PicoScope 9300 Series
USB Sampling Oscilloscopes
At 20 GHz bandwidth, the PicoScope 9300 sampling oscilloscopes address digital and telecommunications applications of 10 Gb/s and higher, microwave applications up to 20 GHz and timing applications with a resolution down to 64 fs. Optional 11.3 Gb/s clock recovery, optical to electrical converter or differential, de-skewable time domain reflectometry sources (40 ps/200 mV or 60 ps/6 V) complete a powerful, small-footprint and cost-effective measurement package.
PicoScope 9300 Series sampling oscilloscopes use triggered sequential sampling to capture high-bandwidth repetitive or clock-derived signals without the expense or jitter of a very high-speed clocked sampling system such as a real-time oscilloscope. 20 GHz bandwidth allows measurement of 17.5 ps transitions, and low sampling jitter enables timing resolution down to 0.064 ps. Sequential sampling rate of 1 MS/s, unsurpassed by other sampling oscilloscopes, enables rapid building of waveforms, eye diagrams and histograms.
These two and four channel units occupy very little space on a workbench and are small enough to carry with a laptop for on-site testing. Furthermore, instead of using remote probe heads attached to a large bench-top unit, you can position the PicoScope 9300 right next to the device under test and connect to it with short, low-loss coaxial cables.
Everything you need is built into the oscilloscope, with no expensive hardware or software add-ons to worry about. Alternatively, you can use your PicoScope 9300 with a stand-alone PG900 TDR/TDT differential fast pulse generator to gain the extra versatility and configurability of independent high-performance source and measurement instruments.
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The PicoScope 9300 scopes have a built-in high-frequency trigger with frequency divider. Its trigger bandwidth of up to 14 GHz allows measurement of microwave components with extremely fast data rates.
The 9300 scopes are equipped with a built-in internal direct trigger from each channel for signals up to 100 MHz. This full-function trigger also provides level, slope, hysteresis and holdoff controls.
To support serial data applications in which the data clock is not available as a trigger, the PicoScope 9302 and 9321 models include a clock recovery trigger to regenerate the data clock from the incoming serial data. A divider accessory kit is included to route the signal to both the clock recovery and oscilloscope inputs.
All models in the PicoScope 9300 Series can internally generate a pattern sync trigger derived from bit rate, pattern length, and trigger divide ratio. This enables them to build up an eye diagram from any specified bit or group of bits in a sequence.
Eye line mode works with the pattern sync trigger to isolate any one of the eight posssible paths, called eye lines, that the signal can make through the eye diagram. This allows the instrument to display and isolate effects such as data-dependent jitter, offset and overshoot for each trajectory.
The PicoScope 9311 and 9312 models include a built-in differential step generator for time domain reflectometry and time domain transmission measurements. This feature can be used to characterize transmission lines, printed circuit traces, connectors and cables with as little as 1.5 cm resolution.
The PicoScope 9312 is supplied with external tunnel diode pulse heads that generate positive and negative 200 mV pulses with 40 ps system rise time. The PicoScope 9311 generates large-amplitude differential pulses with 60 ps system rise time directly from its front panel and is suited to TDR/TDT applications where the reflected or transmitted signal is small.
The PicoScope 9300 Series TDR/TDT models include source deskew with 1 ps resolution and comprehensive calibration, reference plane and measurement functions. Voltage, impedance or reflection coefficient (ρ) can be plotted against time or distance.
The PicoScope 9311 and 9312 are supplied with a comprehensive set of calibrated accessories to support your TDR/TDT measurements. These include cables, signal dividers, adaptors, an attenuator and reference load and short.
The PicoScope 9321 includes a built-in, precision optical-to-electrical converter. With the converter output routed to one of the scope inputs (optionally through an SMA pulse-shaping filter), the PicoScope 9321 can analyze standard optical communications signals such as OC48/STM16, 4.250 Gb/s Fiber Channel and 2xGB Ethernet. The scope can perform eye diagram measurements, with automatic measurement of optical parameters including extinction ratio, S/N ratio, eye height and eye width. With its integrated clock recovery module, the scope is usable to 11.3 Gb/s. The converter input accepts both single-mode (SM) and multimode (MM) fibers and has a wavelength range of 750 to 1650 nm.
A range of Bessel-Thomson filters is available for standard frequencies. These filters are essential for accurate characterization of signals emerging from an optical transmission system. The first eye diagram, above left, shows the ringing typical of an unequalized O/E converter output at 622 Mb/s. The second eye diagram, above right, shows the result of connecting the 622 Mb/s B-T filter. This is an accurate representation of the signal that an equalized optical receiver would see, enabling the PicoScope 9321 to display correct measurements.
The PicoScope 9341 sampling oscilloscope offers 20 GHz bandwidth on four channels for engineers who need to characterize performance of multi-lane gigabit transmission systems, and check for channel-to-channel interference and compatibility.
The oscilloscope samples after each trigger event with a regularly incrementing delay derived from an internal triggerable oscillator. Jitter is 1.8 ps typical, 2.0 ps maximum. The 1 MS/s sampling rate, the highest of any sampling scope, builds waveforms and persistence displays faster.
A variation of STS mode in which sampling is controlled by the external prescaled trigger. Jitter is reduced, even with long time delays.
The oscilloscope acquires one sample per internal trigger, independent of timebase settings. The delay is generated by a precise internal clock oscillator.
Uniquely, there is a 100 MHz bandwidth trigger pick-off within the samplers. The PicoScope 9300 scopes can therefore operate similarly to a traditional DSO in roll, transient capture and ETS modes. Signals up to 100 MHz are conveniently displayed without the need for another oscilloscope.
The scope can generate industry-standard or custom signals including clock, pulse and pseudo-random binary sequence. These can be used to test the instrument’s inputs, experiment with its features and verify complex set-ups such as mask tests. AUX OUTPUT can also be configured as a trigger output.
A more versatile option may be to separate your high-performance fast-step TDR/TDT pulse source from the 20GHz sampling oscilloscope and utilize the two instruments either stand-alone or together as required. The PicoSource PG900 differential fast step pulse generators re-house the PS9311 and/or the PS9312 pulse sources in a separate USB-controlled instrument, and are supplied with PicoSource PG900 control software.
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PicoScope 9301 accessories included
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PicoScope 9321 accessories included
PicoScope 9341 accessories included
*PG900 pulse generator can be used in addition to the built in TDR/TDT source.