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Engineers gain insight faster, save money and improve productivity through simultaneous measurements

Engineers gain insight faster, save money and improve productivity through simultaneous measurements



Keysight unveils MultiScope application

May 2015

KEYSIGHT Technologies has introduced the N8834A MultiScope application, which enables engineers to connect multiple Infiniium real-time oscilloscopes to make up to 40 time-correlated analog channels available for signal acquisition. Designers working on high-speed multilane applications such as optical networking, MIMO (multiple input multiple output) antennas, power rail analysis, DDR memory and high-speed serial standards can gain insight faster, save money and improve their productivity by making simultaneous measurements across multiple lanes.

The application presents data on a control PC with N8900A Infiniium offline analysis software installed. Engineers can daisy chain a leader oscilloscope and up to nine follower oscilloscopes via cables and splitters. The scopes are controlled by the PC through a LAN or USB connection. Engineers can separate the oscilloscopes and use them independently when they need four channels or fewer. The N8834A MultiScope application supports multiframes using the same family of oscilloscopes or a heterogeneous combination of different families of Infiniium oscilloscopes. The application offers automated calibration methods to allow channel correlation across scopes. For example, precision calibration on the 90000 Q-Series and Z-Series is able to provide interscope intrinsic jitter of 150 fs.




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