SANTA CLARA, Calif. & CLACTON ON SEA, England -- Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE NYSE
See: New York Stock Exchange :A) and Pickering Interfaces Ltd. today introduced a wired trigger bus (WTB WTB Want To Buy
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WTB Willing to Buy ) adaptor, 60-990, that allows Agilent 6000 and 8000 Series mixed signal oscilloscopes (MSOs) to show the logical state and analog representations of all eight LXI Adj. 1. lxi - being one more than sixty
cardinal - being or denoting a numerical quantity but not order; "cardinal numbers" WTB channels on a single display. This is the only adaptor on the market able to do this.
The LXI WTB provides a simple and elegant method of exchanging trigger signals between LXI devices that use the WTB. It replaces ad hoc For this purpose. Meaning "to this" in Latin, it refers to dealing with special situations as they occur rather than functions that are repeated on a regular basis. See ad hoc query and ad hoc mode. trigger systems commonly seen in GPIB-based automated test systems where instruments can exchange proprietary triggers between devices using coaxial cables and other digital I/O (Input/Output) The transfer of data between the CPU and a peripheral device. Every transfer is an output from one device and an input to another. See PC input/output.
I/O - Input/Output connections. The LXI WTB provides a way of exchanging these trigger signals with a standardized interface that eliminates the makeshift wiring, signal routing, switching and level buffering over distances exceeding 10 m with low latency and high speed.
"This is a great example of how companies are collaborating to provide the best experience for users of the new LXI standard," said Scott Sampl, vice president and general manager of Agilent's System Products Division. "This adaptor is one more tool that will help engineers develop test systems quickly."
"Our 60-981 and 60-990 adaptors are valuable debugging tools for LXI test systems that support the WTB system," said David Owen, business development manager for Pickering Interfaces. "They make it easy for integrators and users to see what is happening on all the WTB channels simultaneously using a simple interface that exploits the powerful digital features of the Agilent 6000 and 8000 Series MSOs."
Pickering Interfaces' new 60-990 adaptor connects directly to an Agilent MSO (1) (Multiple System Operator) Typically refers to a cable TV organization that owns more than one cable system, but it may refer to an operator of only one system. 40-pin connector via an Agilent lead and to the LXI WTB via standard WTB cable assemblies. The Agilent MSO provides the power for the 60-990 adaptor. Using the digital channel input for the MSO oscilloscope oscilloscope (əsĭl`əskōp'), electronic device used to produce visual displays corresponding to electrical signals. Displays of such nonelectrical phenomena as the variations of a sound's intensity can be made if the phenomena are , the logical state of all eight LXI WTB channels can be simultaneously displayed. Using a Pickering Interfaces 60-981 WTB probe, the analog waveforms of a LXI WTB channel can be simultaneously displayed.
Agilent 6000 and 8000 Series MSOs measure a combination of signal types and speeds with two or four analog channels and 16 logic channels that are tightly integrated. More information about the Agilent 6000 and 8000 Series oscilloscopes is available at www.agilent.com/find/scopes.
More information about the Pickering Interfaces 60-990 and 981 adaptors is available at www.pickeringtest.com/60-990. Images are available at www.pickeringtest.com/downloads/60-990-cables.tif and www.pickeringtest.com/downloads/60-990-cutout.tif.
About Pickering Interfaces
Pickering Interfaces is a market innovator in signal switching and conditioning for a broad range of applications and architectures, with the largest range of switching cards in the industry for PXI (PCI EXtensions for Instrumentation) A peripheral bus specialized for data acquisition and real time control systems. Introduced in 1997, PXI uses the CompactPCI 3U and 6U form factors and adds trigger lines, a local bus and other functions suited for measurement , LXI, PCI (1) (Payment Card Industry) See PCI DSS.
(2) (Peripheral Component Interconnect) The most widely used I/O bus (peripheral bus). , VXI (VME EXtensions for Instrumentation) A peripheral bus specialized for data acquisition and real time control systems. Introduced in 1987, VXI uses all Eurocard form factors and adds trigger lines, a local bus and other functions suited for measurement applications. and GPIB (General Purpose Interface Bus) An IEEE 488 standard parallel interface used for attaching sensors and programmable instruments to a computer. Using a 24-pin connector, up to 15 devices can be daisy chained together. HP's version is the HPIB. applications. Pickering Interfaces has provided solutions to both commercial and military applications. In addition, Pickering's range of instrumentation provides innovative test solutions to users and integrators of modular test systems. Pickering Interfaces operate globally with direct operations in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Sweden, France, Czech Republic, and engineering support in China, together with additional representation in countries throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia.
About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies (NYSE:A) is the world's premier measurement company and a technology leader in communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis. The company's 19,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenue of $5.0 billion in fiscal 2006. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at www.agilent.com.
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