By DE Editors
Saelig Company, Inc. has introduced PicoScope 9211A instrument designed for time-domain reflectometry, providing a method of analyzing the functionality of cables, connectors, circuit boards, and IC packages.
PicoScope 9211A stimulates a device under test using two independently programmable 100-ps rise-time step generators, and builds up a performance picture from a sequence of reflected or transmitted pulses via its 12 GHz sampling inputs. The results can be usefully displayed as volts, ohms, or reflection coefficient against time or distance.
As well as time-domain reflectometry (TDR) and time- domain transmissometry (TDT) analysis, PicoScope 9211A can also be used for mask-limit testing communications standards. More than 150 masks are included.
PicoScope 9211A features three trigger inputs: a DC to 1 GHz direct trigger, a 1 to 10 GHz prescaled trigger, and a 12.3 Mbps to 2.7 Gbps clock-recovery trigger, as well as an internal 10 Gbps software pattern sync trigger for averaging Eye- diagrams.
The analyzer connects to a Windows PC via its USB 2.0 port, but an Ethernet port is also provided for remote operation over a network.
PicoScope 9211A is available for $10,999 and includes all necessary calibrated cables, filters, power splitters, and adaptors.
For more information, visit Saelig.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.