DSO80804A Agilent Digital Oscilloscope


The DSO80804A is an 8 GHz, 4 channel digital oscilloscope from Agilent. Measure voltage or current signals over time in an electronic circuit or component to display amplitude, frequency and rise times, etc. Applications include troubleshooting, production test, and design.

Additional Features:

  • Bandwidth: 8 GHz 
  • 4 Channels
  • Sample Rate: 40 GSa/s 
  • Record Length: 0.5 Mpts on 2 channels, 0.25 Mpts on 4 channels
  • Trigger jitter less than 500 fs RMS
  • LXI class C compliant
  • Electronic attenuators eliminate the reliability and ESD discharge concerns associated with mechanical attenuator relays
  • Trigger jitter less than 500 fs RMS
  • Lowest vertical noise floor and lowest jitter measurement floor in the industry
  • Unrivaled InfiniiMax probing accessories support browsing, solder-in, socket use, and SMA use models
  • Award-winning user interface based on Microsoft Windows® XP Pro supports CD-RW, dual-monitor, and third-party software packages

The Agilent DSO80804A is an 8 GHz, 4 Channel Digital Oscilloscope which has the highest signal integrity measurement system available. The DSO80804A has modern industry bus standards such as Fibre Channel, Fully Buffered DIMM, Serial ATA, Serial Attached SCSI, and PCI-Express have performance points in the 4 to 8.5 Gb/s range.

The highest signal integrity measurement system available
An oscilloscope and probing system with bandwidths up to 13 GHz and a maximum sample rate of 40 GSa/s is required to meet the performance needs of engineers designing state of the art high-speed serial communication links and other ultra-high-speed electronic systems. Modern industry bus standards such as Fibre Channel, Fully Buffered DIMM, Serial ATA, Serial Attached SCSI, and PCI-Express have performance points in the 4 to 8.5 Gb/s range. Proprietary high-speed serial buses can also have clock rates in the 4 to 8.5 Gb/s range as well as rise times faster than 50 ps. Scopes with bandwidths of 8, 10, 12, or 13 GHz are required to capture the frequency harmonics of such high-speed signals and make accurate and repeatable measurements on them.

Agilent’s award-winning InfiniiMax probing system set the standard for probing systems and the rest of the oscilloscope industry is now following this trend-setting architecture. Agilent’s InfiniiMax II probing system takes this innovation to an unmatched level of performance and usability.

Technologies with dramatically increased clock speeds and edge rates have emerged.

Very fast serial differential buses are being used to save board space, reduce power and provide better noise immunity.

Densely packed circuit boards, often with stacked daughter boards, increase the need to probe in very hard-to-reach places.

A sample rate of up to 40 GSa/s can measure high-speed differential buses reliably and repeatedly.
The innovative InfiniiMax II probing system supports even the most demanding mechanical access requirements without sacrificing performance

The full real-time bandwidth of the oscilloscope is supported by up to a 40 GSa/s sample rate.

This industry-leading sample rate produces more accurate and repeatable measurements, avoiding measurement error and signal aliasing due to under sampling, as shown above. This is especially important for high-quality jitter measurements.

The combination of up to 13 GHz bandwidth and 40 GSa/s sample rate makes the 80000 Series ideal for designs that include: PCI-Express II, Serial ATA II/III, 6 Gbs SAS, 4.25 and 8.5 Gbs Fibre Channel, 4.8 Gbs Fully Buffered DIMM, or other high-speed electronic signals.

Up to 40 GSa/s sample rate on two channels significantly reduces the chances of aliasing, increases measurement accuracy, and delivers the full real-time bandwidth of the oscilloscope on two channels simultaneously.

Four channels at 20 GSa/s with 8 GHz real-time bandwidth or full bandwidth equivalent time modes are also available.

Get fast answers to your questions with the built-in information system. Infiniium’s task-oriented Setup Guide provides step-by-step instructions for several advanced measurements and procedures.

See your signal more clearly with a large (8.4-inch) high-resolution color display. Infiniium’s bright TFT display with anti-glare coating lets you see the details of your signal from all angles.

20 Gb hard drive, 3.5” 1.44 MB floppy drive and rear USB port make it easy to save setup files, data files, screen shots, etc.

Identify anomalies easily with color-graded persistence, a colorful visual representation of waveform distribution.

Label waveforms and add notes to your screen captures — Infiniium’s keyboard makes it easy.

Drag and drop markers with your mouse or use the arrow keys.

Easy access to advanced features like math functions and FFTs, is provided by the Windows-based graphical user interface. This GUI also gives you unique capabilities like drag-and-drop measurements and zooming, and offers a graphical equivalent to all front panel controls.

Remote access with Web-enabled connectivity, e-mail on trigger, and GPIB over LAN allows you to access your scope from remote locations.

64 Mpts acquisition memory at 4 GSa/s sample rate on two channels allows you to capture long time windows at high resolution – such as identifying glitches due to a power supply start-up from reset.

QuickMeas+ key gives you any five automated measurements with a push of a button. You can also configure this key to print/save screen shots, save waveforms, or load a favorite setup.

Zoom and search with instant response. Zoom into your signal using the horizontal scale knob and search through your waveform with the position knob. MegaZoom technology allows you to find your area of interest quickly and easily – even with 64 Mpts waveforms.

Built-in CD-R drive on rear panel allows you to update the system software conveniently and can be used to install third-party application packages.

Hands-free operation with the Infiniium VoiceControl option. Just speak into the microphone to operate front-panel controls.

Segmented memory acquisition mode captures bursting signals at maximum sample rate without consuming memory during periods of inactivity.

Removable hard disk drive option is available for added data security

Install third-party software packages such as Excel, LabView, Agilent Vee, MATLAB®, anti-virus software, and more to perform customized processing and automation of your oscilloscope or to make the scope compliant to the network environment of your company.

An external monitor allows you to run third-party applications on a large, high-resolution display while using the scope’s built-in monitor for high-speed waveform display.

Windows® XP Pro operating system.

A familiar interface makes simple tasks simple.
Infiniium’s analog-like front panel has a full set of controls color coded to the waveforms and measurements, making simple tasks simple.

10 MHz reference clock can be input (optional) to or output (standard) from the scope to allow precise timebase synchronization with RF instruments or logic analyzers.

A new 18 GHz, BNC-compatible connector provides a high signal fidelity connection to Agilent active probes, SMA adapters, and standard BNCs.

AutoProbe interface completely configures your scope for use with the InfiniiMax probing system and previous generation Agilent active probes.

10/100 Mbps LAN interface lets you easily print waveforms on networked printers, save your results on your office PC, share information with others, and control the scope over the Web.

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