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Keysight Technologies' Arbitrary Waveform Generator Now Includes Real-Time Signals, Greater Bandwidth

The M8195A AWG, in combination with the 81195A optical modulation generator's real-time option, speeds up tests by a factor of 100,". "This unprecedented approach represents a tremendous relief for test engineers who are always under the pressure to deliver reliable test results in a minimum of time." - said by Jürgen Beck, general manager and vice president of Keysight's Digital and Photonic Test Division.

  • Increased analog bandwidth from 20 to 25 GHz
  • New sequencer for long-signal scenarios
  • New real-time digital signal processing for coherent optical applications
  • New MIPI® C-PHY℠ and D-PHY℠ receiver compliance testing efficiency

Keysight Technologies, Inc. today announced that the M8195A 65 GSa/s arbitrary waveform generator's (AWG's) analog bandwidth increased from 20 GHz to 25 GHz. This performance increase guarantees even greater signal quality, with up to four fully synchronized channels.

The AWG's memory also increased to 16 GSa per channel for a playtime of 250 ms at maximum sample rate. With the M8195A's sequencer option, engineers can create long test signal scenarios.

Furthermore, by adding the M8085A software plug-in, engineers can have a very compact multi-lane MIPI C-PHY and D-PHY receiver test-application. The D-PHY test application includes a payload pattern and pattern sequence editor. Standard conformant calibration and test procedures are also part of the application for C-PHY and D-PHY. A standard conformant test significantly increases the efficiency of every engineer in charge of qualifying C-PHY or D-PHY interfaces.

M8195A 65 GSa/s Arbitrary Waveform Generator in a M9502A AXIe chassis

Also available is the 81195A optical modulation generator software. The software's real-time option allows engineers to change the signal properties and impairments at runtime.

The M8195A features one, two or four differential channels per 1-slot high AXIe module. The number of channels is software upgradeable.

Source: RSI

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