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Agilent's firmware update handles MATLAB scripts

Posted: 03 Mar 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:DCA-J 86100C? MATLAB? update firmware?

86100C DCA-J

Agilent Technologies Inc. offers a firmware update for its 86100C DCA-J that allows R&D engineers to run MATLAB scripts and directly calculate Transmitter Waveform Dispersion Penalty (TWDP) and other performance parameters without external processing. Such a direct link saves time by displaying live numerical results to gain insight into devices more quickly. Processing waveforms within the instrument accelerates product design and verification cycles.

TWDP is a compliance measurement methodologyadopted by IEEE 802.3aq 10G Ethernet (LRM) and considered by 8G Fibre Channelthat quantifies transmitter performance for systems using dispersive channels and equalizing receivers. The Agilent 86100C DCA-J with option 201 and the updated firmware, Revision 8.0, sends live oscilloscope waveforms to MATLAB where the analysis occurs.

Among the benefits of the 86100C DCA-J, option 201, says Agilent are faster development cycleswaveforms can be analyzed within the instrument, saving time to transfer the data and process it offline; and better insights to improve designscustomers can use any MATLAB script from any standard, or completely write their own in order to get the answers they want.

The Agilent 86100C DCA-J with option 201 is available today; the Revision 8.0 firmware update will be available in June. Pricing for a typical configuration starts at $97,000. Required options include the Agilent 86100C DCA-J with options 001 and 201, Agilent 86105C option 200 or 300; and Agilent 86107A option 010.

Agilent is one of the exhibitors in the upcoming IIC-China 2008.

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