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.
20 GHz PC Oscilloscopes Utilize Sequential Sampling Technology
20 GHz input bandwidth allows acquisition of signals with rise times up to 17.5 ps.