Real-Time Oscilloscopes feature 32 GHz true analog bandwidth.

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Available in 10 models ranging from 16-32 GHz, Infiniium 90000 X-Series Oscilloscopes are bandwidth upgradable and offer more than 40 measurement-specific application packages, including jitter, triggering, measurement, and analysis tools and full compliance certification test suites. Units feature low noise floor of 2 mV at 50 mV/div, 32 GHz; low jitter measurement floor of ~150 femtoseconds; and 2 Gpts memory.

Original Press Release:

Agilent Technologies Introduces World's Fastest Real-Time Oscilloscopes with 32 GHz True Analog Bandwidth

Breakthrough Technology Achieves Industry's Lowest Noise Floor and Lowest Jitter to Yield Highest Measurement Accuracy

SANTA CLARA, Calif., -- Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced the Infiniium 90000 X-Series oscilloscope family with industry-leading, real-time bandwidth of 32 GHz. Ten new models range from 16 GHz to 32 GHz and are bandwidth upgradable. These new scopes deliver the lowest noise and have the lowest jitter measurement floor in the industry, ensuring superior measurement accuracy.

"Agilent is excited to have achieved clear performance leadership in our new oscilloscope lineup," said Jay Alexander, vice president and general manager of Agilent's oscilloscopes business. "Our customers have demanding roadmaps, so it is important for us to deliver the high-bandwidth test capabilities they need."

The accompanying probing system offers browsing to 30 GHz with a full range of accessories rated to 28 GHz and the ability to upgrade bandwidth in the future. In addition, the 90000 X-Series scopes offer more than 40 measurement-specific application packages including jitter, triggering, measurement, and analysis tools and full compliance certification test suites.

Engineers working with high-energy physics, emerging wireline communication standards, and high-speed serial data links, such as USB, SAS, or PCI Express,(r) use oscilloscopes to capture fast, single-shot events and to make critical measurements like jitter while ensuring compliance to industry standards for interoperability. With data rates in the next few years extending beyond 10 Gbps, engineers need oscilloscopes that can deliver higher-bandwidth measurements.

Worldwide response to evaluation units has been extremely positive. "The banner specifications impressed me, and we've already seen it functioning," said Charles Moore, chief SerDes architect and Avago Technologies Fellow. "Based on Agilent's history of delivering clean instruments, I expect the Infiniium 90000 X-Series to improve our ability to characterize our ever-faster SerDes."

Agilent invested in a proprietary indium phosphide (InP) integrated circuit process to enable high-frequency capability while yielding the industry's lowest noise floor and jitter measurement floor. Custom aluminum nitride packaging technology combines five InP chips in the front-end multichip module which incorporates unique noise shielding and heat dissipation techniques.

This breakthrough technology gives the new Infiniium 90000-X Series scopes true analog hardware performance to 32 GHz. Other vendors, limited to 16 GHz hardware technology blocks, employ various techniques such as digital signal processing boosting and frequency domain interleave to increase the bandwidth specification of their scopes. However, these methods increase noise density and distortions with detrimental impact on measurement accuracy.

The new Infiniium 90000 X-Series oscilloscopes measure random jitter at approximately 50 percent of the level reported by competitive products. This increased measurement accuracy returns critical design margin to engineers. This is made possible through the following key characteristics:
  • industry's lowest noise floor (2 mV at 50 mV/div, 32 GHz);
  • industry's lowest oscilloscope jitter measurement floor (~150 femtoseconds); and
  • industry's deepest memory (2 Gpts).

    "Oscilloscopes are a core product category for Agilent," said Ron Nersesian, president and general manager of Agilent's Electronic Measurement Group. "Bringing our latest technology innovations to market demonstrates our sustained commitment to growing the business by offering superior measurement solutions."

    Additional information on Agilent's new Infiniium 90000 X-Series oscilloscopes and the company's complete line of oscilloscopes is available at Product images are available at

    U.S. Pricing and Availability

    Agilent Infiniium 90000 X-Series products can be ordered today at the prices listed below. Limited shipments will begin in July.

    Model      Bandwidth    Sample rate   Max memory   Price
    (4 channel) (2/4 channel) (2/4 channel)
    DSOX91604A 16/16 GHz 80/40 Gsa/s 2 Gpts $131,000
    DSAX91604A 16/16 GHz 80/40 Gsa/s 2 Gpts $146,000
    DSOX92004A 20/16 GHz 80/40 Gsa/s 2 Gpts $161,000
    DSAX92004A 20/16 GHz 80/40 Gsa/s 2 Gpts $178,000
    DSOX92504A 25/16 GHz 80/40 Gsa/s 2 Gpts $199,000
    DSAX92504A 25/16 GHz 80/40 Gsa/s 2 Gpts $217,000
    DSOX92804A 28/16 GHz 80/40 Gsa/s 2 Gpts $226,000
    DSAX92804A 28/16 GHz 80/40 Gsa/s 2 Gpts $246,000
    DSOX93204A 32/16 GHz 80/40 Gsa/s 2 Gpts $266,000
    DSAX93204A 32/16 GHz 80/40 Gsa/s 2 Gpts $286,000

    About Agilent Technologies

    Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world's premier measurement company and a technology leader in communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis. The company's 16,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $4.5 billion in fiscal 2009. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at

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