PC Scopes Reach 20 GHz

Aug. 6, 2013
High-speed oscilloscope modules connect to personal computers to form measurement tools with 17.5-ps input rise times.

The PicoScope 9300 oscilloscopes from Saelig employ sequential sampling technology to measure fast repetitive signals, using a sampling adapter that attaches to a standard personal computer (PC). With their high time-base stability and accuracy, these oscilloscopes deliver 64-fs time resolution with highly accurate jitter measurements. The oscilloscopes feature an effective sampling rate of 15 TSamples/s with 17.5-ps input rise time. The sampling scopes provide dual 16-b measurement channels, each with 60-dB dynamic range. The instruments are suitable for a wide range of applications including signal analysis, timing analysis, and evaluation of analog and digital communications systems.

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Jack Browne | Technical Contributor

Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

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