S-Parameter Measurement Capability
Agilent introduces built-in impedance and S-parameter software for its 86100C Infiniium digital communication analyzer (DCA-J). The Agilent 86100C-202 enhanced impedance and S-parameter software enables high-speed digital designers to make both single-ended and differential S-parameter measurements on their devices according to the various high-speed serial communication standards. The software also adds corrected impedance profile, enabling designers and manufacturers to obtain accurate impedance measurements of discontinuities in their devices under test. It gives them the ability to measure the minimum, maximum and average of displayed impedance, leading to quicker and more accurate characterization of circuit discontinuities. The increasing transfer of voice, data and video over networks and users' demand for higher productivity have dramatically boosted the need for higher-speed signals. For R&D and manufacturing test engineers working on high-speed electrical communications, Agilent's enhanced impedance and S-parameter software release provides comprehensive signal integrity measurements without requiring hardware upgrades for the Agilent 86100C Infiniium DCA-J.