An optional arbitrary waveform generation capability and five additional analysis applications have been added to the Agilent Technologies Inc. InfiniiVision 3000 X-Series oscilloscopes.
AWG enables the capture of waveforms with oscilloscopes and conversion of them to stimulus files to simplify stimulus/response testing.
Agilent integrated a function generator with an oscilloscope nine moths ago to simplify stimulus-response testing. It enables R&D engineers who need to simulate missing signals and educators who want a simple tool for teaching students about instrument operation.
The AWG is a free software upgrade which is used with the integrated WaveGen 20-MHZ function generator option.
As well as allowing the capture waveforms on oscilloscopes and converting them to stimulus files the AWG software will support the editing of captured waveforms within the oscilloscope. Agilent’s BenchLink Waveform Builder Pro software can be used to create custom waveforms.
The 2.0 release adds analysis options for the 3000 X-Series scopes:
• DSOX3VID joins the 3000 X-Series’ million-waveforms-per-second update rate with the triggers, IRE grids and cursors for the latest HDTV standards.
• DSOX3AERO (MIL-STD 1553 and ARINC 429) and DSOX3FLEX (FlexRay) protocol analysis packages combine hardware-accelerated protocol triggering and display with powerful search and navigation tools.
• DSOX3PWR adds a broad portfolio of power system measurements, including single-box power supply rejection ratio tests.
• DSOXADVMATH advanced math functions, including filters, trending and chart display.
Agilent is running a program where engineers who purchase qualifying equipment from the company, including Infiniium oscilloscopes, PNA-X network analyzers and PXA signal analyzers, will receive a complimentary DSOX3034A, 4-channel, 350-MHz oscilloscope.