SAN FRANCISCO Agilent Technologies Inc. released what it said was the industry's first high-speed, serial pulse data generator with stimulus capability up to 7 GHz, enabling computer and semiconductor test engineers to accurately characterize components being developed for the next-generation serial buses used in high-speed transmission systems.
Accurate high-speed stimulus is crucial to ensuring signal integrity, Agilent (Palo Alto, Calif.) said, and the new Agilent 81141A enables engineers to conduct reliable and accurate physical layer tests by providing precision low-jitter signals and offering full control of data streams for stress tests. Its linear delay modulation enables fast and ultra precise jitter tolerance and jitter transfer measurements, according to Agilent.
"The combination of multiple data formats such as RZ, R1 and NRZ with sequencing, trigger capability and high-speed frequency is unique in the market and critical for the next-generation high-speed technology wave," said Siegfried Gross, vice president and general manager of Agilent's Digital Verification Solutions division, in a statement. "High-speed design starts with the physical layer and its signal integrity."
The Agilent 81141A 7 GHz serial pulse data generator is available now for $88,000, with shipments starting in September, the company said.