Agilent Technologies Inc.
) has launched its latest USB power sensor, the U2020 X-series.
With the capacity to measure both average and peak power levels,
the device may be plugged into a computer through a USB port,
facilitating readings. Agilent has improved on the accuracy and
reliability of its testing platform in successive generations of
Agilent's latest USB power sensor offers 3,500 readings per
second, a significant improvement over the roughly 1000 readings
per second of the earlier version. Therefore, the device should be
extremely useful to technicians and engineers, ensuring a high
level of accuracy and reliability of test results at significantly
Agilent Technologies is a broad-based original equipment
manufacturer (OEM) of test and measurement equipment and a
technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, electronics
Agilent provides compact solutions for production testing of
wireless components, during the research and development of
wireless components and for installation and maintenance of base
Agilent is currently the leading supplier of test and
measurement tools for electronics and communications markets, as
more than half of the mobile phones manufactured are being tested
with Agilent's solutions (company sources).
In aerospace and defense markets, Agilent's test solutions are
used in the latest electronic systems such as avionics, radar,
communication systems, satellite, surveillance and GPS. The company
also provides test solutions to other markets such as food testing
and agriculture, clinical research, environmental, semiconductor,
pharmaceutical, materials testing and research and academics among
Agilent's testing systems have proved effective in the past,
enabling it to build a strong position for itself. The electronic
measurement segment has been improving over the last few quarters
as Agilent has been launching quite a few new products.
Agilent's revenue in the second quarter of 2012 was up 6.0%
sequentially and 3.3% year over year, better than management's
expectations of a 4-5% sequential increase ($1.70 billion to $1.72
billion). Currency was a slight negative in the year-over-year
Currently, Agilent Technologies Inc. has a Zacks Rank of #3,
implying a short-term 'Hold' recommendation.
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