Pico Technologies, represented locally by Comtest, has completed the update on the PicoScope 9300 Series. The PicoScope 9301 and PicoScope 9341 have received a bandwidth upgrade from 20 GHz to 25 GHz – highly significant because 25GHz bandwidth allows five harmonic capture of data rates up to 10Gbit/s. With serial data streams up to 10Gbits/s now commonplace, standards such as HDMI 2.0, PCIe Gen2 and Gen3, GBit Ethernet and USB 3.1 Gen1 and Gen2, to name but a few, all have transmission lines, cables, components, transmitters and receivers which all need pre-compliance testing and characterisation.
Is 25 GHz bandwidth is expensive?
Engineers need to constantly test and validate their designs before compliance testing. For most companies, owning a real-time scope with 25GHz bandwidth is unrealistic (upwards of R2 600 000/$200 000) so long-term renting is often the only way forward but that could be +R195 000/$15,000, per month. Users can now own the 25 GHz scope on the bench and have it in use every day, for the equivalent of 1 month’s rent of a 25 GHz real time scope. This represents the best bandwidth vs price performance currently available to market.
Intuitive touch-optimised software
All PicoScope 9300 and 9300-25 sampling oscilloscopes use PicoSample 3 software. The latest releases, PicoSample 3.25, includes masks for USB 2.0 and USB 3.1 Gen1 and Gen2, and the user interface has been optimised (use with a mouse or a touch screen PC or laptop).
High performance microwave and Gigabit probes
No oscilloscope measurement system is complete without a set of high performance probes, and Pico Technology now offer a full range of highly cost effective microwave and gigabit probes, ideally suited to low-invasive in system probing of analogue, pulse, impulse and high speed serial data streams.
For more information on the PicoTech’s updated PICOSCOPE 9300, or for info about seminars, demos or to locate the nearest dealer, contact Comtest on 010 595 1821 or email@example.com