The Agilent 86100A is a wide-bandwidth oscilloscope designed to perform digital communications analysis (DCA) and time domain reflectometry (TDR). TDR measurements are taken with the 54753A single-ended and 54754A differential TDR modules. The unit is also forward compatible with modules used with the 83480A and 54750A digitizing oscilloscopes. Using a Windows-based system makes the 86100A more user friendly allowing quick access to measurements and results.
DCA 86100A Modules include:
The 83493A is a 2.5 Gb/s single mode clock recovery receiver module for the DCA 86100A oscilloscope and is used to test parameters in the absence of a clocking signal. The module has a built-in coupler/splitter, which reduces hardware required for triggering.
The 86105A plug-in module has two channels, electrical and optical, for reproducing waveforms. An advantage of the 86105A module over external receivers is the elimination of losses associated with mismatched connections and signal distorting cables.