Keysight Technologies released the 86100D DCA-X at Design Con in Santa Clara, California earlier this month. The 86100D DCA-X performs precision measurements on high-speed digital designs from 50 Mb/s to more than 80 Gb/s on up to 16 channels simultaneously. Applications include:
- Optical – Transceiver design and manufacturing
- Electrical – ASIC/FPGA/IC design and characterization
- TDR/TDT/S-Parameter – Serial bus designs, cables, and PCB characterization
Specifications describe warranted performance over the temperature range of +10 to +40 °C (unless otherwise noted). The specifications are applicable for the temperature after the instrument is turned on for one hour, and while self-calibration is valid. Many performance parameters are enhanced through frequent, simple user calibrations. Characteristics provide useful, non-warranted information about the functions and performance of the instrument. Characteristics are printed in italic typeface. Product specifications and descriptions in this document are subject to change without notice.
The 86100D DCA-X oscilloscope combines high analog bandwidth, low jitter, and low noise performance to accurately characterize optical and electrical designs from 50 Mb/s to over 80 Gb/s. The mainframe provides the foundation for powerful insight and measurement capability, such as de-embedding of cables and fixtures, that improve margins and allow engineers to see the true performance of their designs.
The DCA-X provides powerful analysis capability that is enabled through licensed software options. Examples include 86100D-200 for fast and accurate jitter analysis, 86100D-SIM for de-embedding and/or embedding of fixtures and cables, and the N1012A/N1014A/N108XA Series test applications.