Agilent Technologies have introduced N5455A hardware-based mask limit testing application for general-purpose oscilloscopes.
The N5455A hardware-based mask testing application helps users test hardware quickly and provides an alternative to software-based solutions.
Agilent Technologies N5455A hardware-based mask testing application is suitable for engineers working in manufacturing and R&D, who need to validate the quality and stability of electronic components and systems.
The N5455A hardware-based mask testing application offers a sustained test rate of up to 89,000 pass/fail mask tests per second, so engineers can have their designs operating within specified limits.
In conventional mask-testing solutions, oscilloscopes typically test about 10 to 60 waveforms per second using software-based algorithms. This method is responsive, but takes several seconds to accumulate enough data to be statistically meaningful. Agilent Technologies N5455A hardware-accelerated mask testing application maintains an ultra fast waveform update rate of 100,000 waveforms per second, which decreases the test time.
The new hardware-based mask limit testing application, N5455A or option LMT with new oscilloscope purchases is available as a part of the recent InfiniiVision 5.2 software release for all InfiniiVision 5000, 6000 and 7000 series oscilloscopes. The 5.2 software release includes:
- Changes to the existing segmented memory option (N5454A or option SGM) that allows customers to save all segments contiguously into a single CSV/ASCII/BIN file
- Changes to the existing RS-232/UART serial triggering and decode option (N5457A or option 232) that enables ASCII data triggering and user-definable BAUD rates up to 3 Mb/s