High-End Technology In A Compact Form Factor

Built on Keysight's digital communication analyzer (DCA) technology, the DCA-M Series of sampling oscilloscopes the industry standard for verifying optical transmitter compliance. With single to quad optical channels in a compact form factor, the DCA-M is ideal for both manufacturing and R and D applications. Analyze both multi-mode and single-mode signals with the low-noise, high-sensitivity calibrated reference receivers. The variety of models along with the supporting software and compliance applications ensure you can measure with high precision, whether you analyze electrical or optical devices.

  • Analyze a wide range of data rates, from as low as 1 Gb/s through 53 GBaud
  • Achieve 20 GHz, 30 GHz, or 50 GHz of bandwidth with the electrical channels available
  • Test with extremely low noise and jitter for superior accuracy; as low as 1µW (optical) or 310 µV (electrical)
  • Capture both multi-mode and single-mode signals at wavelengths from 750 to 1630 nm

Achieve Higher Precision And Accuracy In Your Testing

The common user interface and measurement features ensure efficient testing:

  • Access the ideal PAM-4 waveform analysis in the DCA-M oscilloscopes with even higher sensitivity than the legacy DCA-X instruments
  • Run the FlexDCA software on your PC or laptop to capture signals and analyze them in detail
  • Shares the same interface as all Keysight DCA instruments
  • Achieve the fastest throughput with a high sample rate of 250 kHz
  • Get measurements you can trust with legacy DCA-X technology in a compact form

Key Specifications

Min Electrical Noise Floor

310 µV (electrical)

Min Optical Noise Floor

1 µW (optical)

Supported Data Rates

1 Gb/s to 53 GBaud

Supported Wavelengths

750 to 1630 nm

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FlexDCA Software

Keysight’s N1010A FlexDCA is the software that runs on the DCA-M series of sampling oscilloscopes. It controls measurement hardware both as a local user interface and for remote control. In addition to acquiring data and making measurements, FlexDCA has powerful tools that boost productivity and provide insights into root causes of issues with the signal or device under test.

FlexDCA continues to evolve for applications such as:

  • research and design verification of electrical transmitters (ASICs, FPGAs, PHYs)
  • research, development, and manufacturing of optical transmitters/transceivers
  • analysis of reflections and transmission characteristics of electrical components and channels
  • general-purpose analysis of analog and digital signals

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