Demand for higher bandwidths prompts increase in 33 GHz scope inventory

March 29, 2012 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Electro Rent Europe has responded to its customers’ needs for high performance test equipment by increasing its inventory of 33 GHz oscilloscopes, allowing near immediate delivery for rental or lease.

Electro Rent holds the very latest generation of Agilent Technologies and Tektronix ultra-performance oscilloscopes including Agilent Infiniium 90000 X-series and the Tektronix DPO/DSA70000D series instruments.

With serial data rates predicted to exceed 10 Gbps and communications standards reaching 100 Gbps companies need increased bandwidth in their test equipment in order to perform effective signal integrity, jitter and timing analysis for design verification and certification. Testing at these data rates require oscilloscopes with 30+GHz of bandwidth. Oscilloscopes that operate at these levels of performance are high cost and can be difficult to justify especially when they may be required for a short period only.

As the world’s largest test equipment company, Electro Rent has the resources available to invest in these high cost items and to hold them as inventory so that its customers can get the equipment they need when they need it.

Electro Rent can provide high bandwidth oscilloscopes on a rental, lease or rent-purchase* basis. By special arrangement units can be demonstrated on the customer’s site and left with them for a trial period before the finance agreement commences. This allows them to gain familiarity with the instrument and be sure that it meets their high performance needs before committing to the agreement.