|[August 21, 2013]
TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies and University of Michigan Collaborate on Worldwide Solar-Car Competition
SANTA CLARA, Calif. & ANN ARBOR, Mich. --(Business Wire)--
Agilent (News - Alert) Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) and the University of Michigan today
announced Agilent's support of the university's solar-car team. Agilent
will provide a 200-MHz capacitive touch-screen oscilloscope as well as a
handheld oscilloscope and a triple-output power supply to support the
team's solar-car engineering program, from design through competition.
University of Michigan engineering students prepare solar car, designed with the help of Agilent instruments, for World Solar Challenge in Australia, Oct. 6. (Photo: Business Wire)
Forty-seven teams�from�26 countries�will gather in Australia on Oct. 6
for the 2013 World Solar Challenge, the world's largest competition for
solar electric vehicles. The 3000-kilometer race from Darwin to Adelaide
requires that each car get 100 percent of its energy from the sun or
from the kinetic energy of the vehicle. Additional information is
available at www.worldsolarchallenge.org.
University of Michigan solar car photos are available at www.agilent.com/find/solarcar_images.
"The new Agilent oscilloscope is incredibly accurate and reliable,
offering a lot more measuring options. The color touch screen makes it
very easy to use and differentiate between signals. We've already used
it to analyze multiple signals from the motor and debug several driver
interface boards," said Sarah Spitzer, electrical engineer and driver on
the solar-car team. "The portable oscilloscope will allow for roadside
debugging. Additionally, the triple-output power supply allows us to
power the testing bus while simultaneously testing other individual
InfiniiVision 4000 X-Series oscilloscopes are ideal tools for
advanced teaching and instructional laboratories. Agilent's
InfiniiVision MSOX4024A, a 350-MHz oscilloscope with four analog
channels and 16 digital channels, will accelerate the design, prototype
and testing stages of the program. Students will experience how
Agilent's industry-leading 1-million-waveforms/sec update rate,
segmented memory and MegaZoom IV smart memory technology provide faster
insight into signal behavior. They will experience the enhanced
usability of the industry's largest capacitive touch display (12.1
inches) and innovative InfiniiScan Zone touch trigger capability.
Additionally, these students will be able to take advantage of the
unique integration of five instruments in one box: oscilloscope, logic
analyzer, serial protocol analyzer, WaveGen 20-MHz dual-channel
function/arbitrary waveform generator and three-digit DVM.
Designed with field use in mind, the 200-MHz Agilent U1620A
isolated channels handheld oscilloscope will provide the
university's team with dual waveform zoom, a high-resolution VGA TFT LCD
display for wide viewing angles, a fully integrated digital multimeter,
and data-logging features. The scope's advanced user interface and
capabilities will help the team troubleshoot their car and subsystems
effectively and efficiently.
The Agilent U8031A
375W triple-output power supply delivers unparalleled performance,
and it will allow the team to view current and voltage at the same time,
speeding up the design process.
"Agilent is delighted to support the student solar-car team at
University of Michigan to help them address the kinds of challenges they
will encounter in industry," said King Parsons (News - Alert), Oscilloscope and
Protocol Division Business Development Manager for Agilent's Electronic
are available in a variety of form factors, from 20 MHz to 90 GHz,
offering industry-leading specifications and powerful applications.
About the University of Michigan
The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of
Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating,
preserving and applying knowledge, art and academic values, and in
developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and
enrich the future. www.umich.edu.
About Agilent Technologies (News - Alert)
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world's premier measurement
company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences,
diagnostics, electronics and communications. The company's 20,500
employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had
revenues of $6.9 billion in fiscal 2012. Information about Agilent is
available at www.agilent.com.
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