Agilent Technologies Inc.
) has introduced upgrades to its InfiniiVision 2000 X-Series
oscilloscopes. Agilent's InfiniiVision 2000 and 3000 X-Series
oscilloscopes were introduced in 2011, which incorporated
advanced technology to be included in affordable instruments.
The new and enhanced InfiniiVision 2000 X-Series models come
with increased memory and a variety of low-cost serial decoding
options for computer and embedded systems designers and
automotive and aerospace manufacturers. The new models offer
bandwidths from 70 MHz to 200 MHz and carry a five-year factory
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. They 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 new oscilloscopes will help engineers to view and
analyze small signals. The additional memory and serial decoding
options used in these products will give engineers more
flexibility and enhance product performance at a lower cost.
The upgrade will also offer optional integrated mixed-signal
oscilloscope (MSO) capability, which is used for extensive
verification of electronic product designs and helps in debugging
digital circuits. Hence, these new oscilloscopes will likely
offer the most accurate measurement.
The global digital oscilloscope market is forecast to grow at
a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19.4% over the period
2012-2016, as per research conducted by TechNavio's analysts,
owing to a surge in demand for self-monitored and signal storage
Agilent is keeping up a steady flow of new products as there
is now an unprecedented demand for wireless connectivity, data
bandwidth and energy-related products stemming from the
proliferation of connected mobile devices.
Agilent Technologies is a broad-based original equipment
manufacturer (OEM) of test and measurement equipment. Agilent's
revenues in the first quarter were down sequentially but up 2.8%
year over year to $1.68 billion. Revenue growth was greatly
helped by the Dako acquisition. Earnings per share of 63 cents
missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 4 cents or 6.0%.
Currently, Agilent has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Other stocks
that have been performing well and are worth considering include
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