Agilent Technologies introduces wide-bandwidth oscilloscope for high-speed digital designs

JUNE 16, 2010 -- Agilent Technologies Inc. expanded its digital communications analyzer (DCA) portfolio with the 86100D DCA-X wide-bandwidth oscilloscope. The DCA-X is designed to provide engineers with the tools needed to characterize their high-speed digital designs easily and accurately.

JUNE 16, 2010 -- Agilent Technologies Inc. expanded its digital communications analyzer (DCA) portfolio with the 86100D DCA-X wide-bandwidth oscilloscope. The DCA-X is designed to provide engineers with the tools needed to characterize their high-speed digital designs easily and accurately.

The DCA-X mainframe platform will allow engineers to make next-generation measurements that include integrated de-embedding capability. At the same time, the DCA-X is backwards compatible with all previous DCA modules and code compatible with the 86100C. With future modules, the DCA-X will be able to support up to 16 measurement channels. Higher channel counts will enable electrical and optical engineers to test their parallel designs efficiently, and it offers higher throughput for manufacturing.

The high analog bandwidth, low noise, and low jitter measurements offered by the DCA helps engineers see the true performance of their designs on signals from 50 Mb/s to more than 40 Gb/s, says a representative. The modular DCA platform can be configured for optical, electrical, TDR/TDT, and S-parameter measurement capability.

“The 86100D’s new user interface and integrated de-embedding capability take measurement accuracy and insight to the next level,” says Jay Alexander, vice president and general manager of Agilent’s oscilloscopes business. “The DCA-X provides engineers with the tools to analyze their designs quickly and accurately, allowing them to get their products to market faster.”

Agilent also has upgraded N1010A FlexDCA remote access software with support for both the 86100C DCA-J and 86100D DCA-X. N1010A is a PC-based version of the DCA-X user interface that extends control of the scope to a remote PC (via LAN to a lab or home office PC) and allows engineers to analyze waveforms offline.

Agilent 86100D DCA-X pricing starts at $21,500 with four-week delivery. Pricing for 86100D-SIM InfiniiSim-DCA waveform transformation software starts at $5,000 with 10-week delivery.

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