Keysight Technologies used ASICs in its UXR-Series to deliver 4-channel 5-110GHz oscilloscopes. It has now applied ASICs to its latest offering – the Infiniium MXR-Series mixed signal oscilloscopes that combine eight instruments in one package with simultaneous 8-channel performance at 6GHz. These include a real-time spectrum analyser (RTSA), oscilloscope, digital voltmeter (DVM), waveform generator, Bode plotter, counter, protocol analyser, and logic analyser. In addition, there’s a 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.
“This is the first oscilloscope with 8 analogue channels at 6GHz and 16 simultaneous digital channels, enabling customers to reduce test bench and workflow complexity to achieve higher performance as well as accurate and repeatable multi-channel measurements in a single instrument,” said Erik Babbe, Keysight marketing manager.
The MRX-Series is aimed at high-speed digital designs, power integrity verification, Wi-Fi 6, IoT, IIoT and imaging and gallium nitride (GaN) semiconductors which use frequencies between 2GHz and 6GHz. Testing these new products requires time- and frequency-domain equipment capable of simultaneous analogue and digital channels, ideally with software-enabled protocols, standards, built-in test assistance, and test team remote collaboration.