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Essentials of Coherent Optical Data Transmission - Application Note
The Application Note explains how complex modulated optical signals can maximize bit transfer efficiency in fiber optical data transmission.

Application Note 2014-04-02

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High Speed Lightwave Component Analysis - Application Note
The principles and methods are described for measuring the frequency dependence of fiberoptic transponders that convert electrical signals to optical signals and optical to electrical.

Application Note 2014-02-26

What is the difference between an equivalent time and a real-time oscilloscope? - Application Note
This document will discuss how each type of oscilloscope samples the incoming waveform and explain the trigger requirements.

Application Note 2013-11-18

Measuring Jitter in Digital Systems (AN 1448-1) - Application Brief
This application note is for R&D designers and engineers working on high-speed digital designs. It addresses jitter measurements in digital circuits, how the different measurement techniques are best applied, and how these decisions may change as the data rates increase.

Application Note 2013-09-16

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Probing High-Speed Signals with the 86100 Series of Wide-Bandwidth Sampling Oscilloscopes (86100-6)
Product Note 86100-6 discusses three important measurement accessories that help make probe-based measurements both simple and accurate for the Agilent 86100 Wide-Bandwidth Oscilloscope.

Application Note 2011-07-28

Transient Optical Power Measurements with the N7744A and N7745A
This note shows how to measure transient and time-dependent optical signals, both of which are related to the fast sample rate and data throughput of the N7744A and N7745A multiport power meters.

Application Note 2010-11-12

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Measuring IL and PDL spectra with the fast-switching N7786B
The advantages and details of a new method for swept-wavelength IL and PDL measurement is introduced, including configuration details for the necessary instruments and software.

Application Note 2009-04-10

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Forward Clocking - Receiver (RX) Jitter Tolerance Test with J-BERT N4903B High-P - Application Note
This document describes the requirements for forward clocking topology RX Jitter tolerance testing.

Application Note 2009-03-24

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Improving the Accuracy of Optical Transceiver Extinction Ratio Measurements (AN 1550-9)
This paper discusses extinction ratio - measurement challenges and causes of measurement uncertainty & variability. In addition, it describes methods for reducing uncertainties caused by non-ideal performance of standard reference receivers.

Application Note 2009-02-21

Capturing the Fifth Harmonic: Tradeoffs Between Sampling and Real Time scopes
There is no simple way to decide how much oscilloscope bandwidth you will need. Scope vendors promote a “fifth harmonic” rule of thumb. They suggest you purchase a scope with sufficient bandwidth to capture the fifth harmonic of your signals.

Application Note 2009-02-20

Using Equalization Techniques on Your Infiniium 90000A Series Oscilloscope
A transmitter sends a serial signal over a transmission channel (examples: backplane, cable) to a receiver. As the signal rate increases, the channel the signal travels through distorts the signal at the receiver.

Application Note 2009-02-17

PCI Express® Revision 2 - Receiver Testing With J-BERT N4903A and 81150A Pulse - Application Note
Receiver Testing With J-BERT N4903A and 81150A Pulse

Application Note 2008-12-03

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Measuring Polarization Dependent Loss of Passive Optical Components
A new document on the methods of characterizing passive optical components.

Application Note 2008-12-01

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Characterizing Clock Jitter through Phase Noise Measurements Speeds up Design Verification Process
This white paper discusses a new measurement method for obtaining highly accurate low random jitter (RJ) measurements and performing real-time analysis of RJ and periodic jitter (PJ) of components.

Application Note 2008-11-20

Upgrade to PCI Express 2.0© Receiver Test - Application Note
The 15431A is a filter set for the 81150A. It generates the random jitter profile for testing PCI Express 2.0 receivers, to be used in conjunction with the N4903A. This fact sheet explains the upgrade.

Application Note 2008-10-24

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The Benefits of and Considerations for the Embedded CDR in the N5980A - App Note
The Benefits of and Considerations for the Embedded CDR in the N5980A

Application Note 2008-09-16

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Method of Implementation (MOI) for DisplayPort Sink Compliance Test - Application Note
Method of Implementation (MOI) for DisplayPort Sink Compliance Test

Application Note 2008-08-18

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On-Wafer Testing of Opto-Electronic Components Using LCA's
This document describes the principles of on-wafer measurements on opto-electronic components

Application Note 2008-08-13

Calibrating optical stress signals for characterizing 10 Gb/s optical transceivers - App Note
Calibrating optical stress signals for characterizing 10 Gb/s optical transceivers

Application Note 2008-06-10

Laser Chirp
Chirp is a measure of the change in transmitter optical frequency as the transmitter is modulated.

Application Note 2008-06-04

MOI for SATA RSG Tests, SATA Interoperability Program Rev. 1.3 - Application Note
Agilent Method Of Implementation for SATA RSG Tests, Serial ATA Interoperability Program Revision 1.3

Application Note 2008-05-30

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Digital Communication Analyzer (DCA), Measure Relative Intensity Noise (RIN) (PN 86100-7)

Application Note 2008-05-08

Precision Waveform Analysis for High-Speed Digital Communications Technical Overview
his document will discuss the Agilent 86108A precision waveform analyzer plug-in module with the Agilent 86100C DCA-J sampling oscilloscope mainframe for accurate analysis of high-speed digital communications signals.

Application Note 2008-04-17

Powering DC-to-DC Converters Using the Agilent N6705A DC Power Analyzer
This application brief describes an example of how an R&D engineer can test DC-to-DC converters using capabilities of the N6705A DC Power Analyzer.

Application Note 2007-04-11

Precision Jitter Analysis Using the Agilent 86100C DCA-J (PN 86100C-1)
This product note provides a guide to making jitter measurements with the Agilent 86100C DCA-J.

Application Note 2007-03-07

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