The U2356A offers multifunction capabilities in a module. It can be used like a digital multimeter in polling mode. It can be transformed to be a simple scope using the continuous mode with simple triggering capabilities. No matter if it is used as a standalone module or when plugged into a U2781A USB modular instrument chassis, the synchronization and triggering capabilities allow great flexibility in making the desired measurements. With the analog output being able to send out predefined or arbitrary waveforms make this a good tool when closed loop feedback or stimulus is required. The digital IO channels allows for closed loop control through connections to switches, relays and solenoids. The burst mode enables the U2356A to simulate simultaneous analog input acquisition.
The U2356A works together with an optional U2901A or U2902A terminal block for easy connections.
It comes bundled with the Agilent Measurement Manager (AMM) software for quick set up and data logging. Simplifying this further is the command logger function offered in the Agilent Measurement Manager that allows capturing of configuration commands that can be easily converted to snippets of VEE code. Other supported languages are VB, C++, and C#.
Giving users more flexibility, the U2356A is compatible with a wide range of application development environments such as Agilent VEE, MATLAB® R2007a, NI LabVIEW and Microsoft® Visual Studio®.