The M8196A is designed to support leading-edge research for 100-Gbps, 400-Gbps and 1-Tbps communication applications. Target applications include:
- High-speed and coherent optical transceiver and component testing; its four synchronized channels in one instrument enable deterministic emulation and predistortion of two independent I/Q signals
- R&D tests in the development of new physical layer standards exceeding 100 Gbps via the instrument's flexibility, which also allows de-embedding of a channel's S-parameters, in-situ calibration, and signal stress conditioning
- Generation of any mathematically defined arbitrary waveforms, ultra-short yet precise pulses, and multiple GHz chirps.
The M8196A provides 92 GSa/s sampling rate and up to 32 GHz of analog bandwidth.
Judge’s comment: "Impressive. Critical tool for coherent and client interface research and development."