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Engineers at Agilent Technologies found a need for a digital multimeter (DMM) technicians and electricians could use in cold environments. "I went to college in Canada where temperatures often got down to below -20°C," said Boon Juan Tan, R&D manager in Agilent's Basic Instruments Division. "At that temperature people would put a DMM inside their jacket to prevent the LCD from freezing." To create the new U1273AX handheld DMM, which operates between -40° and 55°C, designers at Agilent took advantages of earlier DMM designs. The new DMM could not only operate in colder environments, the ergonomic design let warmly dressed users easily operate and handle accessories. "The main problem was that an LCD would freeze or become slow to respond at about -20°C," said Tan. "So we changed to an OLED display that operates down to -40°C and offers a wider viewing angle." "We also chose...

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