The six models in the Infiniium 9000 series of mixed-signal and digital oscilloscopes offer the broadest measurement capability with true analog bandwidths up to 4 GHz, impressive scope performance, and built-in logic and protocol analysis, according to the company. Equipped with what Agilent is calling the industry’s largest screen, a 15-in. XGA LCD, the portable scopes are just 9 in. deep and weigh only 25 lb.

The 9000 series represents the world’s first scopes with integrated logic analysis channels and a protocol analyzer viewer for buses such as PCI Express and USB, the company says. These integrated features extend scope functionality, making it easier for engineers to test complex designs and giving companies higher oscilloscope utilization for better return on capital equipment.

Also, the Infiniium 9000 scopes boast the world’s fastest integrated digital channels, running at 2 Gsamples/s, Agilent says. This provides a rich set of mixed-signal oscilloscope (MSO) trigger conditions for more accurate analysis of timing relationships between control signals and data buses. Its in-scope protocol viewer for PCI Express and USB enables engineers to extend their debug and test capabilities without finding and hooking up additional test equipment.

Packed with numerous general-purpose measurements and analysis features, the scopes can be customized with a number of unique software options. Supported application packages provide insight into common serial buses, FPGAs, and RF measurements while allowing for rapid compliance testing to industry standards. There are 25 optional applications available.

The 15-in. displays provide 57% more display area than scopes with 12-in. displays. Large displays are becoming increasingly important as scopes need more space to display digital and serial signals in addition to traditional scope channels. Designed with ASICs and Xilinx Virtex-5 technology, these scopes are the thinnest, lightest, and most portable in their class, suiting teams that share a scope, according to Agilent.

The 1-GHz DSO 9104A and MSO 9104A cost $19,900 and $23,000, respectively. The 2.5-GHz DSO9254A and MSO 9254A cost $27,900 and $31,900, respectively. And, the 4-GHz DSO 9494A and MSO9494A cost $37,500 and $41,500, respectively.