May 8, 2013

Agilent Technologies Introduces One-Box Connectivity Solution for Easy GPIB, USB, and RS-232 Electronic Test Instrument Control over LAN

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) recently announced the Agilent E5810B LAN/GPIB/USB gateway, the next-generation replacement for the E5810A with added USB capability. The new gateway allows users to connect and control, over a standard local-area network, up to 14 GPIB instruments, up to four USB instruments via a self-powered hub, and an RS-232 instrument.

With the gateway's improved GPIB transfer rate of 1.2 MB/s, engineers can reduce test time and improve production. The E5810B supports 1000BASE-T (1 Gigabit) LAN/Ethernet as well as 100BASE-TX and 10BASE-T to meet the demands of higher network bandwidth.

Designed for ease of use, the E5810B comes with a built-in LCD display, allowing users to check the IP address of the gateway for quick setup. Users can easily configure the gateway via a password-protected Web interface.

The E5810B allows multiple users in different locations to access a centrally located test system. Connecting a wireless router to the E5810B enables engineers to wirelessly control instruments from a PC where LAN connection is unavailable or inconvenient.

"With this fast, efficient one-box connectivity solution, engineers can effortlessly control a broad range of instruments simultaneously over standard LANs," said Ee Huei Sin, vice president, Agilent's Basic Instruments Division. "The E5810B's versatility makes it ideal for system integrations, shared test systems in R&D, design verification and manufacturing environments."

U.S. Pricing and Additional Information
The E5810B LAN/GPIB/USB gateway is now available worldwide and is priced at $1,165. Information on the E5810B is available at High-resolution images are available at

About Agilent GPIB, USB and Instrument Control Products
Agilent has an extensive selection of products that allow users to connect test-and-measurement instruments to a PC or laptop, from current industry-standard interfaces (GPIB and RS-232) to PC-standard interfaces (PCI/PCIe(r), USB and LAN).

These instrument control products enable easy connection based on simple plug-and-play setup and configuration. Through the use of industry-standard I/O libraries, they allow easy integration of existing instruments and software programs in a single system, even when using multiple instrument vendors.

To find out more about Agilent instrument control products, visit

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 20,500 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had revenues of $6.9 billion in fiscal 2012. Information about Agilent is available at

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