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R&S RTO Oscilloscope Offers New Test Options for Fast Serial Interfaces up to 5 Gbit/s

Fast serial communications interfaces such as USB and PCIe have found their way into the designs of many electronic circuits. When testing and debugging circuits, developers need easy-to-use tools that provide comprehensive support for these interfaces. The most compact complete solution available today is offered by Rohde & Schwarz and consists of the following components: the R&S RTO2064 oscilloscope, the test options for the various interface standards, and modular R&S RT-ZM60 broadband probes for contacting the DUT. Rohde & Schwarz is expanding its offering with the following new test options: triggering and decoding software options for SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.1 Gen1), PCIe 1.1/2.0 and USB-PD, plus a compliance test option for PCIe 1.1/2.0.


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Qorvo Announces PAM4 Drivers and TIAs for Data Centers

Qorvo announced three 28 GBd linear drivers (single and quad-channel) and two, single channel, linear TIAs for the pulse amplitude modulation-4 (PAM4) optical networking standard. The drivers are in production, and the single channel TIAs will be available for sampling in April.


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R&S Power

Rohde & Schwarz Helps Developers Optimize Power Supplies in Wireless Devices

The new R&S RT-ZVC02/04 multichannel power probe can measure across large current and voltage ranges without having to switch ranges, making it possible to monitor the power consumption of chipsets, radio modules and wearables such as smartwatches. When used in combination with an R&S RTE or R&S RTO oscilloscope, the current drain can be clearly correlated with analog and digital control signals, enabling developers to optimize the battery life of such wearables and wireless devices early in the development cycle.


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Rohde & Schwarz Introduces a Modular Probe System for Precision Measurements up to 9 GHz

Measuring fast data signals, e.g. on SuperSpeed USB or PCIe-2.0 interfaces, requires an oscilloscope that can acquire and analyze data rates up to 5 Gbit/s and suitable probes. The new R&S RT-ZM modular broadband probe system from Rohde & Schwarz ensures that optimum contact is made with the DUT. It provides a high dynamic range and, depending on the tip and test mode, an extremely low input capacitance of 32 femtofarad to 521 femtofarad up into the GHz range.


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Pico Technology's New Scope Offers Four True Differential Channels

Pico Technology, market leader in PC oscilloscopes and data loggers, today introduced the PicoScope 4444 high-resolution differential oscilloscope. This instrument features four true differential input channels and a range of accessories for measurements from millivolt to 1000 V CAT III applications. The new PicoScope addresses the perennial problem of making accurate voltage waveform measurements on circuit elements that are not ground-referenced, without the risk of short circuits that could damage the device under test or the measuring instrument.


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Passive Plus

Passive Plus, Inc., Offers Extended Value Ranges for Traditional HI-Q/Low ESR Capacitors

Passive Plus, Inc. (PPI) now offers extended-values for the Traditional NP0, Hi-Q 0505 (.055” x .055”) -- now available up to 1,000pF and an increased operational temp up to 200°C. These parts exhibit Low ESR/ESL, Low Noise, High Self-Resonance as well as ultra-stable performance over temperature. Usually used for wireless broadcasting equipment, mobile base stations, GPS, MRI, and radar applications and offered in magnetic and non-magnetic terminations.


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GLOBALFOUNDRIES Demos 56 Gbps Long-Reach SerDes on Advanced 14 nm FinFET Process Technology

GLOBALFOUNDRIES announced that it has demonstrated true long-reach 56 Gbps SerDes performance in silicon on the company’s 14nm FinFET process.  As a part of GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ high-performance ASIC offeringFX-14™, the 56Gbps SerDes is designed for customers seeking to improve power and performance efficiency while handling the most demanding long-reach high-performance applications.


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