New oscilloscope and probing measurement system

Microelectronics International

ISSN: 1356-5362

Article publication date: 1 April 2003




(2003), "New oscilloscope and probing measurement system", Microelectronics International, Vol. 20 No. 1.



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New oscilloscope and probing measurement system

New oscilloscope and probing measurement system

Keywords: Oscilloscopes, Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies Inc. has introduced a new family of 4-6 GHz real-time oscilloscopes, the only models in the industry that offer four full- bandwidth, 20 GSa/channel. When these new scopes are paired with the industry’s fastest Agilent InfiniiMax active probes at 3.5-7 GHz, the new system delivers industry-leading performance, accuracy and probing connectivity. This new system is expected to be essential to R&D engineers in the computer, communications and semiconductor industries for validating and verifying the performance of new high-speed digital product designs.

Agilent 54854A and 54855A Infiniium oscilloscopes provide a sample rate of 20 GSa/s on all four input channels simultaneously, which improves measurement accuracy of designs based on PCI Express, HyperTransport and Serial ATA, and reduces the chance of signal aliasing. The oscilloscopes also can capture four, full-bandwidth, real-time signals of a single trigger event. The system’s MegaZoom Deep Memory, which features up to 32 M of memory per channel, increases the amount of information that can be captured from events leading up to and after the specified trigger event.

The flexible architecture of the Agilent 1130A probes enables the user to make either single-ended or differential measurements from a single probe amplifier, which results in a significant savings in time and money.

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