Agilent Technologies Announces Winners of 'Test of Time' Power-Supply Contest


SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 25, 2012

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced the two grand prize winners of its Test of Time power-supply contest: Richard Factor of Little Ferry, N.J., and Simon Jensen of Husum, Germany. Each will receive an Agilent N6705B DC power analyzer and three modules.

The contest highlights the longstanding use of Agilent DC power supplies. Engineers using vintage HP/Agilent power supplies were invited to write a short story about their DC power supplies, telling how the instrument has been used over the years and how they are using it today to overcome test challenges.

Factor, who was named a winner by an Agilent judging committee, described how he was using a 1970s HP 6186B DC current source to develop and monitor a system he devised for using his Toyota Prius to supply power to his home during power outages.

Jensen was selected by vote of those who read the submitted stories to the contest website. He used the current sink capability of an Agilent 6632B DC power supply to create an inexpensive load to test a switching power supply he built.

"Agilent has over 50 years of power-supply expertise and more than 250 basic and high-performance programmable DC power supplies designed to meet the needs of engineers in many industries and applications," said Kari Fauber, marketing manager, Agilent's System Products Division. "The Test of Time contest embodied those ideals of leadership and long-standing reliability of our power supplies."

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