) is collaborating with the University of Michigan to support the
latter's solar-car engineering program.
Agilent will provide some of the latest oscilloscopes,
including a 200-MHz capacitive touch-screen oscilloscope, a
handheld oscilloscope along with a triple-output power
Agilent's new oscilloscopes will help electric engineers and
drivers to view and analyze small signals. The additional color
touch-screen used in these products will help engineers to
differentiate between signals. It will also offer optional
integrated mixed-signal oscilloscope (MSO) capability, used for
extensive verification of electronic product designs and
debugging digital circuits. Hence, these new oscilloscopes will
offer the most accurate measurement.
Additionally, handheld oscilloscope, featuring dual waveform
zoom, a high-resolution VGA TFT LCD display for wide viewing
angles, a fully integrated digital multimeter and data-logging.
These features will help the solar-car team to troubleshoot their
car and subsystems. The triple-output power supply offered by
Agilent will speed up the design process.
The collaboration is expected to be beneficial for the
University students as they will be able to access the latest
technology and address varied challenges in the industry, which
will in turn increase their employability.
Oscilloscopes are used in various technical fields. They are
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. They also play an
important role in the analysis of video quality in televisions
and for monitoring vital functions in electrocardiogram and
The global digital oscilloscope market is forecast to grow at
a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19.4% over the period
2012-2016, according to TechNavio, owing to a surge in demand for
self-monitored and signal storage facilities.
Agilent's success at leading universities comes from its
superior technology and comprehensive portfolio. The company
regularly updates its portfolio to maintain its leadership
Agilent Technologies is a broad-based original equipment
manufacturer of test and measurement equipment. Agilent's
revenues in the third quarter were down 4.6% sequentially and
4.1% year over year to $1.65 billion. However, earnings per share
of 68 cents exceeded the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 6 cents or
9.6%, helped by solid cost management.
Currently, Agilent has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Other stocks
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