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Agilent offers 6 1/2 digit digital multimeters

Posted: 05 Jul 2013     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Agilent Technologies  digital multimeter  34461A DMM  34401A DMM  Truevolt 

Agilent Technologies Inc. has announced the Truevolt Series digital multimeters (DMM) that claim to help engineers see their measurement data in new ways, get actionable information faster, and document their results more easily. According to the company, the exclusive Truevolt technology cuts extraneous factors such as noise, injected current and input bias current for increased measurement confidence.

The Agilent 34461A DMM is a direct replacement for the Agilent 34401A DMM, and was designed to make migration easy for current users of the 34401A. The Agilent 34460A offers engineers a basic entry point to the 6 1/2 digit class of DMMs.

Compared with the 34401A DMM, the 34461A offers expanded current ranges from 100µA to 10A. Both the 34460A and 34461A have a temperature measurement function (RTD/PT100, thermistor) and expanded diode measurement capability to allow engineers to measure a larger full-scale voltage (5V) so they can test more diode types such as LEDs.

Most DMMs show results on a low-resolution numeric display. With the Agilent Truevolt series, engineers get a 4.3in, high-resolution, color display to view numerical readings, long-term trends (34461A only), measurement histograms and statistical information. They can also set display preferences and pull them up automatically the next time they start up the instrument.

Driverless easy file access USB file transfer provides simple USB connectivity between an Agilent Truevolt DMM and a PC, using the standard USB media transfer protocol. Engineers can drag and drop measurement data, instrument settings and screen images into PC applications without any additional software.

The Digital Multimeter Connectivity Utility software lets engineers control, capture and view the Agilent DMMs on their benches. With a single click they can transfer data to a PC via USB, GPIB, LAN or RS-232 (when used with older-generation Agilent DMMs).

Agilent Truevolt series DMMs are available. The 34460A sells for Rs.51,358.70 ($945), the 34461A for Rs.59,510.87 ($1,095).

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