Agilent Connects Four Test Instruments with USB-to-RS232 Interface

10/8/2004 - Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) announced its USB-to-RS232 interface for connecting up to four test instruments from the USB port on a PC notebook or desktop. The Agilent E5805A provides easy, direct connection of up to four RS232 instruments or devices at baud rates up to 230 Kb/s per serial port. There are no switches to set, no PC cards to install, and no external power supplies required.

The Agilent E5805A is a standard PC plug-and-play device that is automatically detected and configured when connected to a computer's USB port. The included software makes the four RS232 ports appear as additional local (Windows(r) COM) ports on the computer. Also included are the test industry-standard software and drivers, and VISA I/O Libraries to enable instrumentation-style commands for RS232 control.

Further Information
Images of the Agilent E5805A interface are available at
Specifications and ordering information for the E5805A are available at
Agilent's complete I/O offering is available at

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Agilent simplifies the process of connecting and programming test systems to help engineers design, validate and manufacture electronic products. Agilent offers open connectivity for a broad range of system-ready instruments, open industry software, PC-standard I/O and global support, which are combined to more easily integrate test system development. More information is available at

About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is a global technology leader in communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis. The company's 28,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenue of $6.1 billion in fiscal year 2003. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at

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