Agilent Technologies has introduced two additional modules for its 34980A multifunction switch/measure unit.
The modules extend this solution's high-performance capabilities with even higher switching density and flexible measurements with automatic surge protection. These high-density modules are a cost-effective alternative to PXI and VXI test platforms.
The modules are Agilent Technologies' next step in a series of enhancements to the Agilent 34980A multifunction switch/measure unit.
They give R&D and manufacturing engineers in the aerospace/defence, consumer electronics, computers and peripherals, communications, semiconductor and automotive industries the flexibility to route low-frequency signals between stimulus, DUT (device under test) and measurement equipment when designing high pin-count tests.
"Our customers value the cost-effectiveness and ease of integrating the Agilent 34980A multifunction switch/measure unit," said Agilent Technologies' Gary Whitman, Vice President and General Manager, System Products Division. "
For customers who require even more flexibility in their high-density designs, switching units must be cost-effective and provide high-density switching options with high speed, performance and easy integration. These new modules deliver on all of those requirements at the same time."
The Agilent 34934A 512 cross-point reed matrix features high-density switching with low-level signal capability and a patent-pending automatic surge protection upon switch closure.
This, coupled with the row disconnect feature for minimising capacitance on multimodule configurations, ensures high-quality, high-speed measurements in high pin-count applications.
The Agilent 34939A 64 Channel Form A switch offers high-density SPST switching for device actuation and switching loads or power supplies. Both modules, together with the 19 modules already offered, comprise a high-performance family of 8-slot mainframe switches with built-in DMM.
The switches have 11 measurement functions and mix-and-match, plug-in modules that allow customers to create custom configurations.
R&D and manufacturing engineers can mix and match any of these 21 modules to create all the functionality required in a single, compact box.
Features of the Agilent 34980A multifunction switch/measure unit include:
- Front-panel or software-controlled unit
- Graphical Web interface for quick setup and troubleshooting
- Easy connections with standard Dsub cables or screw terminal blocks
- High-speed switching with up to 500 switch sequences stored in non-volatile memory
- Relay cycle counter to monitor end of switch life
- LXI Class C compliance with standard LAN, USB and GPIB interfaces