Optical-network designers and manufacturers can now use the Tektronix OM4000 coherent lightwave signal analyzer to drive the DSA8300 digital sampling oscilloscope to analyze PM-QPSK, QAM, and other complex modulation signals with 16-bit vertical resolution. With this enhancement to the OM4000, users can choose between a real-time or equivalent-time (sampling) scope to suit their measurement needs.
According to Tektronix, the OM4000 paired with the DSA8300 sampling scope not only offers higher vertical resolution than can be accomplished using a real-time oscilloscope, but also helps lower overall system costs. In addition to 16-bit vertical resolution, the DSA8300 achieves a 450-µV RMS noise floor at 60 GHz for added dynamic range and accuracy. It provides up to 60-GHz bandwidth on all four channels, and timing jitter as low as 450 fs RMS enables visibility into real signal performance.
OM4000 support for the DSA8300 digital serial analyzer sampling oscilloscope is available for ordering now, with delivery starting in June. Base prices for the OM4000 and DSA8300 are $109,000 and $28,100, respectively.