86100D DCA-X

Instrument
86100D

86100D DCA-X

The 86100D DCA-X is documented in this help system with information about the front panel, GUI, and remote programming in both Standard and Compatibility configurations. The 86100D can be operated in Standard, Compatibility, or Legacy configuration. Standard is the default configuration, and you'll probably never need to use the other configurations. To program the 86100D in Legacy configuration, use the commands that are documented in the 86100D A/B/C/D Programmer's Guide.

The 86100D can be ordered with the hardware options listed in the following table.

86100D Options
Option Description Licensed Software
86100D-STR Standard Trigger. 3.2 GHz Bandwidth  
86100D-ETR Enhanced Trigger. 13 GHz Bandwidth, Pattern and Module Trigger  
86100D-PTB Internal Precision Timebase  
86100D-090 Removable hard drive  
86100D-092 Standard instrument non-removable hard drive  
86100D-GPI GPIB Card Interface  
86100D-GPN No GPIB Card Interface  
86100D-061 MATLAB. Basic Digital Analysis Package  
86100D-062 MATLAB. Standard Digital Analysis Package  
86100D-AFP One-slot filler panel (86101-60017). Width of standard module, for example 86112A.  
86100D-AX4 Rack Mount Flange Kit  
86100D-AXE Rack Mount Flange Kit with Handles  

Standard is the 86100D's default configuration at start up. It is also the recommended and default configuration when FlexDCA is running on a PC. Standard configuration allows you to use the new one-slot mini modules and TDR/TDT mode. Many of the 86100D's two-slot modules are also supported.

Be aware that when the 86100D is turned on it automatically starts in the configuration mode that was active when the instrument was last turned off. If this happens, you can return the FlexDCA GUI on the 86100D by clicking Apps > FlexDCA.

Compatibility configuration provides a FlexDCA GUI that support all of the two-slot modules which includes obsolete modules that are not supported in FlexDCA in the Standard configuration. However, Compatibility configuration:

  • Does not support new one-slot mini modules
  • Does not support TDR mode
  • Is available on N1010A FlexDCA that is installed on a PC.

To start Compatibility configuration on the 86100D, click File > Exit and on the Windows Start menu click All Programs > Keysight FlexDCA > FlexDCA (Compatibility Mode). To return to Standard configuration, return to the Windows Start menu and click FlexDCA.

Remote Control. When remotely controlling an 86100D in Compatibility configuration, you must send FlexDCA commands to the 86100D's FlexDCA application using the HiSLIP or Sockets Visa interface. Do not use the VXI-11 interface, because FlexDCA uses VXI-11 to communicate with the legacy Graphical User Interface.

Legacy configuration supports some features that are unavailable in Standard configuration. For example, Legacy configuration supports RZ eye measurements and all 86100D standard two-slot modules (but not the new one-slot mini modules). However, extended modules, simulated modules, waveform signal processing, and Jitter Spectrum Analysis and Clock Recovery Emulation are unavailable. To place the 86100D in Legacy configuration, click Apps > Legacy UI. To return to Standard configuration, click Apps > FlexDCA.

Feature Comparison Between Configurations
Feature Configuration
Standard Compatibility Legacy
86100D Graphical User Interface
FlexDCA  
Classic  
86100D Programming
Via FlexDCA SCPI Commands  
Via Legacy 86100D SCPI Commands  
Remote Connection
Telnet  
Sockets  
HiSLIP  
VXI-11
GPIB  
Module Types
Mini Modules
Two-Slot Modules
(reduced set)

(full set)

(full set)
Internal 86100D Modules
Slots 1, 2, 3, 4 Reserved  
Slots 1, 2, 3, 4 Available  
Extended Modules
Slots 1, 2, 3, 4 Available  
Slots 5, 6, 7, 8 Available  
Simulated Modules  
N1090A DCA-M Single Optical Channel Sampling Oscilloscope  
N4877A CDR
External Instrument
 
Calibration
Module (Vertical, Clock Recovery, Precision Timebase)
Dark (Extinction Ratio)
Optical (O/E)  
Horizontal Skew
Probe
Other
Waveform Signal Processing  
Jitter Spectrum Analysis and Clock Recovery Emulation (JSA)  
DCA-X Applications  
Differential Deskew Adjust
Fixture Deskew Adjust  
Probe Setup  
SIRC (System Impulse Response Correction)  
Undo, Redo, and History  
TDR Measurements  
RZ Eye Measurements  
Graphical NRZ Mask editor  
Jitter Mode Frequency Results  
Jitter Mode SRJ Spectrum  
Jitter Mode PJ Waveforms  
MATLAB filters and measurements  
External trigger scaling  
Gated Trigger  
Printing  
Waveform labels  

Supplied 86100D Accessories

The product's shipping list shows the accessories supplied with the 86100D. The following list shows some of the items that may be on the shipping list. The information on your actual shipping list is more accurate an should supersede the information in this list.

  • 86100D DCA-X documentation CD. This CD includes the Quick Start Guide and Programmer's Guide.
  • Mouse
  • Keyboard
  • DCA-X front colver (N1000-40008)
  • Power cord for country of destination

In the following tables, the terms (m) and (f) indicate the type of center contact, male or female respectively.

1.85 mm and 2.4 mm connectors are mechanically compatible.

2.92 mm and 3.5 mm connectors are mechanically compatible.

Available Electrical Adapters
Type (from) Type (to) Model Return Loss1 Repeatability1,2
(Typically Better Than)
2.92 mm Adapters
2.92 mm (f) 2.92 mm (f) 1250-4105
3.5 mm Adapters
APC 3.5 mm (f) APC 3.5 mm (f) 5061-5311
SMA Adapters
SMA (f) SMA (f) 1250-1158
SMA (m) BNC (f) 1250-1200
1.85 mm Adapters
1.85 mm (m) 1.85 mm (m) 5065-9811
1.85 mm (m) 1.85 mm (f) 5065-9839
1.85 mm (f) 1.85 mm (f) 85058-60114
2.4 mm Adapters
2.4 mm (m) 2.4 mm (m) 11900A ≥32 (dc to 26.5 GHz) −50 dB
2.4 mm (f) 2.4 mm (f) 11900B ≥25 (26.5 to 40 GHz) −45 dB
2.4 mm (m) 2.4 mm (f) 11900C ≥20 (40 to 50 GHz) −40 dB
2.4 mm (m) APC 3.5 (m) 11901A ≥32 (dc to 26.5 GHz) −45 dB
2.4 mm (f) APC 3.5 (f) 11901B ≥28 (20 to 26.5 GHz) −45 dB
2.4 mm (m) APC 3.5 (f) 11901C ≥28 (20 to 26.5 GHz) −45 dB
2.4 mm (f) APC 3.5 (m) 11901D ≥28 (20 to 26.5 GHz) −45 dB
2.4 mm (m) APC 7 11902A ≥30 (dc to 18 GHz) −50 dB
2.4 mm (f) APC 7 11902B ≥30 (dc to 18 GHz) −50 dB
2.4 mm (m) Type-N (m) 11903A ≥28 (dc to 18 GHz) −48 dB
2.4 mm (f) Type-N (f) 11903B ≥28 (dc to 18 GHz) −48 dB
2.4 mm (m) Type-N (f) 11903C ≥28 (dc to 18 GHz) −48 dB
2.4 mm (f) Type-N (m) 11903D ≥28 (dc to 18 GHz) −48 dB
2.4 mm (m) K 2.92 (m) 11904A ≥24 (dc to 40 GHz) −40 dB
2.4 mm (f) K 2.92 (f) 11904B ≥24 (dc to 40 GHz) −40 dB
2.4 mm (m) K 2.92 (f) 11904C ≥24 (dc to 40 GHz) −40 dB
2.4 mm (f) K 2.92 (m) 11904D ≥24 (dc to 40 GHz) −40 dB
1 At the 2.4 mm port only.
2 Repeatability equals 20 Log |ΔΓ| where |ΔΓ|= |Γm1 − Γm2|. This is the difference between two measurements Γm1 and Γm2 before and after one disconnect/connect cycle. Repeatability depends upon proper torque and pin-depth.
Calibration Accessories
Type Sex Model Electrical Specifications Repeatability1
(Typically Better Than)
TDR Calibration Kit N1024A/B
2.4 mm
2.4 mm short (m) 85140A At 50 GHz, 6° from nominal2,3 −50 dB
2.4 mm short (f) 85140B At 50 GHz, 6° from nominal2,3 −50 dB
2.4 mm short (m) 85141A At 50 GHz, 6° from nominal3,4 −44 dB
2.4 mm short (f) 85141B At 50 GHz, 6° from nominal3,4 −44 dB
2.4 mm 50Ω Termination (m) 85138A ≥30 dB (dc to 26.5 GHz)
≥25 dB (26.5 to 40 GHz)
≥20 dB (40 to 50 GHz)
−40 dB
2.4 mm 50Ω Termination (f) 85138B ≥30 dB (dc to 26.5 GHz)
≥25 dB (26.5 to 40 GHz)
≥20 dB (40 to 50 GHz)
−40 dB
SMA
SMA short (f) 1250-2152
SMA 50Ω Termination (m) 1810-0118
SMA 50Ω Termination (f) 1250-2151
1 Repeatability equals 20 Log |ΔΓ| where |ΔΓ|= |Γm1 − Γm2|. This is the difference between two measurements Γm1 and Γm2 before and after one disconnect/connect cycle. Repeatability depends upon proper torque and pin-depth.
2 This specification applies to the location of the effective shorting plane.
3 Nominal, in this case, is the center of the distribution of all parts manufactured over time.
4 The phase shift of any Keysight 85141A/B open relative to any Keysight 85140A/B short is 180° ± 12°.
Metrology Grade Adapter Torques and Pin Depth
Connector Type Torque
(±0.5 lb inch)
Torque Wrench Part Number Pin Depth
(male or female)
Connector Gage Kit Part Number Protection End Cap Part Number
2.4 mm 5 lb in
(57 N-cm)
8710-1582,
5/16" open end (1.85 mm and 2.4 mm connectors)
2.4 mm 8 lb in
(90 N-cm)
8710-1765,
5/16" open end (1.85 mm and 2.4 mm connectors)
0 to 0.0015 inch
(0 to 0.038 mm)
85056-60018 (m)
85056-60017 (f)
1401-0202(f)
1401-0095 (m)
3.5 mm 8 lb in
(90 N-cm)
8710-1765,
5/16" open end (3.5 mm connectors)
0 to 0.002 inch
(0 to 0.05 mm)
85052-60042 (m)
85052-60043 (f)
1401-0202(f)
1401-0208 (m)
Available Optical Connector Adapters
Item Description
81000AI Diamond HMS-10 Connector Adapter
08154-44101 HMS-10 dust cap
81000FI FC/PC/SPC/APC Connector Adapter
81000KI SC Connector Adapter
81000SI DIN Connector Adapter
81000VI ST Connector Adapter
Miscellaneous Accessories
Item Description
Cables
N4910-61601 Matched cable pair, 2.4 mm (m) to 2.4 mm (m), 60 cm (24 in)
86108-60050 Matched cable pair, 2.92 mm (m) to 2.92 mm (m), 50 cm (20 in)
86118-60006 Semi-rigid cable, 1.85 mm (m) to 1.85 mm (m), 15 cm (6 in)
8120-4948 Coaxial cable, SMA (m-m)
DC Blocks
N9398G 1.85 mm DC block (m)-(f), 16V, 700 kHz to 67 GHz
N9398F 2.4 mm DC block (m)-(f), 16V, 50 kHz to 50 GHz
N9398C 3.5 mm DC block (m)-(f), 16V, 50 kHz to 26 GHz
Power Splitters
11667B DC to 26.5 GHz, APC 3.5 mm
11667C DC to 50 GHz, 2.4 mm
Attenuators
8493C–003 Two 3.5 mm 3 dB attenuators
8493C–006 Two 3.5 mm 6 dB attenuators
8493C–010 Two 3.5 mm 10 dB attenuators
8493C–020 Two 3.5 mm 20 dB attenuators
33340C/020 20 dB attenuator, APC 3.5 mm (f-m)
Other
86101-60017 One-slot filler panel. Width of mini module, for example N1045A. When replacing a standard-width module, for example an 86112A, order two one-slot filler panels.
10086A ECL Terminator
11898A Plug-in Module Remote/Extender
11982A High-Speed Lightwave Receiver
54008A 24 ns Delay Line
83440B/C/D Optical-to-Electrical Converters (6/20/34 GHz)
83446A Lightwave Clock and Data Receiver
83480A-K16 Switch Matrix
83480A-K17 RIMM Fixture
N4688N External CD-RW drive
N9355CK01 DC coupled limiter
Probes
Item Description
N5477A Sampling Oscilloscope Adapter for InfiniiMax III probing system (N2800A-series)
N2800A 16 GHz InfiniiMax III probe
N2801A 20 GHz InfiniiMax III probe
N2802A 25 GHz InfiniiMax III probe
N2803A 30 GHz InfiniiMax III probe
N1022B Active Probe Adapter
N1025A 1 GHz Active Differential Probe
N1020A 6 GHz TDR Probe Kit (passive)
1169A 12 GHz InfiniiMax active probe
1168A 10 GHz InfiniiMax active probe
1158A 4 GHz active probe
1157A 2.5 GHz active probe
1156A 1.5 GHz active probe
1152A 2.5 GHz active probe
1134A 7 GHz InfiniiMax active probe
1132A 5 GHz InfiniiMax active probe
1131A 3.5 GHz InfiniiMax active probe
54006A 6 GHz Resistive Divider Probe Kit
54701A 2.5 GHz Active Probe
Static Safe Accessories
Item Description
9300-0797 Static control mat 0.6 m x 1.2 m (2 ft x 4 ft) and 4.6 cm (15 ft) ground wire
9300-0980 Wrist strap cord - 1.5 m (5 ft)
9300-1367 Wrist strap, adjustable, without cord.
9300-1126 Heel strap