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86100D-9FP PAM-N Analysis Software for 86100D DCA-X Oscilloscopes

Product Status: Discontinued | Currently Supported
This product is no longer available

Key Features & Specifications

Comprehensive analysis of Pulse Amplitude Modulation (PAM-4) signals

  • Electrical and optical signals
  • Eye width, eye height, eye skew
  • Level amplitude, level noise, level skew
  • Linearity measurements and more

Powerful analysis features

  • PAM-4 equalizers (LFE, CTLE, DFE) using 86100D-201 software option
  • Embedding / de-embedding of channels using 86100D-SIM InfiniiSim-DCA software
  • Jitter and amplitude analysis on JP03 patterns using 86100D-200/300 software options

Flexible, economical

  • PAM measurements work with all DCA plug-in modules
  • PAM features integrated directly into the 86100D’s FlexDCA user interface (not a separate application)
  • Offline analysis on a PC using saved or simulated PAM-4 waveforms running N1010A-9TP PAM-N analysis software
  • Powerful PAM-4 simulation capabilities using FlexDCA


  • 86100D Infiniium DCA-X Mainframe running FlexDCA FW Rev 4.5 or later


Demand for increased network bandwidth in data centers continues to grow. Multi-level signaling formats such as Pulse Amplitude Modulation (PAM) are an enabling technology to help address this need. The switch from NRZ to PAM-4 is revolutionary, rather than evolutionary from 100G, presenting many new design and measurement challenges.

Keysight 86100D-9FP PAM-N analysis software for the 86100D DCA-X wide-bandwidth oscilloscope platform is designed to accurately and quickly characterize PAM-4 signals described in IEEE 802.3bj Clause 94 and address future PAM measurement needs as outlined in developing standards such as OIF-CEI-56G and IEEE 400G.