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Keysight Technologies Introduces Industry's Fastest Arbitrary Waveform Generator

  
  

Instrument Delivers Best-in-Class Sample Rate, Bandwidth, Resolution, Channel Density

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Sept. 17, 2015

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) today added a 92-GSa/s, 32-GHz modular instrument to its portfolio of arbitrary waveform generators. The new high-speed, wide-bandwidth M8196A arbitrary waveform generator allows engineers to generate digital, multi-level (e.g., PAM-4, PAM-8, DMT) signal scenarios at 8 bits vertical resolution and test their electrical and optical links with complex modulated signals up to 64 GBaud. This makes the M8196A the fastest and most versatile signal generator in the industry. The M8196A supports leading edge research for 100 Gb/s, 400 Gb/s and 1 Tb/s communication applications.

"The M8196A AWG provides synchronized dual polarization I/Q signal at unrivaled speed, bandwidth and channel density," said Juergen Beck, general manager and vice president of Keysight's Digital and Photonic Test Division. "This provides communication test engineers with new tools to solve challenges in 100 Gb/s and 400 Gb/s Ethernet and coherent applications."

The M8196A arbitrary waveform generator supports:

  • High-speed and coherent optical transceiver and component testing with its four synchronized channels in one instrument, allowing deterministic emulation and predistortion of two independent I/Q signals
  • R&D tests in the development of new physical layer standards exceeding 100 Gb/s with the instrument's unmatched flexibility which also allows de-embedding of a channel's S-parameters, in-situ calibration and signal stress conditioning
  • Generation of any mathematically defined arbitrary waveforms, ultra-short yet precise pulses and multiple GHz chirps

The M8196A offers:

  • A maximum sample rate of 92 GSa/s with 32 GHz of analog bandwidth on up to four precisely aligned channels per 1-slot AXIe module simultaneously
  • Up to 2 Vpp differential output voltage and adjustable DC offset in a -1 to 2.5 V window
  • 8 bits vertical resolution and rise and fall times below 9 ps

The M8196A runs on a 1-slot AXIe modular system designed for high-performance instrumentation.

U.S. Pricing and Availability

The M8196A arbitrary waveform generator can be ordered now at an entry price of $140,000.

Additional information is available at www.keysight.com/find/M8196A. High-resolution images are available at www.keysight.com/find/M8196_images.

Keysight's Digital Test Standards Program

Keysight's solutions for digital applications are driven and supported by Keysight experts who are involved in various international standards committees. Keysight experts are active in the Joint Electronic Devices Engineering Council (JEDEC), PCI Special Interest Group (PCI-SIG®), Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA), Serial ATA International Organization (SATA-IO), USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF), Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI™) Alliance, Ethernet standards (IEEE 802.3), Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) and many others. Keysight is committed to involvement in standards groups and related workshops, plugfests and seminars to ensure the right test solutions are created to meet customers' evolving needs.
About Keysight Technologies

Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYS) is a global electronic measurement technology and market leader helping to transform its customers' measurement experience through innovations in wireless, modular, and software solutions. Keysight's electronic measurement instruments, systems, software and services are used in the design, development, manufacture, installation, deployment and operation of electronic equipment. The business had revenues of $2.9 billion in fiscal year 2014. Information about Keysight is available at www.keysight.com.

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Janet Smith, Americas
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