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InfiniiSim waveform transformation software from Agilent Technologies

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Agilent Technologies  has announced waveform transformation software for its Infiniium 9000 and 90000 Series oscilloscopes. The software enables engineers view waveforms at any point in a high-speed serial data system, including PCI Express(r), USB 3.0, SATA and DisplayPort systems. The waveform transformation software provides de-embedding, virtual probing and simulation tools for real-time analysis that helps engineers improve measurement margins and characterise their systems more thoroughly.

High-speed serial buses now regularly exceed 2 Gb/s and at these rates, system losses and distortions in the channel before the oscilloscope measurement point prevent accurate assessment of the performance of the device. Oscilloscope probes also affect the signal and many specifications require a standard channel loss model to be included in device compliance measurements. The Agilent InfiniiSim waveform transformation software enables engineers to model existing loss and distortion factors when they acquire data and to mathematically consider them in rendering waveforms anywhere in the modeled circuit. 

The analysis extends to simulated circuits and to transformations between simulated and actual circuits. The InfiniiSim software gives test engineers an accurate view of voltage waveforms that they previously could not probe or display on an oscilloscope.

The InfiniiSim waveform transformation software helps engineers to overcome the challenges of high-speed digital verification by precisely focusing the measurement point:

  • Engineers can validate their integrated circuits to the pins and to the die itself.
  • Board integrators can achieve correlation by measuring at the board or digital interface level and transforming acquired waveforms to the pins of an IC where the IC vendor sets specifications. 
  • System engineers can use the software to correlate with component vendors and to perform stress tests or "what if" analysis.

The InfiniiSim waveform transformation software includes templates for common use models, including two templates for channel insertion and removal, and one for eliminating probe loading. A general-purpose template provides further flexibility to define complex systems.

The InfiniiSim waveform transformation toolset is fully integrated into the oscilloscope channel setup, minimizing software overhead and allowing engineers to take advantage of the 90000 Series' industry-leading noise floor specifications.

Agilent's InfiniiSim waveform transformation toolset complements other Infiniium 9000 and 90000 Series software such as E2681A EZJIT and N5400A EZJIT Plus jitter packages, N5461A equalization software, and E2688A serial data analysis software. The software can be ordered in basic and advanced packages as Option 13 or 14 with the purchase of new 9000 or 90000 Series oscilloscopes. It is also available as a server-based license as N5435A-026 (basic) or N5435A-027 (advanced).

The Agilent N5465A InfiniiSim waveform transformation software can be ordered now for the 9000 and 90000 Series oscilloscopes.

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