Application Note

Generating Eye Diagrams In VectorStar VNAs

Source: Anritsu Company
Generating Eye Diagrams In VectorStar VNAs

A VectorStar VNA is available with the feature option to calculate an eye diagram representation of what the current RF performance measurement would do to a digital data stream. Generating an eye diagram enables the visualization of any possible data stream signal integrity issues on a given transmission path, and helps to build subsystem simulation results. Since an eye diagram computation is per-trace, a single channel can be configured with frequency domain, time domain impulse response, and TDR-like and eye diagram traces simultaneously, and all responding to the same live data. This application note discusses eye diagram configurations and how to generate them. Download the full paper for more information and for examples.