Scopes upgraded to 1GHz

Agilent Technologies has added four 1GHz models to its InfiniiVision 3000 X-Series oscilloscope range.

According to the company, the move addresses the most popular customer request for the family. The 1GHz scopes are available in DSO and MSO formats and with two or four channels. Agilent has also added a three digit voltmeter and a five digit counter, both using regular oscilloscope probes. Peter Kasenbacher, EMEA product line manager for high volume oscilloscopes, said that a 1GHz scope was once an advanced product. "Now, it's available in a bench top device." In addition, Agilent has unveiled a new 1GHz active probe. The N2795A probe is designed to match the performance needs of 3000 X-Series scopes, but at a price comparable to equivalent bandwidth passive probes and without impedance trade offs.