Oscilloscope News

Keysight V Series24 February 2015 – Keysight Technologies introduced the Infiniium V-Series oscilloscopes featuring a low oscilloscope noise floor, low real-time oscilloscope jitter floor and high number of effective bits. The Infiniium V-Series provides superior measurement accuracy, enhanced analysis tools and advanced probing systems. With models ranging from 8 GHz to 33 GHz, the V-Series enables designers to make rapid progress from first silicon to crucial insights.

Based on a Keysight-proprietary Indium Phosphide (InP) integrated circuit process the V-Series enables developers to see highly accurate depictions of their signals and achieve tighter design margins.

The V-Series offers a 12.5-Gbps hardware serial trigger (HWST) with a 160-bit sequence (the industry’s longest). Currently, this is the only HWST capable of finding 132-bit USB 3.1 (128b/132b) or 130-bit PCIe Gen 3 (128b/130b) symbols. The V-Series also offers the industry’s fastest mixed signal oscilloscope with 20-GS/s digital channels, which is ideal for triggering, analyzing and debugging DDR4 and LPDDR4 buses.

“The V-Series ensures timely validation and debug, whether a designer is looking for answers across multiple serial lanes or a massively parallel bus,” said Dave Cipriani, vice president and general manager of Keysight’s Oscilloscope and Protocol Division. “When they choose the V-Series, R&D labs in today’s most competitive industries will be equipped to achieve greater clarity faster.”

To enable high-performance measurements at the probe tip, Keysight is also announcing the new N7000A Series InfiniiMax III+ high-speed probing solutions from 8 to 20 GHz. These probing solutions come with the InfiniiMode feature, enabling convenient measurements of differential, single-ended and common-mode signals using a single probe tip and connection. This capability complements the existing N2800A Series InfiniiMax III 30-GHz high-bandwidth differential probing solutions. In addition, the new N7010A active termination adapter, which is targeted for HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort and MIPI M-PHY gear 3/4 applications, provides ultra-low-noise voltage termination (with adjustable voltage range from -4V to +4V) to a signal.

The expertise embedded in Keysight oscilloscope software applications saves time and effort. Compliance applications are certified to test the exact specifications of standards such as USB 3.1, PCIe Gen 3, LPDDR4, HDMI 2.0, 100G Ethernet and MIPI applications.

Pricing and Availability

The Infiniium V-Series oscilloscopes are available now. Base pricing is as follows for the three versions:

Digital storage oscilloscopes start at $95,000 for an 8-GHz, 80-GSa/s model with 50 Mpts per channel (DSOV084A)

Mixed signal oscilloscopes start at $110,000 for an 8-GHz, 80/40-GSa/s model with 50 Mpts per channel (MSOV084A)

Digital signal analyzers start at $110,000 for an 8-GHz, 80-GSa/s model with SDA, EZJIT Plus and 100 Mpts per channel (DSAV084A)