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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, 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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Tektronix Introduces Industry’s First 32 Gb/s Protocol-Aware Bit Error Rate Test & Analysis System

Tektronix, a leading worldwide provider of measurement solutions, today introduced the industry’s first 32 Gb/s protocol-aware bit error rate test and analysis system. The new Tektronix BSX series BERTScope not only helps characterize the receiver in Gen3 and Gen4 devices – it enables users to shorten the time needed to debug link training and bit error rate issues.


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