AGILENT Technologies has released an oscilloscope and probing measurement system with a maximum real time bandwidth of 13GHz and a maximum sample rate of 40 GS/s.
The Infiniium DSO80000 oscilloscopes and the InfiniiMax II probing measurement systems include 10GHz, 12GHz and 13GHz versions. They are suitable for high-speed serial buses, RF and wireless products.
Industry serial bus standards such as fibre channel, fully buffered DIMM (FBD), serial ATA (SATA), serial attached SCSI (SAS) and PCI express have performance points that will reach into the 4Gb/s to 8Gb/s range next year. High-speed serial buses can also have clock rates in the 4Gb/s to 8Gb/s range as well as edge speeds with rise-times faster than 50ps (20% to 80%). High-performance oscilloscopes are required to capture the frequency harmonics and make accurate and repeatable measurements on such high-speed signals.
The 13 GHz real time bandwidth of the DSO81304A gives good signal fidelity, accurate and repeatable measurements and improved test margins for high-speed electronics designers.
The Infiniium DSO80000 has a variety of software packages to match the oscilloscope to specific measurement needs, including second-generation jitter analysis and serial data analysis with 8b/10b decoding. It also has a growing list of compliance test packages for standards such as PCI express, Ethernet, DVI, HDMI, fibre channel, FBD and SATA. These software packages facilitate rapid problem identification and resolution for designers with specific test requirements.