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Agilent Technologies unveils Infiniium real-time oscilloscopes

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Agilent Technologies  has announced that it broke the one-billion acquisition samples (1Gpt) barrier with new Infinium high performance real-time oscilloscope.

The new Agilent Infiniium 90000A series not only offers the deep acquisition memory depth, but it also offers hardware/software integrated triggering system, InfiniiScan Plus.

The InfiniiScan Plus enables 150 picoseconds hardware-event identification and 75 picoseconds software-event identification.

The ultra-deep memory options in the Infiniium oscilloscope are able to capture 25 milliseconds of time, at 40 GSa/s, on all four channels simultaneously. This is a 6x increase over other oscilloscopes in the same class.

Powered by Infiniium data accelerator technology, deep memory captures provide quick data offload, with rapid access to offline analysis. This new Infiniium platform provides unmatched measurement performance coupled with Agilent Technologies’ already recognised advanced signal integrity.

Both the DSO and DSA models are capable of more than 150,000 measurements per second and modes supporting over 300,000 triggers per second.

"Agilent Technologies has made a mark in the high-end oscilloscope industry with ideal performance and accuracy of our products," said Jay Alexander, vice president and general manager of Agilent Technologies' oscilloscopes business.

"The Infiniium 90000A series enables our customers to analyse and debug leading-edge, high-speed digital and RF technologies that require an ideal signal integrity, the longest memory depth and deep analysis capability."

The Agilent 90000A series oscilloscope features:

Advanced signal integrity:
The new Infiniium series will continue to provide noise floor on all models (for example, 147 micro-volts rms noise floor at 5 milli-volts per division setting for 2.5GHz model) using Agilent Technologies' RF design expertise, proprietary packaging technologies and unique CMOS ADC architecture.

Deep application analysis:
The Agilent 90000A will enable engineers to debug and characterise digital systems faster than ever before. The new InfiniiScan Plus event identification system is based on the faster hardware trigger system.

This new trigger system can identify glitches faster than 250ps. No other oscilloscope in the world provides this level of trigger accuracy. Infiniium 90000A will offer the only three-level trigger system, combining multiple hardware triggers with the InfiniiScan software, providing virtually infinite trigger combinations for any debug situation.

Infiniium 90000A is also the only scope above 4GHz bandwidth that offers standard analogue high-definition TV triggers to address the emerging HDTV market.

Robust applications and memory:
With more than 29 applications, including DDR, PCI EXPRESS(r), DisplayPort, HDMI, Serial ATA, Serial Attached SCSI, Ethernet families, USB, wireless USB, jitter analysis, RF signal analysis, eye pattern analysis and protocol decoding analysis – Agilent Technologies' Infiniium 90000A Series oscilloscopes offer an ideal amount of memory to verify application compliance and also debug the most difficult electronic designs shortening their debug and characterisation time.

Investment protection:
Agilent Technologies provides investment protection with the upgradeable bandwidth for real-time oscilloscopes, upgradeable memory options and application server licensing for oscilloscopes.

Additional benefits of the Agilent 90000A series oscilloscope include:

  • Revolutionary trigger system, providing nearly infinite trigger combinations for any debug situation;
  • Integrated measurement tools such as high-speed serial data analysis and jitter analysis, which mean less training time and debugging time;
  • Data analysis at 150,000 measurements per second, reducing characterisation and debug time;

This new series of oscilloscopes includes 2.5, 4, 6, 8, 12, and 13GHz models with memory Options of 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1Gpts.

"At NVIDIA, we are always pushing the envelope with regard to process technology and developing new interface standards," said Bill Simms, manager of Mixed Signal Design Validation at NVIDIA.

"To analyse these interfaces, we require oscilloscopes to have high bandwidth, deep capture memory and fast data processing. The Agilent DSA90000A oscilloscope helps us to not only capture large amounts of data, but also to process that data record in a much shorter time. This improves our development time and shortens our time to market."

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