An Eye on Agilent Test & Measurement

April 26, 2010

Behind the scenes: J-BERT Best in Test award

Filed under: Awards,J-BERT,Uncategorized — janetsmithagilent @ 5:00 pm

How does a company win a Test and Measurement World Best in Test award? And how does it win five Best in Test awards? The answer is technology leadership, and this is one “behind the scenes” story of an award winner.

Winner for the 2010 Best in Test product in the Bit-error-rate testers category, the Agilent J-BERT N4903B owes its success to early and in-depth collaboration with key customers, focusing on their’ leading-edge technological needs for high-speed digital buses used in computer chips. The J-BERT N4903B is a high-performance serial BERT that provides the most complete jitter tolerance test for embedded and forward clocked devices.

R&D engineers sought feedback on product requirements, placed prototypes at customer sites, and visited customers often to help them turn on and test chips while getting feedback during the design phase to optimize features and specifications. In addition, the team worked with standards bodies to understand and implement early requirements. Since its launch in February 2009, no other competitor product offers the value and capability of the J-BERT B and it continues to gain market visibility with awards from Electronic Products 2009 Product of the Year, EDN Hot 100 Electronic Products, finalist in the Design Vision award, and the Best in Test honor.

January 8, 2010

Agilent Products Named Finalists for “Best in Test” and “Test of Time” Awards

Each year, Test & Measurement World editors choose finalists in various instrument categories for their “Best in Test” and “Test of Time” competitions, then ask readers to vote for their favorite finalists. For 2010, seven Agilent products have been named “Best in Test” finalists and one product, the 89600 vector signal analysis software, made the “Test of Time” finalist list.
Agilent “Best in Test” finalists for 2010:

  • N9030A PXA signal analyzer
  • Infiniium 9000 Series oscilloscopes
  • PCIe jammer (N5323A)
  • High-speed PCIe digitizer with on-board signal processing
  • Optical modulation analyzer
  • J-BERT N4903B
  • Medalist i3070 Series 5 in-circuit tester

For more information on both award programs and to cast your votes, go HERE

Voting ends February 19 and winners will be announced April 1.

October 21, 2009

Agilent Technologies Wins Design News’ Golden Mousetrap Award for Best Product

Filed under: Awards — janetsmithagilent @ 10:35 pm
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Agilent’s U2700A Series USB Modular Instruments family has won Design News’ 2009 Golden Mousetrap Award for Best Products.

Design News has recognized engineering innovation and creativity in product design for more than two decades. This year, Golden Mousetrap Awards were given in four major categories: Electronics, Motion Control/Automation, Hardware/Software, Materials/Fastening/Joining/Assembly and 20 subcategories. Design News editors selected the 23 winners using their expertise in each technology area to determine the “best of.” Agilent was one of two winners in the Test & Measurement sub-category for Electronics in this year’s competition.

The compact U2700A family includes oscilloscopes, a function generator, a digital multimeter, a source measure unit and a switch matrix. Launched over the past 12 months as part of Basic Instruments Division’s suite of value instruments, the U2700A series boasts portability, flexibility with standalone or modular capability, simple set-up, and ease of use.

“Agilent always strives to deliver affordable value-added instruments without compromising measurement functions and quality to serve our customers better,” said Ee Huei-Sin, vice president of Agilent’s Basic Instruments Division. “We are excited and committed to come up with more creative and innovative products as we continue to build our portfolio of instruments.”

More information about Agilent USB modular instruments is available at

 About Agilent Technologies’ Low-Cost Instruments (LCI)

An increasing number of field engineers and technicians worldwide are asking for measurement instruments that can be easily transported for installation and maintenance activities. To meet these needs, instruments must have three key attributes: mobility, accuracy and affordability.

Agilent’s low-cost instrument initiative is focused on providing high-value test equipment in these key areas. Products include bench, handheld and modular devices such as basic power supplies, benchtop and handheld digital multimeters, handheld oscilloscopes, USB data acquisition devices, display testers, Agilent VEE software, and connectivity gateways.

The industry has taken note: These products have won numerous awards over the years. The awards include Elektronik magazine’s Product of the Year, EDN’s Hot 100 Product, analogZONE’s Best Value Portable Test Equipment, Test & Measurement World’s Best in Test category winner and Electrical Construction & Maintenance (EC&M) magazine’s Product of the Year category winner.

September 30, 2009

Agilent Named One of Newsweek’s Greenest American Corporations

Filed under: Awards,Green — janetsmithagilent @ 9:28 pm

Agilent has made the top 50 in Newsweek’s survey of the greenest companies among America’s 500 largest corporations. Agilent came in at No. 37, between Coca-Cola and Gap, and was ranked No. 1 in its subcategory, Industrial Goods. Companies were evaluated on actual environmental performance, policies and reputation. The survey mentioned Agilent’s “exemplary environmental management system and aggressive programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its operations.”

September 21, 2009

Agilent Wins Web Award

Filed under: Awards,Uncategorized — janetsmithagilent @ 10:35 pm

Agilent’s Web site this week received an Outstanding Achievement in Web Development award from the Web Marketing Association for excellence in design, innovation, content, technology, interactivity, copywriting and ease of use. Since 1997, the Web Marketing Association’s annual WebAward competition has set the standard of excellence for Web site development. Independent expert judges from around the world review sites in 96 industries. The best are recognized with a WebAward which helps interactive-Web professionals promote themselves, their companies, and their best work to a global audience. The WebAward competition is the premier award recognition program for Web developers and marketers worldwide.

July 29, 2009

Microwave Microscopy Mode wins R&D 100 Award

Filed under: Awards,Microwave Microscopy Mode — janetsmithagilent @ 10:40 pm

Demonstrating the synergy between an acquired business (atomic force microscopes) and an existing core competency (network analyzers), Agilent’s scanning microwave microscopy mode has been named one of 2009’s most innovative products by R&D magazine. The R&D 100 Awards are among the most prestigious in the high-tech industry.

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