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New Agilent precision low-noise power sources for electronics industry and research

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Agilent Technologies  introduces two new low-noise power sources for applications in electronics and research.

Part of the Agilent B2900A precision instrument family, the one-channel B2961A and the two-channel B2962A function as revolutionary power supplies for precision low-noise voltage/current sourcing.

Power supplies and power sources primarily find use in electronic test and evaluation applications. The strong demand for lower power consumption and higher data rates requires more subtle and sensitive signals to be managed to fully characterise the devices or samples under test. Consequently, modern test equipment must meet stringent requirements for higher precision or lower noise, needing power supplies and sources to address increasingly difficult challenges.

Agilent's new power sources incorporate precision, revolutionary performance and innovative sourcing capabilities beyond just a DC power source for every research and industry area.

Key features of Agilent's B2961A/B2962A power supplies:

  • Class-leading 6.5 digit and 100 nV/10 fA resolutions enable more precise test and evaluation for higher bit ADCs or DACs
  • 10μVrms noise performance or 1 nVrms/vHz at 10 kHz using optional ultra-low-noise filter
  • Wide bipolar operating ranges up to 210 V/3 A DC or 10.5 A pulse to cover broad applications
  • More innovative sourcing functions
  • Intuitive graphical user interface on a 4.3-inch colour LCD that includes a time-domain voltage/current waveform viewer and waveform preview
  • Precision arbitrary waveform generation supports six predefined common waveforms and a user-defined waveform at a frequency range of 10 mHz to 10 kHz
  • Programmable output resistance with emulation of DC voltage/current output characteristics
  • Built-in 4.5-digit voltage/current monitor performs interactive testing and debugging quicker than conventional power supplies

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