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January 19th, 2016

Keysight Technologies Is Pumping Up The Analog Bandwidth For Their Arbitrary Waveform Generator

[Satnews] Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) their M8195A 65 GSa/s arbitrary waveform generator’s (AWG’s) analog bandwidth has increased from 20 GHz to 25 GHz—this performance increase guarantees even greater signal quality, with up to four fully synchronized channels.
The AWG’s memory also increased to 16 GSa per channel for a playtime of 250 ms at maximum sample rate. With the M8195A’s sequencer option, engineers can create long test signal scenarios. Furthermore, by adding the M8085A software plug-in, engineers can have a very compact multi-lane MIPI C-PHY and D-PHY receiver test-application. The D-PHY test application includes a payload pattern and pattern sequence editor. Standard conformant calibration and test procedures are also part of the application for C-PHY and D-PHY. A standard conformant test significantly increases the efficiency of every engineer in charge of qualifying C-PHY or D-PHY interfaces.
Also available is the 81195A optical modulation generator software. The software’s real-time option allows engineers to change the signal properties and impairments at runtime. The M8195A features one, two or four differential channels per 1-slot high AXIe module. The number of channels is software upgradeable.

The M8195A AWG, in combination with the 81195A optical modulation generator’s real-time option, speeds up tests by a factor of 100,” said Jürgen Beck, general manager and vice president of Keysight’s Digital and Photonic Test Division. “This unprecedented approach represents a tremendous relief for test engineers who are always under the pressure to deliver reliable test results in a minimum of time.