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HP Introduces Low-Cost Software to Speed EMI Reporting and Data Storage; New Software Provides Affordable Solution for Linking EMC Analyzers with Windows 95-based PCs.

PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 16, 1997--Hewlett-Packard Company today introduces software designed to speed up and simplify data storage and reporting for EMI (electromagnetic-interference) precompliance and compliance testing. Developed for design and EMC engineers, the HP 85878A EMI report-generation software runs on Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 95-based personal computers to help store data and to make it easy to generate reports from HP's EMC (electromagnetic-compatibility) analyzers and EMI receivers.

"Our software, combined with a PC and an HP EMI receiver or an HP EMC analyzer, creates a powerful and economic solution for EMI compliance and precompliance testing," said Dennis Handlon, product line manager for HP's Santa Rosa Systems Division.

Automated measurements performed by the HP 8590EM series EMC analyzers, HP 8546A and 8542E EMI receivers and HP 84125A/B microwave EMI receiver systems each produce 11 different information elements. These elements include displays, measurement lists, log and linear graphs, trace data and correction factors. All of these elements can be easily transferred to a PC and archived by the HP 85878A. A time stamp and header identify each file of measurement information for easy identification, and files can be found quickly using the file-search function that is part of HP's report-generation software.

AUTOMATED REPORT GENERATION

The HP 85878A comes standard with four Microsoft Word for Windows' templates for automatic report generation, including two for EMI compliance and two for precompliance reports. These templates use the "bookmark" feature of Word for Windows 7.0a to automatically insert measurement results and EUT (equipment under test) information into the report. The user also can create custom report templates using Word for Windows 7.0a, which is available from HP with Option 001.

If a word processor other than Word for Windows 7.0a or a spreadsheet is used to generate reports, the software provides three methods of importing measurement results from the database using familiar Windows 95-based features, such as "export," "drag and drop" or "copy and paste."

PC REQUIREMENTS

The HP 85878A software operates on PCs that meet or exceed the following requirements: a 486 Intel-based processor with a 66MHz clock rate; 16MB of RAM; Windows 95; HP 82341C HP-IB card or National Instruments GPIB AT/TNT plug-and-play interface (available from HP with Option 488), or RS-232 serial port; and Word for Windows 7.0a (required for automated report generation only).

U.S. PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

The HP 85878A EMI report-generation software is available now for $995. The National Instruments GPIB interface card (Option 488) is $800, and an English version of Word for Windows (Option 001) is $510. Both options are currently available. HP estimates customer delivery to be six weeks from receipt of order.

Hewlett-Packard Company is a leading global manufacturer of computing, communications and measurement products and services recognized for excellence in quality and support. HP has 112,000 employees and had revenue of $38.4 billion in its 1996 fiscal year.

Information about HP and its products can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.hp.com . Additional information on products from HP's Test and Measurement Organization can be obtained on the World Wide Web via http://www.tmo.hp.com . -0-

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Sales information may be obtained by calling 800/452-4844 ext. 5072. Please do NOT use editor-contact or corporate telephone numbers for sales information.

Information in this release applies specifically to products available in the United States. Product availability and specifications may vary in non-U.S. markets.

If you choose to review this item, your readers will receive the quickest response to their inquiries by mailing them to Hewlett-Packard Company, Test and Measurement Organization, P.O. Box 50637, Palo Alto, CA 95303-9512.

CONTACT: Hewlett-Packard Company

Frances Alley, 707/577-5572

frances_alley@sr.hp.com

John McCreadie, 408/553-7342

dearjohn@sc.hp.com
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