Agilent’s Peter Kasenbacher sees scope opportunity
Peter Kasenbacher, European manager for the oscilloscope product lines at Agilent Technologies, believes this is an exciting period in the oscilloscope market with many technology announcements and product launches this year already.
“I am enthusiastic about the opportunities ahead in oscilloscopes. I believe that ongoing innovation with new scope platforms is particularly important in this environment,” says Kasenbacher.
“The supplier will benefit from offering a very broad scope portfolio, from hand-held up to highest performance lab scopes,” he adds.
Agilent Technologies will be exhibiting at Embedded Live in Earls Court, London on October 19-21st.
Agilent Technologies has pushed real-time oscilloscope bandwidths up to 32GHz for the first time.
The test firm has used indium phosphide semiconductor technology with a 200GHz transition frequency for the first time in the front-end signal amplifier and sampling circuits.
As a result, the Infiniium 90000-X series oscilloscopes have a bandwidth range of 16 to 32GHz, without the use of DSP bandwidth boosting, which is commonly used in high-end scopes.
“This means for us there will be no DSP boosting in our high-end scopes in the future,” said Kasenbacher.
The result is a scope which will measure 13.5ps pulse rise times with a noise floor of just 2mV at 50mV/div and the full 32GHz bandwidth. Jitter accuracy is 180fs.
“Noise floor is the key parameter for high speed signal measurement accuracy,” said Kasenbacher.
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Embedded Live 2010 is now taking delegate registrations for the UK exhibition which takes place at Earls Court, London 20-21 October 2010.
Confirmed exhibitors include: NXP Semiconductor, RS, ARM, Tektronix, Nokia – Qt Software, XJTAG, Pebble Bay Consulting and Pico Technology.
To register please visit the Embedded Live website registrations page.