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Oscilloscope Triggering and Decode Option for MIL-STD 1553 Signals

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 1:18pm
Agilent Technologies, Inc. has introduced a triggering and decode option (Option 533) for MIL-STD 1553 on its InfiniiVision 5000, 6000 and 7000 Series oscilloscopes. Option 533 allows engineers to easily capture and measure the electrical characteristics of MIL-STD 1553 signals. When Option 553 is combined with Agilent's mask test option, engineers also can perform MIL-STD 1553 eye-diagram mask testing for the first time based on electrical input specifications. MIL-STD-1553 is a military standard published by the U.S. Department of Defense that defines the mechanical, electrical and functional characteristics of a 1 Mbs serial data bus. Until now, capturing and measuring the electrical characteristics of MIL-STD 1553 signals has been a difficult and tedious process using a conventional analog or digital oscilloscope. But with an Agilent InfiniiVision Series oscilloscope equipped with Option 553, engineers now can view MIL-STD 1553 protocol decoded communication time-correlated with their physical-layer signals. With Agilent's unique hardware-based protocol decoding, InfiniiVision scopes can provide the fastest uncompromised waveform and decode update rates in the oscilloscope industry. The InfiniiVision Series oscilloscopes equipped with Option 553 also can trigger on a wide range of conditions, including data words, command/status words, remote terminal addresses (RTA), sub-addresses and status bits. In addition, the scope can be set up to trigger on, and decode, synchronization field errors, Manchester encoding errors and parity errors.

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