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Scope series offers a test platform for high-speed designs

Posted: 02 Aug 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Tektronix? DPO70000? DSA70000? phosphor oscilloscope? serial analyzer?

Tektronix, a provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, has introduced the new DPO70000 Digital Phosphor Oscilloscope (DPO) and DSA70000 Digital Serial Analyzer (DSA), extending the uncompromised Real-Time DPO performance platform recently introduced with the DPO7000. Included with the new series is key high-end functionality found previously only on the TDS6000C, said to be the world's fastest multichannel real-time oscilloscope. These new 4GHz, 6GHz and 8GHz instruments promise industry-best hardware and software for data acquisition, debug, validation and compliance testing to provide engineers with a suitable test platform for their high-speed designs.

The DPO70000 series provides broad capabilities and performance for engineers who need to efficiently and confidently debug and verify high-speed digital designs in a wide range of industries and applications including high-performance computers, servers and consumer electronics. The DSA70000 series is optimized for the serial data designer, providing an ideal test platform for high-speed standards including PCI-Express, XAUI, FB-DIMM and Serial ATA.

The DPO70000 and DSA70000 are based upon a new generation hardware platform designed to eliminate the trade-offs found in other high-performance oscilloscopes among sample rate, record length and waveform capture rate. The new 4GHz DPO70404, 6GHz DPO70604 and 8GHz DPO70804 provide the bandwidth and performance to meet the needs for a broad range of high-speed digital design applications. The 4GHz DSA70404, 6GHz DSA70604, and 8GHz DSA70804 models are suitable for the first generation of high-speed multilane and multilayer serial bus applications. For example, the 8GHz DSA70804 model captures the fifth harmonic of the highest frequency clock for these first generation high-speed serial standards, especially useful for compliance testing of buses up to 3.125Gbps such as PCI-Express, SATA and XAUI.

With a sample rate of 25GSps on all four channels simultaneously, the new models tout the fastest 4-channel sample rate performance of any oscilloscope available. User-selectable DSP for channel-to-channel and scope-to-scope matching ensures consistent results for multilane measurements. The DPO70804 and DSA70804 have a rise time to 35ps (typical) and will provide a jitter noise floor down to 400fs rms (typical) for critical jitter measurements, the lowest in the industry at comparable bandwidth. Each DPO70000 model includes 10M memory standard per channel while the DSA70000 provides 20M standard per channel. Both support configurations up to 100M memory per channel that enables the capture and analysis of high-speed data on multiple channels at long time windows and with the best timing resolution. This equates to the longest available time window of 4ms at full real-time sample rate and 40ps single-shot sample interval, ensuring the best resolution at full performance. All models include a 12.1-inch XGA display enabling engineers to see more information at once.

All of the new models provide fast waveform capture at all sample rates through 4th generation DPX signal imaging that can acquire more than 250,000 waveforms per second. This allows designers to capture, view and measure dynamic signal information in real time much more quickly, easily and accurately than other oscilloscopes or serial analyzers in this class.

Pricing for the 4GHz DPO70404 begins at $44,000 and $49,500 for DSA70000 Digital Serial Analyzer models.

Tektronix will feature its TLA7000 Series Logic Analyzer at the 6th Annual Embedded Systems Conference-Taiwan on August 17-18 at the Taipei International Convention Center.

- eeProductCenter

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