Agilent claims new scopes attain 'highest measurement accuracy'

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Agilent Technologies has announced what it claims to be the 'world's fastest' real time oscilloscopes with 32GHz true analogue bandwidth.

The Infiniium 90000 X-Series oscilloscope range incorporates 10 new models from 16 to 32GHz and are bandwidth upgradable. According to Agilent, the scopes deliver the 'lowest noise' and have the 'lowest jitter measurement floor' in the industry. The accompanying probing system is designed to offer browsing to 30GHz with a range of accessories rated to 28GHz and the ability to upgrade bandwidth in the future. The 90000 X-Series scopes are said to offer over 40 measurement-specific application packages including jitter, triggering, measurement, and analysis tools and full compliance certification test suites. The company says it has invested in a proprietary indium phosphide (InP) integrated circuit process to enable high frequency capability. Custom aluminum nitride packaging technology combines five InP chips in the front end multichip module which incorporates unique noise shielding and heat dissipation techniques. Agilent says that this technology gives the Infiniium 90000-X Series scopes true analogue hardware performance to 32GHz. Jay Alexander, vice president and general manager of Agilent's oscilloscopes organization, said: "Agilent is excited to have achieved clear performance leadership in our new oscilloscope lineup. Our customers have demanding roadmaps with ever increasing measurement requirements. With this lead in technology, we offer them the best measurement accuracy today and well into the future."