AGILENT Technologies has announced online access to three operational instruments, compatible with the LAN eXtensions for Instrumentation (LXI) standard, through the instruments' built-in Web pages.
From their desktops, visitors to the "LXI Live" Web site can interact with each product, viewing actual Web pages that display information such as product description, functionality and configuration.
This type of remote, Web-based access to a measurement system illustrates the distributed, global test capabilities enabled by LXI-compliant products.
LXI Live lets anyone using a Java-enabled browser explore the interactive Web pages that are built into and served by the LXI-compliant instruments.
The address for LXI Live is http://www.get.agilent.com/webinstrument. To view the interactive instrument pages, a visitor's Web browser must be able to run Java applets.
Currently, two identical groups of instruments are accessible via the Web site, allowing visitors to monitor two "environments" live. Each set includes an Agilent 34410A digital multimeter (DMM), an L4433A dual 4x8 cross-point matrix and an L4451A four-channel digital-to-analog converter (DAC).
The Agilent L4451A DAC provides a 60Hz sine wave with a dc offset, and the L4433A switch matrix routes this signal to the 34410A DMM for measurement.
The Agilent 34410A "Browser Web Control" page shows a replica of the instrument's numeric readout, which changes in real time as the input voltage fluctuates. The 34410A and the L4400 family are also part of Agilent Open.
Agilent Open is a versatile combination of test system hardware, I/O and software tools. It accelerates the creation of streamlined test systems that are easy to enhance and maintain by giving greater choice in measurements, connectivity and programming.
Using these advantages, engineering teams have more time to focus on what matters most -- the performance, reliability and delivery of their product.