Agilent 11713A was discontinued on September 1, 2007. The last orderable date is November 30, 2007. The 11713A will be supported through March 1, 2013. Replacement: 11713B/C
The Agilent 11713A attenuator/switch driver provides GPIB or "local" front panel drive control for programmable attenuators and electromechanical switches. Concurrently drive up to two Agilent 8494/5/6/7, Agilent 84904/6/7K/L programmable attenuators and two electromechanical switches (Agilent 8761, 8762, or 8765 series). The Agilent 11713A can also be used to supply +24 V common and ten pairs of current sinking contacts (total current draw less than 1.3A peak for 1 second, 0.65A steady state) to independently control up to 10 relays. An integral power supply with short circuit protection eliminates the need for an external power source. Each Agilent 11713A is supplied with two plug-in drive cables to simplify connection to programmable attenuators. Switching time is less than 10 milliseconds.