In its recently released analysis of the oscilloscope market, Frost & Sullivan ranked Agilent as the market leader and awarded it the 2011 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Company of the Year. Frost & Sullivan gives this award to the company "that has demonstrated superior entrepreneurial ability in the industry." Agilent was recognized not only for its high-end scope contributions, but also for its products in all segments of the scope market and its participation in technology standards groups.
It's been a big year for scopes, with Agilent and LeCroy going toe to toe in the bandwidth race and Tektronix rolling six new scopes so far this year. The high-end scopes get a lot of play in the engineering publications, but how important are they to you? Recently, LeCroy tipped its plans to reach 100GHz bandwidth by next year.
So, I'm wondering: Is that the most important thing to you or would you rather see improvements in the user interface? Automated test features? Sound off below.