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Agilent 34970A Data Acquisition Control Unit
Agilent 34970A data acquisition switch unit adds performance at a fraction
of the cost of other standalone data acquisition systems.
Measurements you can trust:
We took the measurement engine from
our best-selling benchtop DMM and embedded it inside a 3-slot cardcage.
You get the benefit of proven Agilent measurement performance, universal
inputs with built in signal conditioning, and modular flexibility, all
in a low cost, compact data acquisition package. The Agilent 34970A features
6 ½ digits (22 bits) of resolution, 0.004%basic dcV accuracy,
and ultra-low reading noise. Combine that with scan rates of up to 250
channels/sec, and you've got the speed and accuracy you need to get
the job done right the first time.
Powerful flexibility to get your job done:
Whether you need to measure temperature, ac/dc volts, resistance, frequency
or current, the Agilent 34970A can handle it. The internal autoranging
DMM directly measures 11 different functions, eliminating the need for
expensive external signal conditioning. And our unique design allows complete
per channel configurability for maximum flexibility and quick, easy set
up. It's like having an independent, high performance DMM behind each
Custom configurations that grow with you:
Three module slots and eight switch/control modules allow you to customize
it to meet your unique requirements. Buy only what you
need, and add more modules later as your application grows.
Unequaled ease of use:
From the simplified configuration procedures, to the self guiding front
panel interface, we put in extra time and energy to save yours. Simple
things like on-module screw-terminal connectors, built-in thermocouple
reference junctions, well-organized user documentation full of examples
and hints and a standard "getting-started" kit that will have you making
measurements 15 minutes out of the box -- all add up to increased productivity,
whether you use the instrument every day or only now and then.
Free software to save you time and money:
Now you don't have to spend your valuable time writing or configuring
software. Agilent BenchLink Data Logger software gives you a familiar
Microsoft Windows® interface for test configuration and real-time
data display and analysis. Even better, this full-featured data logging
application is included free with every standard unit.
The Agilent 34970A offers unequaled versatility for your data acquisition
applications. In the past, you had to make a choice. On the one hand,
you could choose the simple operation and low cost of a data logger. On
the other hand, you had the flexibility and higher performance of a modular
data acquisition system. The Agilent 34970A Data Acquisition Switch Unit
gives you the best of both worlds: a simple user interface with low per-channel
cost, modular flexibility and impressive measurement performance.
It's a data logger:
Configured with a 20-channel relay multiplexer, the Agilent 34970A becomes
a powerful, low-cost data logger for simple characterization applications
-- one that's quick to set up and easy to run.
It's a data acquisition front-end:
The Agilent 34970A is an automated test system with excellent measurement
performance -- it has the accuracy, resolution and speed you need.
It's a switch system:
Order the mainframe without the internal DMM and you've got an even lower
cost, high-quality signal routing solution.
Key Features and Specifications
- 3-slot mainframe, offers up to 96 matrix crosspoints or 120 single-ended
- 6 ½-digit (22-bit) internal DMM measures 11 functions without
external signal conditioning
- 8 switch and control plug-in modules
- Agilent BenchLink Data Logger software included
- 50k readings of non-volatile memory holds data when power is removed
- Built-in Agilent-IB and RS-232 interfaces
- Scaling function for converting raw inputs into user-defined units
- Monitor display mode lets you keep an eye on tests in progress
- HI/LO alarm limits on each input channel, plus 4 TTL alarm outputs
- Battery-backed real-time clock for pacing scans and time-stamping