Bandwidth-Upgradable Probes Enable Real-Time and Sampling Oscilloscope Measurements
Thu, 04/29/2010 - 11:03am
Agilent Technologies Inc. introduces the InfiniiMax III oscilloscope probing system with industry-leading bandwidth of 30 GHz. Four new probe amplifier models offer bandwidths from 16 to 30 GHz. A wide range of probe heads allows connection using a browser, ZIF (zero insertion force) tip, 2.92 mm or 3.5 mm SMA cable or solder-in tips. These probing solutions complement the new Infiniium 90000 X- Series oscilloscopes with their industry-leading bandwidth of 32 GHz. Engineers working with high-energy physics, emerging wireline communication standards and high-speed serial data links, such as USB, SAS or PCI Express®, use oscilloscopes to capture fast, single-shot events and to make critical measurements like jitter, while ensuring compliance to industry standards for interoperability. With data rates in the next few years extending beyond 10 Gbps, engineers need oscilloscopes that can deliver higher-bandwidth measurements. The probing system is a critical part of the solution.