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Arbitrary noise generator

2 April 2008 Test & Measurement

Agilent has introduced a pulse function arbitrary noise generator, which provides excellent signal quality combined with versatile waveforms. It is ideal for general-purpose bench tests or advanced serial data stress tests.

The 81150A is designed for use in conjunction with the 5/6/80000 Infiniium realtime oscilloscope or DCA-J sampling oscilloscope for serial data testing. Its integration into one instrument minimises cabling, space and test time. It features intrinsic jitter of 8 ps rms at any frequency, with modulation capabilities up to 10 MHz and more than 80 measurement types.

Calibrated and deterministic noise for repeatable stress tests, and random noise generation provide all-in-one capability. Various stress tests can be achieved by simply adjusting the crest factor, an indicator of signal quality using peak-to-peak and root mean square voltages.



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