Santa Clara, Calif. Agilent Technologies Inc. has introduced its BenchLink Data Logger Pro software for the Agilent 34970A and 34980A data acquisition/switch units. This software enables advanced data-logging tasks with decision-making and limited checking, and requires no programming. The new release targets engineers, who are acquiring data for design verification and simple automated tests in electronics, automotive, aerospace/defense, medical, communications and computer industries.
Using the BenchLink Data Logger Pro software, engineers can perform advanced data logging in a matter of minutes, according to Agilent. When the process is initiated, the data is collected, evaluated and acted on in real time. This new software supports both of Agilent's 34970A and 34980A data acquisition/switch units and their plug-in modules. The software can control these instruments, and with action scripts it has the capability to send SCPI commands to other instruments connected to the PC.
The 34970A is a 3-slot data acquisition unit with an integrated 6-1/2 digit digital multimeter (DMM) and offers nine different plug-in modules. It can provide up to 120 measurement channels. The 34980A is an 8-slot switch/measure unit with an integrated 6-1/2 digit DMM and offers 19 different plug-in modules with high-performance switching to 20 GHz, digital I/O, D/A converters, and counter/totalizer capabilities.
Pricing: The Agilent 34971A and 34981A Data Acquisition Pro Bundles combine the data acquisition unit with the commonly used multiplexer and Data Logger Pro software for a savings of $100 off the combined price. The 34830A BenchLink Data Logger Pro software is priced at $795. The 34832A software costs $995. The 34970A 3-slot data acquisition unit with DMM is priced from $1,527 and the 34980A 8-slot switch/measure unit with DMM offers a starting price of $2,395.
Availability: The 34830A and 34832A BenchLink Data Logger Pro software and a free 30-day trial download are available at 34830A and 34832A
Agilent Technologies Inc., 1-800-829-4444, item number 8175. www.agilent.com