Agilent expands PXI Digital Multimeter offering with low-cost PXI digital multimeter
K C Krishnadas
- TechOnline - September 28, 2011
The M9181A gives test engineers in aerospace/defense, electronic manufacturing, and automotive industries an economical PXI DMM alternative.
Agilent Technologies has introduced the M9181A digital multimeter, complementing its family of PXI DMMs. The new 6½ digit PXI DMM offers basic measurement features and with it, test engineers in aerospace/defense, electronic manufacturing, and automotive industries now have an economical PXI DMM alternative.
The M9181A 6½ digit PXI DMM measures common parameters such as DCV, DCI, ACV, ACI, and two- and four-wire resistance. The DMM offers 90-parts-per-million basic DCV and 800-parts-per-million basic ACV one-year accuracies and inputs up to 200 volts.
The M9181A DMM is compatible with PXI, PXI Hybrid and CompactPCI® instrument mainframes, including Agilent’s PXI chassis & accessories.
“The M9181A PXI DMM is complementary to our high-speed family of PXI DMMs providing a lower cost solution for basic measurements. Like our family of bench and system DMMs, this new PXI DMM delivers results that today’s test industry demands,” said Gary Whitman, vice president and general manager of Agilent’s System Products Division.
Each PXI DMM ships with a full suite of software to enable system integration regardless of what software environment end-users have on their PCs. An intuitive software front panel enables DMM setup, measurement and system troubleshooting without programming. The DMMs include IVI-COM, IVI-C and LabVIEW G-drivers that are compatible with C++, Visual Basic, LabVIEW, and many other PC software environments.
U.S. Pricing and Availability
Pricing for the Agilent M9181A 6½ digit, basic features DMM starts at $995. The instrument can be ordered now, with shipments beginning in October.
For more information on Agilent’s new M9181A PXI DMM, go to www.agilent.com/find/M9181A
For more information on Agilent’s family of PXI DMMs, go to www.agilent.com/find/PXI-DMM
For more information on Agilent’s entire family of PXI products, go to www.agilent.com/find/PXI