- Keysight informed this Oscilloscope features digital voltmeter, waveform generator, bode plotter and counter among other features
- It can be used to testing semiconductors that utilise frequencies between two GHz and six GHz
- The company said this can reduce bench clutter, setup and test time, while minimizing crosstalk issues
Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) has announced the launch of first oscilloscope with eight analog channels at six GHz and 16 simultaneous digital channels. Dubbed Keysight Infiniium MXR series oscilloscope eight-in-one oscillocope, it allows accurate and repeatable multi-channel measurements in a single instrument.
“The Infiniium MXR-Series benefits from a unique combination of Keysight’s technology and solution expertise,” stated Jay Alexander, CTO at Keysight Technologies.
Testing semiconductors that utilise frequencies between two GHz and six GHz
High-speed digital designs, power integrity verification, Wi-Fi 6, IoT, IIoT and imaging and gallium nitride (GaN) semiconductors utilize frequencies between two GHz and six GHz that are currently underserved or require costly trade-offs.
Testing these new products requires time- and frequency-domain equipment capable of simultaneous analog and digital channels, ideally with software enabled protocols, standards, built-in test assistance, and test team remote collaboration.
The new Infiniium MXR-Series mixed signal oscilloscope offers ASIC-driven processing resulting in eight powerful instruments in one, including a real-time spectrum analyzer (RTSA), oscilloscope, digital voltmeter (DVM), waveform generator, Bode plotter, counter, protocol analyzer, and logic analyzer.
It is complemented by an extensive suite of software solutions focused on power integrity, high-speed digital test, and verification. Built-in software includes a fault hunter function that speeds root cause identification and resolution of rare or randomly occurring errors.
“Today’s engineers are faced with a new reality where they need affordable access to accurate and repeatable multi-channel measurements in a work environment that extends from the bench and beyond,” said Kiran Unni, vice president, Industrial Americas, Frost & Sullivan.
From symptom to resolution
The company said that eight powerful instruments in one reduces bench clutter, setup and test time, while minimizing crosstalk issues. Incorporating a real-time spectrum analyzer achieves a 100 per cent probability of detection in the frequency domain, even for asynchronous errors.
“A built-in fault hunter function learns normal signals and compares them over time to find abnormal signals, capturing everything else that occurs when the abnormal signals happen. This results in rapid problem resolution for troubleshooting irregular, random or spurious signals, read Keysight’s official note.
It continued, “Simultaneous eight analog channels and 16 digital channels enable monitoring and analysis of complex signal interactions. Coupled with 3X higher bandwidth than any other eight channel oscilloscopes, it allows test engineers to open a wider and more insightful window into designs.”
Remote collaboration with PathWave Infiniium Offline Analysis software enables design teams to do extensive analysis and data manipulation after bench measurements are complete.