As part of Agilent’s (www.agilent.com) expansion of its digital communications analyzers, it introduces 86100D DCA-X wide bandwidth digital oscilloscopes, which allow engineers to characterize their high speed digital designs accurately and easily.
These digital oscilloscopes are compatible with all previous DCA modules and code compatible with the 86100C, enabling engineers to create next-generation measurements that include integrated de-embedding capabilities.
The high analogue bandwidth, low jitter and low noise measurements offered by these oscilloscopes help engineers see the true performance of their designs on signals between 50 Mb/s and more than 40 Gb/s.
The modular DCA platform can be configured for TDR/TDT, electrical, optical, and S-parameter measurement capability.
The 86100D offers various enhanced features, upgrading the previous 86100C model of digital oscilloscopes.
Usability enhancements include dual user interfaces, graphical signal processing, up to 64 simultaneous measurements, and new measurements including uncorrelated jitter (UJ), data-dependent pulse-width shrinkage (DDPWS), and pre- and de-emphasis measurements.
Hardware enhancements include user-defined multipurpose buttons, vertical gain and offset controls for all channels and functions, faster CPU, user-defined analog control knobs and support for up to 16 measurement channels.
Agilent has also improved the N1010A FlexDCA remote access software; thus, it now supports both 86100D DCA-X and 86100C DCA-J digital oscilloscopes.
N1010A is a PC-based version of the DCA-X user interface, which allows engineers to analyze waveforms offline by extending the control of the scope to a remote PC via home office PC or LAN to a lab.