September 16, 2012

Agilent Technologies Introduces High-Bandwidth Accessories for More Durable Oscilloscope Probing


Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) has recently introduced economical semipermanent solder-in probing solutions for its InfiniiMax III oscilloscope probing system. Engineers can use these accessories for high-speed digital system design, component design/characterization and differential serial bus measurements.

Agilent N2838A 25-GHz ZIF (zero insertion force) tips come with plastic sporks to aid in soldering the tips to the device under test. The tip uses a PC board substrate, making it a highly durable and convenient probing solution.


The Agilent N2836A InfiniiMax III 26-GHz solder-in head is an economical semipermanent connection that provides up to 26 GHz of system bandwidth. The ZIF tip and solder-in head come pre-attached with a pair of damping resistors for eliminating the distortion and loading that affect probes with in-band resonances. They are user replaceable, so an engineer with a damaged resistor tip can simply solder a new damping resistor to the tip and quickly resume work.

InfiniiMax III differential active probes offer up to 30 GHz of high-bandwidth performance for measuring differential signals, with superior signal integrity and flexible connectivity solutions for today's high-density integrated circuits and circuit boards. InfiniiMax III probes are compatible with Agilent's Infiniium 90000 X- and Q-Series oscilloscopes.

U.S. Pricing and Availability
The Agilent N2836A solder-in head is now available for $1,200. The N2838A ZIF tip set is now available for $400.

Additional information
Additional information about the N2836A InfiniiMax III solder-in head is available at www.agilent.com/find/N2836A. Additional information about N2838A InfiniiMax III ZIF tips is available at www.agilent.com/find/N2838A. A photograph of the new Agilent InfiniiMax III accessories is available at www.agilent.com/find/InfiniiMaxIIIacc_images.

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 www.agilent.com.