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Agilent Technologies' Infiniium 90000A Series 13-GHz Oscilloscope Approved by PCI-SIG(r) for PCI Express(r) 2.0 Compliance Testing

May 12, 2008

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that its Infiniium 90000A Series 13-GHz oscilloscopes have been approved by the PCI-SIG (PCI Special Interest Group) for PCI Express (PCIe(r)) 2.0 electrical signal quality testing. This approval means designers can use Agilent's DSO/DSA91304A Infiniium oscilloscope to test and validate their designs with confidence they will meet PCIe physical layer specifications.

"We are pleased to see Agilent's latest oscilloscope approved for use in our workshops for PCIe 2.0 electrical testing," said Al Yanes, PCI-SIG president and chairman. "Testing tools like the Infiniium 90000A Series oscilloscope will help speed industry adoption of PCIe 2.0 and ensure that developers obtain the necessary signal quality based on the 5GT/s PCIe 2.0 technology."

"Agilent is delighted to have its newest, flagship Infiniium 90000A Series oscilloscope approved for official PCIe 2.0 testing," said Scott Sampl, general manager of Agilent's oscilloscope business. "Designers need the right tools to validate physical layer compliance in order to ensure interoperability. We believe the Infiniium 90000A is the right tool for PCIe 2.0 technology. We will continue to provide advanced tools and capabilities to support the PCI-SIG and future PCI Express standards."

The Agilent Infiniium 90000A Series oscilloscopes offer the world's deepest acquisition memory depth (up to 1 G points). This ultradeep memory gives designers the ability to capture 25 milliseconds of time, at 40 GSa/s, on all four channels simultaneously. This memory depth is six times deeper than the memory in other oscilloscopes in the same class. For PCI Express, the 90000A's deep memory easily exceeds the requirement to capture a minimum of 1 million unit intervals of waveform data for jitter and voltage margin analysis.

The new Infiniium 90000A platform also provides unmatched measurement performance and superior signal integrity. The DSO and DSA models are capable of more than 150,000 measurements per second and offer modes supporting more than 300,000 triggers per second.

Agilent 90000A Series oscilloscope features:

  • Superior signal integrity: Industry-leading noise floor on all models (for example, 147 microvolts rms noise floor at the 5 millivolts per division setting for the 2.5-GHz model).

  • Deep application analysis: The new InfiniiScan Plus event-identification system is based on the world's fastest hardware trigger system. This new trigger system can identify glitches faster than 250 ps. No other oscilloscope in the world provides this level of trigger accuracy.

  • Robust applications: More than 29 dedicated applications -- including DDR2/3, DisplayPort, HDMI, Serial ATA, Serial Attached SCSI, Ethernet, USB, wireless USB, jitter analysis, RF signal analysis, eye pattern analysis and protocol decoding analysis. For PCI Express electrical testing, the Agilent N5393B PCI Express compliance application turns the Infiniium 90000A Series oscilloscope into a one-button electrical compliance validation instrument supporting PCIe 2.0, 1.1 and 1.0a electrical compliance measurements.

  • Investment protection: The industry's only upgradeable bandwidth for real-time oscilloscopes, upgradeable memory options and the industry's only application server licensing for oscilloscopes.

Additional information about Agilent's new 90000A Series oscilloscopes is available at http://www.agilent.com/find/90000A. Product images are available at http://www.agilent.com/find/90000A_images.

U.S. Pricing and Availability

Agilent 90000A Series oscilloscopes are available today at a starting price of $29,000. The Agilent N5393B PCI Express 2.0 compliance application for the Infiniium 90000A Series oscilloscope is available now. Pricing starts at $4,000.

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 $5.4 billion in fiscal 2007. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at http://www.agilent.com.

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