Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR)

Time Domain Reflectometry and S-Parameter measurements are necessary to gain more insight into the performance of your interconnect designs. With increasing speeds and lower voltages, the margin for Serial Data signal performance is becoming smaller. To ensure that margins are well understood, it's critical to know the extent of margin loss associated with your system interconnect.

Nortelco Electronics and Tektronix recommend the following equipment when using Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR):

Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR)
Product Description
Oscilloscope DSA8200 Sampling Oscilloscope
Sampling Modules 80E04, 80E08 or 80E10 TDR Sampling Module
Software 80SSPAR IConnect S-Parameter Software
Probe P8018 Single-ended TDR Probe or
Probe P80318 Differential TDR Probe