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20 GHz PC Oscilloscopes Utilize Sequential Sampling Technology

20 GHz PC Oscilloscopes Utilize Sequential Sampling Technology

20 GHz input bandwidth allows acquisition of signals with rise times up to 17.5 ps.

Pico Technology’s PicoScope 9300 series oscilloscopes use sequential sampling technology to measure fast repetitive signals without needing real-time sampling hardware. An input bandwidth of up to 20 GHz allows acquisition of signals with rise times of up to 17.5 ps. Featuring over 15 TSa/s effective sampling rate, 17.5 ps input rise time, and dual 16-bit, 60 dB dynamic range inputs, the sampling oscilloscopes are suited for applications including signal, timing and network analysis, testing and design of high-speed digital communication systems, and semiconductor testing. A 5 ps/div dual timebase with a time interval resolution of 64 fs enables the adapters to build waveforms and persistence displays at a rate of 1 MHz. A built-in direct trigger is designed for signals up to 2.5 GHz repetition rate, and a clock-recovery trigger input accommodates serial data from 6.5 Mb/s to 11.3 Gb/s. The oscilloscopes can perform pre-compliance tests, fault-finding, design, debug and margin testing on serial communications signals such as 10 Gb Ethernet, SONET/SDH STM64 and FEC1071, 10x Fibre Channel, and InfiniBand and PCIe. PicoScope 9300 sampling oscilloscopes are available now from Pico's distributor, Saelig Company, from around $15,000.

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