Two-channel 5 GHz and 16 GHz Sampler-Extended Real-Time Oscilloscopes to Provide High-Speed Performance at Lower Cost

Published  March 10, 2021   0
PicoScope 9402-5&16 Oscilloscopes

Designed to analyze repetitive or clock-derived signals, PicoScope 2-channel 9402 Sampler-Extended Real-time Oscilloscope (SXRTO) series by Saelig Company offer high-speed performance at less than half the cost of other conventional benchtop solutions already available in the market. These new devices feature two high-resolution 12-bit channels driven by the equivalent-time sampling (ETS) of up to 1.0TSa/s (1.0ps) for the 5GHz model and 2.5TSa/s (0.4ps) for the 16GHz version.

There are two models available viz. PicoScope 2-channel 9402-05 GHz Sampler-Extended Real-Time Oscilloscope and PicoScope 2-channel 9402-16 GHz Sampler-Extended Real-Time Oscilloscope with 5 GHz and 16 GHz bandwidth respectively. The wide-band inputs help in accurately measuring transitions as fast as 22ps, pulses down to 45ps wide, and permits clock performance and eye diagram analysis of up to 11Gb/s signals (to third harmonic).

Additionally, the real-time broadband sampling modes can support analysis for other common RF signals such as wireless frequencies of 900MHz, 2.4 and 5.5GHz, and upwards.  Pico’s SXRTO instrument architecture reduces the cost of broadband time-domain sampling for repetitive signal or clock-related applications. Furthermore, Pico’s SXRTO technology seamlessly transitions to single-event, real-time waveform capture at sampling rates at and below 500MS/s. Both sampling modes capture the memory of 250,000 samples, beneficial for capturing slower system signals, modulation envelopes, and repetitive pulse patterns.

These USB-controlled PicoScope 9402-5&16 oscilloscopes are supplied with PicoSample 4 software, a free touch-compatible GUI that controls the instrument and presents waveforms, measurements, and statistics on an attached PC display. Besides, a wide range of automated and user-configurable signal integrity measurements, mathematics, statistical views, and limits test facilities are included for validation and trending of pulse and timing performance, jitter, RZ, and NRZ eye diagrams. 

Key Application areas of USB-controlled PicoScope 9402-5&16 Oscilloscopes include

  • Telecom and radar test
  • Service and manufacturing
  • Transceiver and laser testing
  • RF, microwave, and gigabit digital system measurements
  • Signal, eye, pulse, and impulse characterization
  • Precision timing and phase analysis
  • Digital system design and characterization
  • Eye diagram with mask and limits test up to 8 Gb/s
  • Clock and data recovery at up to 8 Gb/s
  • Ethernet, HDMI 1, PCI, SATA, and USB 2.0, semiconductor characterization
  • Signal, data, and pulse/impulse integrity and pre-compliance testing