Agilent Technologies Inc.
) recently launched Infiniium 9000 H-Series high-definition
The four new models come in bandwidths of 250 MHz, 500 MHz, 1
GHz and 2 GHz. They offer up to 12-bit vertical resolution and
have the deepest standard memory of up to 100 Mpts per
Oscilloscopes are used in various technical fields. First,
they play an important role in the analysis of video quality in
televisions and for monitoring vital functions in
electrocardiogram and electroencephalogram instruments. These
devices are used extensively for control and sensor monitoring in
automotive applications and in a broad range of industrial and
medical equipment applications.
These new high-definition oscilloscopes will help engineers to
view and analyze small signals. The technology used in these
products reduces the noise level to three times lower than the
traditional 8-bit oscilloscopes. Hence, these new oscilloscopes
will likely offer the most accurate measurement.
The oscilloscope market is forecasted to grow at a compound
annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10% over the period 2010-2014, as
per research conducted by TechNavio's analysts. The oscilloscope
market has also been seeing the continued integration of advanced
Agilent is trying to increase its share of this market that
has gained from the unprecedented rise in demand for wireless
connectivity, data bandwidth and energy-related products.
Management is trying to grow its market share by introducing
new and better products and fight off competition from companies
Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.
) among others.
Agilent Technologies is a broad-based OEM of test and
measurement equipment. The company's fourth quarter earnings beat
the Zacks Consensus Estimate on both the top and bottom lines.
However, uncertain macro conditions, particularly in the U.S. and
Europe and a softer-than-expected earnings guidance increased
concerns regarding near-term performance.
Hence, Agilent has a Zacks #5 Rank (Strong Sell).
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