Agilent Launches Z-Series Oscilloscopes - Analyst Blog


Agilent Technologies Inc. ( A ) recently introduced Infiniium Z-Series oscilloscopes.

These new and enhanced Z-Series oscilloscopes come with a maximum of 63 GHz real-time oscilloscope bandwidth and can be synchronized to measure up to 40 channels simultaneously. These oscilloscopes will come in 10 models ranging from 20 to 63 GHz, all of which can be upgraded to a bandwidth of 63 GHz.

Oscilloscopes play an important role in the analysis of video quality in televisions, monitoring vital functions in electrocardiogram and electroencephalogram instruments. These are also used extensively for control and sensor monitoring in automotive and aerospace applications, as well as in a broad range of industrial and medical equipment applications.

These oscilloscopes also process significantly faster and feature a next-generation user interface. The increased bandwidth along with low noise will offer more flexibility to engineers and enhance product performance at a lower cost.

The increase in connected mobile devices has led to an unprecedented demand for wireless connectivity, data bandwidth and energy-related products. Agilent is tapping on this enormous opportunity with regular product launches.

Agilent Technologies is a broad-based original equipment manufacturer of test and measurement equipment. The company's revenues in the first quarter were down 2.3% sequentially and 0.06% year over year to $1.68 billion. However, earnings per share of 67 cents exceeded the Zacks Consensus Estimate by a penny due to solid expense control.

Currently, Agilent has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Other stocks that have been performing well and are worth considering include Ametek Inc. ( AME ), Brocade Communications Systems ( BRCD ) and ( PCLN ). All these stocks carry a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).

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