Agilent Technologies Inc
) recently introduced M9099 Waveform Creator, a modular software
application that supports both analog and digital formats for the
Agilent M9381A PXIe Vector Signal Generator. M9099 finds special
usage in satellite communications, academic research, testing of
defense equipments and so on.
Signal generators are electronic devices that generate repeating
or non-repeating signals in either analog or digital domains.
These signals are in the form of waves. The signals are then
introduced into a device and tested. They are also known as
function generators, arbitrary waveform generators, and function
M9099 is the latest addition to Agilent's modular products
family. It supports different waveforms. M9099 provides a simple
and easy environment that enhances productivity and reduces time
to deployment through improved connectivity.
Agilent is mainly involved in the manufacturing of measuring
instruments. Its Life Science segment offers liquid
chromatography systems, columns, tools and components. The
Chemical Analysis segment, on the other hand, offers gas
chromatography systems, tools and components. Agilent recently
entered into an agreement with ABC Instrumentacion Analytica to
acquire its assets. This acquisition is expected to be complete
Agilent's revenues in the third quarter were down 4.6%
sequentially and 4.1% year over year to $1.65 billion. The lion's
share of revenues came from the Asia/Pacific region, which
contributed 39%, followed by the Americas with 35% share and
Europe, which accounted for the balance.
Though all three regions declined from the last quarter, the
decline was greatest in the Americas (down 5.6%), followed by the
Asia/Pacific (down 4.9%) and Europe (down 2.8%). The Americas
dropped 14.3% year over year, Asia/Pacific remained flattish
while Europe was up 6%. However, earnings per share of 68 cents
beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 6 cents or 9.6%, helped by
solid cost management.
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