Pico Technology has today introduced the PicoScope 9404-16 SXRTO, a 16 GHz sampler-extended real-time oscilloscope. The new model joins the 5GHz 9404-05 model launched earlier this year. Ideally suited to repetitive or clock-derived signals, both models feature four high-resolution 12-bit channels, each supported by real-time sampling to 500 MS/s per channel and up to 5 TS/s (0.2 ps) equivalent-time sampling. These are voltage and timing resolutions that match or more typically exceed the best available amongst broadband real-time oscilloscopes today.
The wide-band inputs, fine timing and voltage resolutions, display and accurately measure transitions as fast as 22ps, pulses and impulses down to 45ps wide, allowing clock performance and eye diagram analysis of up to 11Gb/s gigabit signals (to third harmonic). Less than 2ps RMS trigger jitter and 5 GHz trigger support margin analysis and characteristic of today’s high-speed serial data systems, whilst integrated clock and data recovery to 11Gb/s and an external pre-scaled trigger input extend the SXRTO trigger capability to the full bandwidth of the 16GHz model. Additionally, the real-time broadband sampling modes can support, for example, capture of carrier envelope, baseband modulation and other envelope tracking signals around amplify, route and transmit paths; including major wireless communication frequency bands such as 900MHz, 2.4GHz and 5.5GHz and upwards.
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