Agilent Technologies Continues to Enhance Connectivity Software for Electronic Test Instruments

IO Libraries Suite Lets Customers Upgrade with Confidence 

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 10, 2012

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced the latest release of its IO Libraries Suite 16.3 software for use with electronic test instruments. The new release continues to improve the customer experience, with support for Microsoft® Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 as well as enhanced USB connections.

The suite's PXI Resource Manager features upgraded PXI/PXIe interoperability and support for the IVI VISA plug-in specification, which allows for communication to third-party PCI/PXI devices through compliant plug-ins.

"Agilent instrument users continually push the boundaries of hardware and software," said Scott Sampl, software marketing manager in Agilent's Electronic Measurement Group. "This latest update to our IO Libraries Suite lets customers upgrade their operating system with confidence, and gives them robust instrument connection and control."

Agilent's IO Libraries Suite makes connecting to instruments fast, easy and reliable with features such as:

  • Automatic detection and configuration of the instrument interface connected to the PC.
  • Maintenance of broad, multivendor compatibility with GPIB, USB, LAN, RS-232, VXI, PXI, and AXIe test instruments.
  • Support for a wide set of development environments, including Agilent VEE, MATLAB, Microsoft Visual Studio®, NI LabVIEW and others.

U.S. Pricing and Availability

Customers may download the Agilent IO Libraries Suite or order a free CD at Registration is required.

The IO Libraries Suite license is included with more than 350 Agilent electronic measurement products.

About Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world's premier measurement company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, diagnostics, electronics and communications. The company's 20,000 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $6.6 billion in fiscal 2011. Information about Agilent is available at

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