Agilent Technologies' First 1U LXI Digital Multimeter Provides Best Measurement Speed, Throughput


SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 1, 2007

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced its first 1U LXI digital multimeter, providing test system integrators with the industry's best measurement speed and throughput of 50,000 readings per second at 4-1/2 digits accuracy. With its reduced 1U size, it is perfect for space-constrained applications such as aerospace/defense depot test.

The Agilent L4411A 6-1/2 digit high-performance DMM expands Agilent's industry-leading offering of LXI system products. It offers superior measurement performance and a choice of computer interfaces, including LXI, providing high-performance, easy-to-use and economical I/O. A simple display, including "latest reading" and LAN address, allows the system integrator to quickly integrate and debug the test system. The L4411A features a compatibility mode, requiring little-to-no code change to upgrade a test system with next-generation capabilities.

"The Agilent L4411A provides a high-performance digital multimeter in a low-profile package for customers with space-constrained applications," said Scott Sampl, vice president and general manager of Agilent's System Products Division. "This product continues to add to our growing portfolio of LXI products, giving engineers more tools to develop test systems quickly."

Dramatic System Performance

Whether it is raw reading speed or fast system throughput, the Agilent L4411A sets a new benchmark in performance. Using a new A/D technology, the L4411A achieves an impressive 50,000 readings a second at 4-1/2 digits, and can stream readings to a computer at the same speed. Transactional I/O (single-reading measurement and I/O) is three times faster than other popular modular DMMs, significantly enhancing test throughput. Triggering is fast and precise, with both trigger latency and trigger jitter less than 1 microsecond, while bus query response is less than 500 microseconds. ACV measurements are faster as well, thanks to a digital measurement technique that improves accuracy at high and low frequencies.

The Agilent L4411A has an E1412A/34401A Emulation Mode to ensure the easiest upgrade possible, virtually eliminating costly software and documentation changes. Agilent's I/O Library Suite ships with the L4411A to help users quickly establish an error-free connection between the PC and the instrument. It provides robust instrument control and works with the software development environment chosen. As an LXI Class C-compliant instrument, the L4411A has a built-in graphical Web interface that allows the user to interactively control the DMM without the hassle of programming -- great for quick system debugging.

U.S. Pricing and Availability

The Agilent L4411A is priced starting at $2,195 and is available now. Customers may order online at

More information about the Agilent L4411A can be found at

About LXI and the LXI Consortium

LXI enables fast, efficient and cost-effective creation and reconfiguration of test systems. Learn more at: LXI Helps System Developers Go Beyond GPIB, PXI and VXI. Also, listen to Agilent's LXI expert Chris Van Woerkom discuss the state of the LXI marketplace and new possibilities in testing using Ethernet by visiting and clicking on Podcast in the highlights section.

LXI is the next-generation, LAN-based modular architecture standard for automated test systems managed by the LXI Consortium, a not-for-profit corporation made up of leading test and measurement companies. The group's goals are to develop, support and promote the LXI standard. LXI's compact, flexible package, high-speed I/O, and prolific use of LAN meet the needs of aerospace/defense engineers developing radar, electronic warfare, satellite and military communications systems, as well as address a broad range of industrial and commercial applications.

Additional information about the LXI Consortium's product offerings, licensing, specifications and membership is available at

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

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