Easily arrange and rearrange your tests

Easily arrange and
rearrange your tests
Agilent’s USB modular instruments
and USB data acquisition
modules make it possible
Easily arrange and rearrange your tests
Easily arrange and rearrange your tests
One day you’re working on the bench and the next you’re working offsite. On the bench, you may need a
small system in a compact chassis. Offsite, you may want to carry two or three essential instruments in your
briefcase along with a laptop PC. Agilent’s growing family of USB-based modular instruments is designed
to support a variety of applications—electronic functional test, product and process troubleshooting, data
acquisition, data logging, educational settings and more.
These paperback-sized modules provide the flexibility of standalone or chassis-based operation, letting you
easily measure, analyze and move on to your next challenge. Kick start your measurements with a USB
interface to your PC and the familiar, easy-to-use soft front panel—the feature-packed Agilent Measurement
Manager (AMM) software included with each instrument. You can easily arrange and rearrange your
configuration as your needs change from day to day.
Agilent USB Modular Instruments
Put a bench in your bag
The next time you’re called out to solve tough problems in electronic
products or processes, leave the bulky transit cases behind. With Agilent’s
USB modular instrument (MI) family, you can easily carry powerful test
gear in your bag along with your laptop PC.
Our line of MIs includes two oscilloscopes, a DMM, a function generator
with arbitrary waveform capability, a source/measure unit and a 4x8
switch matrix. All provide USB 2.0 connectivity (with USBTMC-USB488
standard) and plug-and-play simplicity for easy use on the go or on the
bench.
Product descriptions begin on page 4.
Agilent USB Data Acquisition
Control, acquire, measure, evolve
The USB data acquisition (DAQ) family gives you the choice and flexibility to create solutions that evolve and expand
according to your changing measurement needs. You can quickly and easily acquire, measure and analyze data from
electrical, mechanical, physical and acoustical phenomena.
The DAQ series includes multifunction measurement modules, simultaneous-sampling measurement modules, two
types of digital input/output (DIO) devices, and a thermocouple input. All can be used side-by-side with Agilent USB
MI modules—standalone or in the six-slot chassis. All modules provide USB 2.0 connectivity (with USBTMC-USB488
standard) and plug-and-play simplicity.
Product descriptions and comparisons begin on page 14.
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Agilent Measurement Manager
The Agilent Measurement Manager (AMM) software is an application data viewer designed to help you perform quick
configuration and measurement acquisition. Through individual windows on your PC screen, the AMM software
provides a user-friendly front-panel interface for Agilent´s USB Modular Data Acquisition modules (U2300A Series,
U2500A Series, U2600A Series), U2700A Series USB Modular Instruments including U2781A instrument chassis and
U2802A thermocouple signal conditioning to enable flexible analysis of measured data. This software include two
special features - the command logger and code converter capabilities to further ease your programming tasks,
which are available for all USB modular products.
Capture and review
configuration
commands or convert
the commands to
snippets of VEE, VB,
C++, and C# codes
Convert Command Logger
files to snippets of VEE,
VB, C++, and C# codes
Hardware requirements
Processor
1.6 GHz Pentium® IV or higher
Operating System
One of the following Microsoft® Windows®
versions:
Windows® XP Professional or Home
edition (Service Pack 1 or later)
Windows® Vista 32-bit (Business,
Ultimate, Enterprise, Home Basic, and
Home Premium edition)
Hard Disk Space
1 GB
RAM
512 MB or higher recommended
Video
Super VGA (800 x 600), 256 colors or more
Software requirements
[1]
Agilent IO Libraries Suite 15.1 or higher
[2]
Agilent T&M Toolkit Runtime version 2.1
[2]
Agilent T&M Toolkit Redistributable Package 2.1 patch
[2]
Microsoft® .NET Framework version 2.0
For more information, please see www.agilent.com/find/AMM.
[1] Available on the Agilent Automation-Ready CD-ROM.
[2] Bundled with Agilent Measurement Manager software application installer.
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Agilent Measurement Manager
A familiar interface
USB MI, U2701A/02A oscilloscopes
USB Modular Instruments: Put a bench in your bag
Waveform measurement and analysis
U2701A/U2702A USB modular two-channel oscilloscopes
These USB scopes are available with bandwidths of either 100 MHz (U2701A) or 200 MHz (U2702A). Both provide
500 MSa/s sampling and 16 Mpts of memory per channel (1 GSa/s and 32 Mpts with two channels interleaved) to
help you gain better insight into signal details. Advanced analysis capabilities built into the AMM scope software
include waveform math and FFT with windowing. Other advanced features include:
Normal, averaging and peak-detect acquisition modes
Advanced triggering including edge, pulse width and
line-selectable video
Manual, auto and tracking cursors with DT, DV and
frequency measurements
Over 25 measurement and math functions
1,024-point FFT with Hanning, Hamming, BlackmanHarris, Rectangular and Flat Top windowing functions
Dual-screen display with FFT function and keyboard
shortcut keys (with AMM software)
With the included IVI-COM drivers, these scopes are compatible with popular development environments including
Agilent VEE, Microsoft® Visual Studio® .NET, C/C++ and Visual Basic 6, the Microsoft .NET Framework and LabVIEW.
Their small size makes these scopes ideal for standalone bench use as well as integration into system solutions with
the U2781A chassis. Hi-Speed USB 2.0 compatibility makes connection to a PC quick and easy.
For complete specifications of U2701A/U2702A, please download the datasheet from www.agilent.com/find/usbscope.
Accessories
Each scope includes an AC/DC adapter, a USB StandardA to Mini-B interface cable and a passive probe (N2862A
with U2701A; N2863A with U2702A). The table presents
optional items that may be useful to you.
Item
105.00 x 175.00 x 25.00 mm without bumpers
(4.13 x 6.89 x 0.98 in )
Model number
1:1 20 MHz passive probe
10070C
10:1 150 MHz passive probe, 1.2 m (for U2701A)
N2862A
10:1 300 MHz passive probe, 1.2 m (for U2702A)
N2863A
Six-slot USB MI chassis
Dimensions (W x D x H)
117.00 x 180.00 x 41.00 mm with rubber bumpers
(4.61 x 7.09 x 1.61 in)
U2781A
BNC cable
U2921A-100
USB secure cable, 2 m
U2921A-101
N2862A, 10:1 150
MHz passive probe,
1.2 m (for U2701A)
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10070C, 1:1 20
MHz passive probe
USB MI, U2701A/02A oscilloscopes
Measure waveforms quickly and easily with the instrumentlike AMM interface.
Capture waveforms with capabilities such as edge, pulsewidth and TV triggering.
Simplify waveform analysis with automatic measurements
such as rise time and duty cycle, and the measurement
results panel.
Explore frequency domain characteristics of measured
waveforms using FFT analysis (with five windowing
functions) and search for peak values of the FFT.
Capture signal details effectively with deep memory.
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USB MI, U2741A DMM
USB Modular Instruments: Put a bench in your bag
Fundamental measurements with 5½ digits
U2741A USB modular digital multimeter
The U2741A USB DMM provides a broad range of essential features and 10 measurement functions: DC voltage and
DC current; true-RMS AC voltage and AC current; two- and four-wire resistance; frequency; diode test; continuity; and
temperature.
Make fast measurements with up to 100
readings/second
Measure up to 300 Vdc with 5½ digits resolution
Utilize wide measurement ranges: 100 mVdc to 300
Vdc and 10 mA to 2 A
Dual display mode allows viewing of second
measurement (temperature or frequency)
Integrated data logging capability
Bundled AMM software is made even easier with
keyboard shortcut keys
With the included IVI-COM drivers, this DMM is compatible with a variety of popular development environments. The
U2741A is ready to be programmed directly using SCPI commands, and the included Command Logger and Code
Converter tools simplify programming tasks.
Its small size makes this DMM ideal for standalone use on the bench as well as integration into system solutions.
Flexible chassis triggering (master/slave/star/none) enables effective multi-DMM systems.
For complete specifications of U2741A, please download the datasheet from www.agilent.com/find/U2741A.
Accessories
The DMM includes an AC/DC adapter, a USB StandardA to Mini-B interface cable, test leads and an L-mount kit
(for use in the U2781A chassis). The table summarizes
additional items that may be useful to you.
Item
Model number
Test lead set
34138A
Temperature thermistor probe
E2308A
Six-slot USB MI chassis
U2781A
USB secure cable, 2 m
U2921A-101
34138A, test lead set
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Dimensions (W x D x H)
117.00 x 180.00 x 41.00 mm with rubber bumpers
(4.61 x 7.09 x 1.61 in)
105.00 x 175.00 x 25.00 mm without bumpers
(4.13 x 6.89 x 0.98 in )
USB MI, U2741A DMM
Simplify multitasking, or easily view multiple screens at
once, with AMM’s “compact” mode.
View voltage along with time using the “dual display”
mode.
Perform data logging for capture and analysis of
long-term events.
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USB MI, U2761A function generator
USB Modular Instruments: Put a bench in your bag
Basic signals and arbitrary waveforms
U2761A USB modular one-channel function generator
The U2761A USB function generator offers eleven standard signals as well as arbitrary waveforms. It relies on direct
digital synthesis (DDS) to create stable, accurate output of low-distortion sine waves. The U2761A also provides square
waves with fast rise and fall times up to 20 MHz and linear ramps up to 200 kHz. For simulation of real-world signals,
use the waveform editor to create arbitrary waveforms with 14-bit resolution up to 200 kHz.
10 mVpp to 10 Vpp amplitude range
Pulse generation with variable period, pulse width and
amplitude
Ramp, triangle, noise and DC waveforms
AM, FM, PM, ASK, FSK, PSK signals
64 Kpt, 50 MSa/s arbitrary waveforms are customizable
through the waveform editor
Internal modulation eliminates the need for a separate modulation source. Linear and logarithmic sweeps are also built
in, with sweep rates from 1 ms to 500 s.
With the included IVI-COM drivers, this instrument is compatible with popular development environments. Hi-Speed
USB 2.0 compatibility makes connection to a PC quick and easy.
For complete specifications of U2761A, please download the datasheet from www.agilent.com/find/U2761A.
Accessories
The function generator includes an AC/DC adapter, a USB
Standard-A to Mini-B interface cable and an L-mount kit
(for use in the U2781A chassis). The table presents three
more items that may be useful.
Item
Six-slot USB MI chassis
Dimensions (W x D x H)
117.00 x 180.00 x 41.00 mm with rubber bumpers
(4.61 x 7.09 x 1.61 in)
105.00 x 175.00 x 25.00 mm without bumpers
(4.13 x 6.89 x 0.98 in )
Model number
U2781A
BNC cable
U2921A-100
USB secure cable, 2 m
U2921A-101
U2921A-100, BNC cable
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U2921A-101,
USB secure cable, 2 m
Visualise modulated waveforms as you define their
parameters
Generate pulses with variable period, width and amplitude
Define or draw your required arbitrary waveform using the
waveform editor.
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Utilize the 11 standard signals as well as arbitrary
waveforms.
USB MI, U2761A function generator
Quickly set up a variety of waveforms through the
familiar AMM interface
USB MI, U2722A/U2723A source measure unit
USB Modular Instruments: Put a bench in your bag
Voltage and current programming and readback
U2722A/U2723A USB modular source measure unit
The three-channel U2722A and its enhanced version, the U2723A are more than just power supplies – each delivers
±20 V and ±120 mA per channel with fast response time. The U2722A/U2723A also provides voltage and current
programming/readback with high-accuracy measurement capabilities. The U2722A/U2723A is also capable of fourquadrant operation, acting as a current source and current sink (load) across its ±20 V output range. Its measurement
capabilities provide 0.1% accuracy and 100 pA sensitivity.
Four-quadrant operation (± 20 V, ± 120 mA)
100 pA measurement sensitivity with 16-bit resolution
0.1% basic accuracy
Embedded test script (able to support three channels with
coherent source and measurement capabilities) (for
U2723A)
IV Curve application support in the Agilent Measurement
Manager software (for U2723A)
Faster rise/fall time (for U2723A)
Supports SCPI and IVI-COM
Each of the three channels may be configured separately or in a matrix—in series or parallel. These versatile SMUs
allows you to perform sweep and measurement with just a single device
without extra configurations.
Fixture for semiconductor testing
The U2941A parametric test fixture enables testing of pin-through-hole
semiconductor components, with the U2722A/U2723A. The included
Parametric Measurement Manager software also supports the U2751A
switch matrix when used with the U2722A/U2723A.
For complete specifications of the source measure units and the parametric test fixture, please download the datasheets
from www.agilent.com/find/U2723A and www.agilent.com/find/U2941A respectively.
Accessories
The SMU includes an AC/DC adapter, a USB Standard-A
to Mini-B interface cable, plug-in connectors and cable
casing, and an L-mount kit (for use in the U2781A chassis).
The table presents three more items that may be useful.
Item
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Model number
Parametric test fixture
U2941A
Six-slot USB MI chassis
U2781A
USB secure cable, 2 m
U2921A-101
Dimensions (W x D x H)
117.00 x 180.00 x 66.00 mm with rubber bumpers
(4.61 x 7.09 x 2.60 in)
105.00 x 175.00 x 50.00 mm without bumpers
(4.13 x 6.89 x 1.97 in )
USB MI, U2722A/U2723A source measure unit
Configure all three channels separately to source or measure
voltage or current.
Combine channels for serial or parallel output.
Perform short- and open-circuit testing through the
resistance control capability.
Use the stepping mode to control U2722A/U2723A
outputs (or measurements) as a function of time.
View the IV curve graph with just a click of a button
(for U2723A)
Pre-define test configurations or duplicate tests easily with
embedded test scripts (for U2723A)
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USB MI, U2751A switch matrix
USB Modular Instruments: Put a bench in your bag
Switching for test automation
U2751A USB modular switch matrix
The U2751A is a high-quality, low-cost switching solution for complex testing. It has 32 two-wire crosspoints in a 4x8
configuration, enabling connection with any combination of rows and columns—including multiple channels at the
same time. Other key features are 45-MHz bandwidth (without terminal block), a relay cycle counter, and a commandlogger function.
32 two-wire crosspoints in a flexible 4x8 configuration
Minimal crosstalk and insertion loss at 45 MHz
Convenient user interface allows connections at the
click of a mouse
SCPI and IVI-COM supported
The AMM interface lets you make connections by simply using your mouse to click on crosspoints. The U2751A’s
flexible configuration enables testing of multiple DUTs as well as allowing different instruments to be connected to
multiple points on a DUT at the same time.
32-channel terminal block
The U2922A terminal block is an optional accessory to the U2751A. The U2922A, which has screw-type terminals,
provides a simple, convenient way to use the switch matrix for prototyping or final system deployment. It allows you
to implement a wide variety of routing configurations and matrix topologies.
For complete specifications of U2751A, please download the datasheet from www.agilent.com/find/U2751A.
Accessories
The switch matrix includes an AC/DC adapter, a USB
Standard-A to Mini-B interface cable, plug-in connectors
and cable casing, and an L-mount kit (for use in the U2781A
chassis). The table presents three more items that may be
useful.
Item
32-channel terminal block
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Model number
U2922A
Six-slot USB MI chassis
U2781A
USB secure cable, 2 m
U2921A-101
Dimensions (W x D x H)
117.00 x 180.00 x 41.00 mm with rubber bumpers
(4.61 x 7.09 x 1.61 in)
105.00 x 175.00 x 25.00 mm without bumpers
(4.13 x 6.89 x 0.98 in )
USB MI, U2751A switch matrix
Create instrument connections by simply clicking at the
crosspoints within the visual AMM interface.
Implement a variety of test topologies with the U2922A
terminal block.
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Use the built-in relay counter to monitor relay lifetime
and performance.
USB DAQ, U2300A MF DAQ
USB DAQ: Control, acquire, measure, evolve
Basic and high-density DAQ
U2300A Series USB modular multifunction DAQ devices
This high-performance series consists of four basic models and three high-density models. The basic models feature
16 single-ended/eight differential inputs with 16-bit resolution and ±10 V maximum range. The high-density models
offer 64 single-ended/32 differential inputs with 16-bit resolution in the lower-speed models and the 12-bit resolution
in high-speed U2331A.
Up to 3 MSa/s sampling rate (single channel; U2331A)
Up to 384 channels when used in U2781A chassis
Powerful analog and digital triggering capabilities
24-bit programmable digital I/O
Two analog outputs with function generator and arbitrary
waveform capability (except U2352A/U2354A)
Two general purpose digital timer/counter capabilities
The U2300A Series is compatible with wide range of
application development environments (ADEs):
Agilent VEE and Agilent T&M Toolkit
MATLAB® R2007a
Microsoft Visual Studio .NET
Microsoft C/C++
Microsoft Visual Basic 6
LabVIEW
For complete specifications of U2300A, please download the datasheet from www.agilent.com/find/U2300A.
Accessories
Each U2300A Series module includes an AC/DC adapter,
a USB extension cable and an L-mount kit (for use in the
U2781A chassis). The table presents other items and
accessories that may be useful.
Item
105.00 x 174.54 x 25.00 mm without plastic casing
(4.13 x 6.87 x 0.98 in )
Model number
Terminal block and 1-m SCSI-II cable
U2901A
Terminal block and 2-m SCSI-II cable
U2902A
Six-slot USB MI chassis
U2781A
U2901A, terminal block and 1-m SCSI-II cable
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Dimensions (W x D x H)
120.00 x 182.40 x 44.00 mm with plastic casing
(4.72 x 7.18 x 1.73 in)
Configure easily and make measurements quickly using
the intuitive AMM interface.
U2351A
Analog Input
Resolution
Number of channels
Maximum sampling rate/ch
Scan list memory
Analog Output
Resolution
Number of channels
Maximum update rate
Function generator mode
U2352A
U2353A
U2354A
16 bits, no missing codes
16 single-ended / 8 differential (software selectable per channel)
250 kSa/s /#1 of channels used
500 kSa/s /#1 of channels used
Up to 100 selectable channel entries
16 bits
2
1 MSa/s
Sine, square, triangle,
sawtooth, and noise
Digital I/O
Number of channels
Compatibility
n/a
16 bits
2
1 MSa/s
Sine, square, triangle,
sawtooth, and noise
n/a
24-bit programmable input/output
TTL
General Purpose Digital Counter
Maximum count
Number of channels
Input frequency range
(231 – 1) bits
Two independent up/down counters
0.1 Hz to 6 MHz at 50% duty cycle
Calibration2
On-board reference voltage
Temperature drift
Stability
1: Denotes number
2: 20-minute warm up time recommended
5V
±2 ppm/ºC
±6 ppm/1000 hrs
Quick comparison: High-density DAQ
U2355A
Analog Input
Resolution
Number of channels
Maximum sampling rate/ch
Scan list memory
U2331A
16 bits, no missing codes
12 bits, no missing codes
64 single-ended/32 differential (software selectable per channel)
Single channel: 3 MSa/s
(250 kSa/s)/(#3 of channels used) (500 kSa/s)/(#3 of channels used)
Multiple channels: 1 MSa/s
Up to 100 selectable channel entries
Analog Output
Resolution
Number of channels
Maximum update rate
Function generator mode
Digital I/O
Number of channels
Compatibility
General Purpose Digital Counter
Maximum count
Number of channels
Input frequency range
Calibration4
On-board reference voltage
Temperature drift
Stability
3: Denotes number
4: 20-minute warm up time recommended
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U2356A
12 bits
2
1 MSa/s
Sine, square, triangle, sawtooth, and noise waveforms
24-bit programmable input/output
TTL
(231 – 1) bits
Two independent up/down counters
0.1 Hz to 6 MHz at 50% duty cycle
5V
±2 ppm/ºC
±6 ppm/1000 hrs
USB DAQ, U2300A MF DAQ
Quick comparison: Basic DAQ table
USB DAQ, U2500A SS DAQ
USB DAQ: Control, acquire, measure, evolve
Simultaneous signal acquisition
U2500A Series USB modular simultaneous-sampling multifunction DAQ devices
This family of three high-performance modules provides up to four channels per module with one analog-to-digital
converter (ADC) for each channel. Maximum sampling rates are 2 MSa/s/ch in the U2531A (14 bits), 500 kSa/s/ch
in the U2542A (16 bits) and 250 kSa/s/ch in the U2541A (16 bits).
Dedicated ADC for each channel with up to
2 MSa/s/ch sampling
Multifunction: Four analog inputs, two analog outputs,
24-bit programmable digital I/O, two general purpose
digital counter and timer
The U2500A Series supports SCPI and IVI-COM as well
as a wide range of languages and ADEs:
Agilent VEE and Agilent T&M Toolkit
MATLAB R2007a
Microsoft Visual Studio .NET
Microsoft C/C++
Microsoft Visual Basic 6
LabVIEW
For complete specifications of U2500A, please download the datasheet from www.agilent.com/find/U2500A.
Accessories
Each U2500A Series module includes an AC/DC adapter,
a USB extension cable and an L-mount kit (for use in the
U2781A chassis). The table presents other items and
accessories that may be useful.
Item
Dimensions (W x D x H)
120.00 x 182.40 x 44.00 mm with plastic casing
(4.72 x 7.18 x 1.73 in)
105.00 x 174.54 x 25.00 mm without plastic casing
(4.13 x 6.87 x 0.98 in )
Model number
Terminal block and 1-m SCSI-II cable with
68-pin connector
U2901A
Terminal block and 2-m SCSI-II cable with
68-pin connector
U2902A
Six-slot USB MI chassis
U2781A
U2902A, terminal block and 2-m SCSI-II cable
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U2531A
U2541A
U2542A
Analog Input
Resolution
14 bits
16 bits
4 differential input channels
Number of channels
Maximum sampling rate
2 MSa/s
250 kSa/s
Analog Output
12 bits
Resolution
2
Number of channels
1 MSa/s
Maximum update rate
Sine, square, triangle, sawtooth, and noise waveforms
Function generator mode
Digital I/O
24-bit programmable input/output
Number of channels
TTL
Compatibility
General Purpose Digital Timer/Counter
(231 – 1) bits
Maximum count
Number of channels
Two independent up/down counters
Input frequency range
0.1 Hz to 6 MHz at 50% duty cycle
Calibration1
5V
On-board reference voltage
±2 ppm/ºC
Temperature drift
±6 ppm/1000 hrs
Stability
1: 20-minute warm up time recommended
Capture and save data in various formats (HTML, text or .xls)
for analysis.
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500 kSa/s
USB DAQ, U2500A SS DAQ
Quick comparison: Simultaneous-sampling DAQ
USB DAQ, U2600A DIO
USB DAQ: Control, acquire, measure, evolve
High channel count digital I/O
U2600A Series USB modular isolated digital I/O devices
The three U2600A modules offer digital input and output with high channel count and opto-isolation. Virtual port
grouping lets you select any eight input or output bits and group them into a single channel as a virtual DIO port. An
interrupt function automatically triggers your system when a digital change of state occurs.
32 or 64 opto-isolated digital input and output lines
Up to 1250 Vrms of isolation protection on inputs
and outputs
Supports digital inputs of up to 24 V
5 to 35 V external supply voltage range for digital output
On-board isolated +5 V, 150 mA (85 W) power supply
The U2600A Series supports SCPI and IVI-COM as well
as a wide range of languages and ADEs:
Agilent VEE and Agilent T&M Toolkit
MATLAB R2007a
Microsoft Visual Studio .NET
Microsoft C/C++
Microsoft Visual Basic 6
LabVIEW
For complete specifications of U2600A, please download the datasheet from www.agilent.com/find/U2600A.
Accessories
Each U2600A Series module includes an AC/DC adapter,
a USB extension cable and an L-mount kit (for use in the
U2781A chassis). The table presents other items and
accessories the may be useful.
Item
Terminal block and 1-m SCSI-II cable with
100-pin connector
U2903A
Terminal block and 2-m SCSI-II cable with
100-pin connector
U2904A
Six-slot USB MI chassis
U2781A
U2903A, terminal block and 1-m
SCSI-II cable with 100-pin connector
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Model number
Dimensions (W x D x H)
120.00 x 182.40 x 44.00 mm with plastic casing
(4.72 x 7.18 x 1.73 in)
105.00 x 174.54 x 25.00 mm without plastic casing
(4.13 x 6.87 x 0.98 in )
U2651A DIO Module
U2652A Digital Input Module
32
64
U2653A Digital Output Module
Digital Input
Number of isolated bits
n/a
High: 10-24 V; Low: 0-2 V
Digital logic levels
1.5 mA per bit
Input current (maximum)
Digital Output
Number of isolated bits
Output type
32
64
Open drain power
n/a
Open drain power MOSFET driver
+12 V at 115 mA (typ)
+12 V at 260 mA (typ)
MOSFET driver
General
Power consumption
Connector type
Remote interface
+12 V at 235 mA (typ)
100-pin SCSI-II
Hi-Speed USB 2.0
Control digital inputs and monitor digital outputs through the easy-to-use AMM interface.
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USB DAQ, U2600A DIO
Quick comparison: Digital input and output modules
USB DAQ, U2100A DIO
USB DAQ: Control, acquire, measure, evolve
Standalone digital I/O
U2100A Series USB digital I/O devices
This group of three standalone units offers cost-effective DIO for applications such as driving relays, actuators and
valves. Equipped with opto-isolation, they can also act as an interface to industrial sensors. Capabilities such as a failsafe watchdog timer and programmable power-up states ensure safe, predictable operation.
Up to 32 input terminals and 32 output terminals
Supports digital inputs ranging from 0 to 24 V
Opto-isolation with maximum transient voltage of 1500 Vpk
Digital filtering removes unwanted glitches and pulses
Edge detection monitors state changes on input lines
(U2121A/U2122A)
Fuse-protected output channels (shared by eight terminals)
The U2100A Series supports IVI-COM as well as a wide range
of languages and ADEs:
Agilent VEE
Microsoft Visual Studio .NET
Microsoft C/C++
Microsoft Visual Basic 6
LabVIEW
LabWindows/CVI
RF switch driver
The U2121A is also part of a low-cost RF switch driver solution that
includes the U2121A-101 adapter board. This five-channel solution is
designed for small, simple test systems that contain up to five RF switches.
Compatible Agilent RF switches include the 8762/63/64 coaxial switches,
the 8765x microwave SPDT switches and the N1810/11/12 coaxial
switches.
For complete specifications for the DIO modules and the RF switch driver,
please download the datasheet from www.agilent.com/find/U2100A.
Accessories
Each U2100A Series module includes an AC/DC adapter,
a USB interface cable, a terminal block and a DIN rail
clamp. The table presents another item that may be useful.
Item
RF switch driver board
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Model number
U2121A-101
Dimensions (W x D x H)
154.60 x 120.00 x 32.60 mm
(6.09 x 4.72 x 1.28 in)
U2121A DIO Module
U2122A Digital Input Module
U2123A Digital Output Module
16 input, 16 output
32 input
32 output
Digital I/O
Number of lines
Input characteristics
0 to 24 V
Input voltage
< 1.3 V / > 3.5 V
Input logic voltage (low/high)
n/a
100 μs (opto-isolator)
Input propagation delay
Output characteristics
Output load voltage (maximum)
24 V
Output low voltage
1.2 V
Output propagation delay
24 V
n/a
1.2 V
100 μs (opto-isolator)
100 μs (opto-isolator)
Other features
Software timed
Device type
Operating capabilities
Programmable
power-up states
Watchdog timer
Edge detection
Digital filter
Edge detection
Digital filter
Programmable power-up states
Watchdog timer
Set digital inputs and observe the status of outputs easily.
Control up to five RF switches and configure the watchdog timer,
edge detection and digital filter applications using the RF Switch
Driver Application software.
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USB DAQ, U2100A DIO
Quick comparison: Standalone digital input and output modules
USB DAQ, U2802A thermocouple interface
USB DAQ: Control, acquire, measure, evolve
Temperature measurements for thermal analysis
U2802A 31-channel thermocouple input module
The Agilent U2802A thermocouple input module is a signal conditioner that converts low-voltage thermocouple signals
into a ±10 volt signal range. The module is designed to be used with the U2355A and U2356A multifunction DAQ
modules, connected through two SCSI-II cables. The U2802A is suitable for a wide range of applications in a variety
of industrial environments.
Supports thermocouple types J, K, R, S, T, N, E and B
Includes built-in isothermal terminal block, thermistor
and zeroing function
Provides error detection of open thermocouples
Independently configurable for thermocouple or voltageinput mode on any channel
Handles input voltages up to 10 V
NIST-traceable calibration
Configuration and control is performed through the easy-to-use AMM software, which is included with the U2802A.
The module is also compatible with a wide range of application development environments including Agilent VEE,
LabVIEW and Microsoft Visual Studio.
For complete specifications of U2802A, please download the datasheet from www.agilent.com/find/U2802A.
Accessories
The U2802A includes one J-type thermocouple, a power
supply splitter and two SCSI-II 68-conductor cables (1 m).
The table presents three more items that may be useful.
Item
Dimensions (W x D x H)
159.7 x 254.2 x 40.5 mm
(6.3 x 10 x 1.6 in)
Model number
Power supply adapter
U2802A-001
J-type thermocouples (10 pieces)
U2802A-100
Two 2-m SCSI-II cables
U2802A-201
Two 1-m SCSI-II cables
U2802A-202
U2802A-100, J-Type Thermocouple Kit
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USB DAQ, U2802A thermocouple interface
Monitor temperature measurements using the AMM interface.
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U2781A chassis
On the bench and on the go
On the bench: Integration made easy
U2781A USB modular product chassis
The U2781A is a six-slot chassis for Agilent USB modular instruments and data acquisition devices. It offers the
convenience of one AC-power connection and a single USB link. Modules are hot-swappable and the auto-detection
feature reduces setup time and effort. This 4U-high chassis also provides simultaneous synchronization between modules
and enables SSI/star-trigger bus synchronization with an external trigger source.
Six USB module slots
System Synchronous Interface (SSI)
Star trigger and trigger-in/trigger-out signals
Internal and external 10 MHz reference clock
SCPI and IVI-COM compatibility
The U2781A modular chassis allows expansion up to 384 channels when slotted with the U2300A Series DAQ devices,
providing a high-density data acquisition solution. The optional rackmount kit simplifies integration into a test system.
The chassis’ master/slave triggering capabilities also enable synchronization among various modules. This is possible even
across modules with different functions (except for the switch matrix).
Its compact size saves space on the bench or in a rack. Hi-Speed USB 2.0 compatibility makes connection to a PC
quick and easy.
For complete specifications of U2781A, please download the datasheet from www.agilent.com/find/usbmodular.
Accessories
The modular instrument chassis includes a USB extension
cable. The table presents another accessory that may be
useful.
Item
Rackmount kit
Dimensions (W x D x H)
270.00 x 271.20 x 197.00 mm
(10.63 x 10.68 x 7.76 in)
Model number
U2905A
U2905A, Rackmount Kit for U2700A Series
USB DAQ Modular Instrument Chassis
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When you’re on the road, a few essential “survival kit” items may reduce weight and eliminate hassles. You should
be able to find these at electronics stores (and some music stores) that carry computer accessories and power adapters.
USB hub: Most laptop PCs have just two USB ports, and many people use one for a wireless mouse. To connect more
than one USB modular instrument, you’ll need a multiport USB 2.0 hub and an extra USB cable to connect the hub
to your PC. Also, be sure that the hub is compatible with Windows XP Pro or Home (SP1 or later), or Windows 2000
Pro (SP4 or later).
Multiport AC/DC adapter: Each USB modular instrument is powered by a 12 V, 2 A AC/DC adapter (12 V, 3 A for
USB modular source/measure unit). To lighten the load on your shoulder, you may want to carry a Y-splitter or a
multiport AC/DC adapter. The key specs for a suitable multiport adapter are 12 V/5 A for two USB MI and 12 V/8 A,
for up to four USB MI. The DC connectors must be 9 mm long with a 5.5 mm outside diameter and 2.5 mm inside
diameter.
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Essential accessories
On the go: Essential accessories
Software & related literature
Software & related literature
Refine your design—sooner
Agilent VEE Pro and VEE Express
Agilent VEE Pro 9.0 is intuitive graphical test & measurement software that provides a quick and easy path to
measurement and analysis. It creates flexible, intuitive block diagrams for better instrument control and reduces test
development time through greater efficiency.
Agilent VEE Pro lets you focus on your measurements rather than spending time on programming and connections. It
keeps programming simple with a clean, clear development screen. Utilizing a familiar task-oriented flowchart lookand-feel, VEE Pro makes learning quick and easy so you can start making measurements in no time.
Agilent VEE Pro does even more to ensure productivity with other applications and languages by including embedded
MATLAB functionality. With these capabilities, you can quickly gain new insights through advanced signal processing,
mathematical analysis and data visualization.
Over the past 15 years, Agilent VEE Pro has helped thousands of scientists and engineers make better measurements—
faster! Experience for yourself how Agilent VEE Pro simplifies test development—connect, measure, analyze, report—
by trying it free for 30 days. You can download the evaluation software or request a CD at www.agilent.com/find/vee.
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A variety of DAQ- and MI-related application notes can be downloaded from www.agilent.com.
Title
Publication Number
Automated Handler Machine for Test System Using Agilent’s U2100A DIO
5989-7420EN
Power Management Unit Troubleshooting with U2531A Simultaneous DAQ
5989-7422EN
Backlight Panel Display Surface Brightness and Color Testing with DAQ
5989-7428EN
Creating a Small, Low-cost RF Switching System Using a U2121A-based Solution
5989-8069EN
Small Engine Dynamometer Testing
5989-8070EN
Testing Electromagnetic Compatibility of Remote Keyless Entry Modules in Automotive Applications
5989-8081EN
Automotive Power Window Regulator Testing
5989-7805EN
DVD Player Manufacturing Test Using Agilent Modular Instruments
5989-9566EN
Testing Battery Chargers with the U2722A USB Modular Source Measure Unit
5989-8547EN
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Software & related literature
Related literature
www.agilent.com
www.agilent.com/find/usbmodular
www.agilent.com/find/usbdaq
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along with a laptop PC. Arrange and rearrange
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applications—electronic functional test,
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