100-gigasamples-per-second oscilloscope for radar test and measurement introduced by Tektronix

BEAVERTON, Ore., 19 Oct. 2010. Test and measurement specialist Tektronix Inc. in Beaverton, Ore. is introducing the DPO/DSA/MSO70000C series digital and mixed signal oscilloscopes for radar applications that delivers 100 gigasamples per second for low noise and high data points on 5x oversampled 20 GHz acquisitions; accurate signal integrity measurements for high-speed serial standards like PCI Express Gen 3; fast compute platform; and stable timebase.

Oct 19th, 2010
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BEAVERTON, Ore., 19 Oct. 2010.Test and measurement specialist Tektronix Inc. in Beaverton, Ore. is introducing the DPO/DSA/MSO70000C series digital and mixed signal oscilloscopes for radar applications that delivers 100 gigasamples per second for low noise and high data points on 5x oversampled 20 GHz acquisitions; accurate signal integrity measurements for high-speed serial standards like PCI Express Gen 3; fast compute platform; and stable timebase.

Oscilloscopes with bandwidth of greater than 4 GHz are used in high-speed serial, wideband radar, fast optical communications systems, high-end embedded computing, and high-energy physics applications.

Modern radar designs use frequency and phase modulation within the radar pulses to increase a radar's range resolution and target identification capabilities, company officials say. Maintaining the same modulation characteristics from pulse to pulse is key to the system's operation.

The DPO/DSA/MSO70000C series offers a two-fold increase in sampling rate compared to the "B" series it replaces; faster compute platform for longer data records such as jitter, noise, bit error rate measurements, and statistics; and significantly quicker boot and application start up times, Tektronix officials say.

"With adequate oversampling, we get more data points in our measurement results to understand rise time performance on fast signals," says Mark Marlett, principal engineer at FPGA specialist Xilinx Inc. in San Jose, Calif. "With the 70000 series, we gain confidence using real data versus having to guess with lesser sampling rates."

For more information contact Tektronix online at www.tektronix.com.

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