High-bandwidth oscilloscope probes introduced

05-02-2024 | Keysight Technologies | Test & Measurement

Keysight Technologies, Inc. presents the InfiniiMax 4 Series high-bandwidth oscilloscope probes, extending its portfolio of high-frequency probes to cover bandwidths up to 52GHz. As the industry's only solution with a high-impedance probe head operating at over 50GHz, the series supplies digital designers with a turnkey probing solution for high-speed digital, semiconductor, and wafer applications.

As devices get smaller and faster, accurately probing signals become more complex. The high-density integration and rapid signal speeds need advanced probing solutions to maintain accuracy and minimise interference in compact, fast-paced environments.

The series probes address these challenges by providing a high-impedance probing solution for system verification without loading the DUT that speeds up high-speed digital design, validation, and testing.

The new series offers unparalleled bandwidth – delivering the industry's only probing solution operating up to 52GHz Brickwall and 40GHz Bessel-Thomson for PCIe 6.0/7.0, DDR5/DDR6, MIPI Gear 5/6, and 802.3CK. It offers faster debugging saving time and minimising errors as a turnkey solution with a high-impedance probe head and a modular design featuring an amp with multiple access points that bypasses the need for custom evaluation boards or interposers. The innovative design offers the industry's first RCRC design with a flexible PCA probe head using the natural flexibility of the PCA to take the strain off the delicate tip wires. The removable flex PCA tips allow the most delicate portion of the tip to be removed and replaced.

Robert Saponas, vice president of Keysight Digital Photonics Centre of Excellence, said: "The introduction of the InfiniiMax 4 enhances the future of probing with unmatched bandwidth and an unparalleled turnkey probing solution. The InfiniiMax 4 probes provide the precision, adaptability, and efficiency required to meet the demanding requirements of current and future high-speed digital applications, ensuring that engineers and developers can keep pace with the rapid advancements in technology."

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By Seb Springall