Saelig has introduced PicoScope 9300 oscilloscopes, which use sequential sampling technology to measure fast repetitive signals without the need for real-time sampling hardware. With an input bandwidth of up to 20 GHz, the company says acquisition of signals with rise times of up to 17.5 ps is now possible with this sampling adapter, which attaches to a standard PC.
With over 15 TSa/s effective sampling rate, 17.5 ps input rise time, and dual 16-bit, 60 dB dynamic range inputs, the oscilloscopes can be used for signal analysis, timing analysis, testing and design of high-speed digital communication systems, network analysis, semiconductor testing, and research and development.
The 5 ps/div dual timebase with a time interval resolution of 64 fs enables the PicoScope 9300 scopes to build waveforms and persistence displays at the rate of 1 MHz. A built-in high-frequency trigger with frequency divider facilitates measurements of microwave or other high speed components with extremely fast data rates.
The unit's built-in direct trigger is designed for signals up to 2.5 GHz repetition rate, and a clock-recovery trigger input accommodates serial data from 6.5 Mb/s to 11.3 Gb/s.
The oscilloscopes can perform pre-compliance tests, fault-finding, design, debug and margin testing on serial communications signals such as 10 Gb Ethernet, SONET/SDH STM64 and FEC1071, 10x Fibre Channel, and InfiniBand and PCI Express.
A built-in signal generator is provided, with 4 ns minimum bit interval in PRBS mode and 8 ns minimum period in pulse mode. The devices have LAN and USB interfaces, and advanced display features such as color and density profiling, multiple trace windows, histograms and statistics.
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.