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Scope breaks 1Gpt memory barrier

Posted: 08 Feb 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

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Agilent Technologies Inc. said its Infiniium 90000A product series has broken the one-billion acquisition samples (1Gpt) barrier for the first time in a high-performance oscilloscope. The series not only promises the world's deepest acquisition memory depth, but it also offers the world's first HW/SW integrated triggering system, the InfiniiScan Plus. This system enables 150ps hardware-event identification and 75ps software-event identification.

The ultradeep memory options in the Infiniium oscilloscope are able to capture 25ms of time, at 40GSps, on all four channels simultaneously. This is a 6x increase over other oscilloscopes in the same class. Powered by Infiniium data accelerator technology, deep memory captures provide the industry's fastest data offload, with rapid access to offline analysis. This Infiniium platform provides high measurement performance coupled with high signal integrity. Both the DSO and DSA models are capable of more than 150,000 measurements per second and modes supporting over 300,000 triggers per second.

The Agilent 90000A Series oscilloscope was shown for the first time at DesignCon this week.

Says Jay Alexander, vice president and general manager of Agilent's oscilloscopes business: "The Infiniium 90000A Series enables our customers to analyze and debug leading-edge, high-speed digital and RF technologies that require the best signal integrity, the longest memory depth and deep analysis capability."

Key features
The new Infiniium series will continue to provide industry-leading noise floor on all models (for example, 147?Vrms noise floor at 5mV per division setting for 2.5GHz model) using Agilent's RF design expertise, proprietary packaging technologies and unique CMOS ADC architecture.

Agilent says its 90000A will enable engineers to debug and characterize digital systems faster than ever before. The InfiniiScan Plus event identification system is based on what Agilent claims as the world's fastest hardware trigger system. This new trigger system can identify glitches faster than 250ps. No other oscilloscope in the world provides this level of trigger accuracy. Infiniium 90000A will offer the only three-level trigger system, combining multiple hardware triggers with the InfiniiScan software, providing virtually infinite trigger combinations for any debug situation. It is also the only scope above 4GHz bandwidth that offers standard analog high-definition TV triggers to address the emerging HDTV market.

With over 29 applicationsincluding DDR, PCIe, DisplayPort, HDMI, Serial ATA, Serial Attached SCSI, Ethernet families, USB, wireless USB, jitter analysis, RF signal analysis, eye pattern analysis and protocol decoding analysisAgilent's Infiniium 90000A Series oscilloscopes offer the perfect amount of memory to verify application compliance and also debug the most difficult electronic designs shortening their debug and characterization time.

Additional benefits of the Agilent 90000A Series oscilloscope include a trigger system that provides nearly infinite trigger combinations for any debug situation and integrated measurement tools such as high-speed serial data analysis and jitter analysis, which mean less training time and debugging time. It also offers data analysis at 150,000 measurements per second to reduce characterization and debug time.

This new series of oscilloscopes includes 2.5-, 4-, 6-, 8-, 12- and 13GHz models with memory options of 10-, 20-, 50-, 100-, 200-, 500- and 1Gpts. The multiple hardware triggers will become available from May/June.

Agilent 90000A Series products are available today at a starting price of $29,000.




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