The 9400 Series from Pico Technology are 5 and 16 GHz Sampler Extended Real-Time Oscilloscopes (SXRTOs). These oscilloscopes combine the benefits of real-time sampling, random equivalent-time sampling, and high analog bandwidth. They integrate two or four high-bandwidth input channels with market-leading ADC, timing, and display resolutions for accurately measuring and visualizing high-speed analog and digital data signals. For the 16 GHz bandwidth option, the oscilloscopes have a transition time of 22 ps and a random equivalent-time sampling rate of 2.5 TS/s (0.4 ps resolution). For the 5 GHz bandwidth option, the oscilloscopes have a transition time of 70 ps and a random equivalent-time sampling rate of 1 TS/s (1 ps resolution). They provide an ADC resolution of up to 12-bits with a sampling speed of 500 MS/s.
These SXRTOs have a 2.5 GHz direct trigger that can be driven from any of the input channels, and a built-in divider that can extend the off-channel trigger bandwidth up to 5 GHz. They provide an additional external pre-scaled trigger input on the 16 GHz models to allow for a stable trigger from signals of up to 16 GHz bandwidth. The 9400 series also have internal triggers to provide recovered clock recovery at up to 8 Gb/s and can be controlled from the RF output ports on the rear panel. They integrate a selectable analog bandwidth limiter (100 or 450 MHz, model-dependent) into every input channel to reject high frequencies and associated noise and allow users to select a narrow setting for anti-aliasing filtering operation in real-time sampling modes. The oscilloscopes require a DC supply of +12 V and consume less than 2.6 A of current.
The 9400 Series oscilloscopes can be remotely controlled to monitor and analyze waveforms from a PC using the Ethernet, HDMI 1, PCI, SATA, and USB 2.0 interfaces. They utilize touch-compatible PicoSample 4 software to remotely perform and characterize signals with additional properties. The display of these oscilloscopes can be resized to fit any window and fully utilize available display resolution (4K or beyond) across multiple monitors. They also provide four independent zoom channels to show different views of the data with a resolution down to 0.4 ps and use high-bandwidth probes to allow for cost-effective fingertip browsing of fast signals.
The real-time oscilloscopes are available in enclosures that measure 245 x 60 x 232 mm with SMA connectors and are ideal for use in digital system design and characterization, signal, eye, and impulse characterization, eye diagram, mask, and limits tests up to 8 Gb/s, RF, microwave and gigabit digital system measurements, optical fiber, transceiver, and laser testing, semiconductor characterization, and telecom/radar testing applications.