With the emergence of technologies pushing hundreds of Gb/s, an oscilloscope, such as the Infiniium Z-Series with its high bandwidth, low noise and fast processing capabilities, is a critical test instrument to have in an electronic engineering lab. The Infiniium oscilloscope features 20 GHz of real-time oscilloscope bandwidth (upgradable to 63 GHz) and the industry’s lowest noise and jitter measurement floors.
Application engineer Henk de Vries, a member of the institute’s Electrical Engineering department and part of the faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science, along with professor Bram Nauta Ph.D in electrical engineering and university’s chair for the IC Design group, selected the Agilent Infiniium DSAZ204A because of its high bandwidth and fast analysis through advanced hardware acceleration.
The IC Design group’s education and research program focuses on the design of integrated circuits for CMOS transceivers. In the group’s circuit and system lab, measurements and tests are performed electronically over a wide frequency range.
“Agilent offers a wide selection of industry-leading instruments and educational software in RF, and we are pleased to work with them in this high-demand arena,” said de Vries. “Agilent equipment enables us to measure and analyse at the level required to keep our educational program at the forefront of technology advances.”
“Also, our students feel comfortable using Agilent’s test equipment, so they don’t need a lot to time to become familiar with measurement setups,” he added.
“We highly value our relationship with Twente,” said Jay Alexander, Keysight Technologies chief technology officer and previously vice president and general manager of Agilent’s Oscilloscope and Protocol Division. “It is exciting to see the work that these departments are involved in, and we are pleased to be an active part of this lab.”