Three of my five children still live at home, and my mom just moved in as well. Today Agilent announced that with event identification software, it can identify signal integrity problems. The
N5414/5A InfiniiScan scans through thousands of waveforms to find the critter causing the anomalous signal behavior.
This brings Agilent close to the mythical and illusive "find problem" button that would allow each signal acquired to be inspected and the user informed of any problems it discovers. So far, there's a limit to the number of events that can be simultaneously scanned. With InfiniiScan, designed to work on Agilent's Infiniium line of oscilloscopes, you can monitor up to five different events, or the same event on four channels simultaneously. The software can isolate events as narrow as 70-ps, well beyond the 300-ps limitation of hardware-based approaches.
Imagine how much easier life would be if I had an unlimited bandwidth to immediately spot problems and anomalous behavior with my teenagers (and mom).
Please Agilent, see what you can do--I want one.