WavePulser 40iX High-speed Interconnect Analyzer

Unmatched Characterization Insight

The combination of S-parameters (frequency domain) and Impedance Profiles (time domain) in a single acquisition with a deep toolbox for simulation, emulation, de-embedding and time-gating provides unmatched characterization insight.

WavePulser 40iX Analyzer
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Get a complete characterization of the signal path in one acquisition:

  • ▪ Frequency range DC to 40 GHz
  • ▪ Single-ended and mixed-mode
  • ▪ Internal, automatic calibration
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Impedance Profiles

Precisely locate impairments in the circuit:

  • ▪ Spatial resolution < 1 mm
  • ▪ Differential and common-mode
  • ▪ TDR and TDT capability
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Deep Toolbox

WavePulser measurements are ready for simulation using built-in SI Studio and other tools:

  • ▪ De-embedding and time-gating
  • ▪ Eye diagram with equalized emulation
  • ▪ Advanced jitter analysis
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Test in Both Frequency and Time Domains

WavePulser 40iX High-speed Interconnect Analyzer is the ideal, single measurement tool for high-speed hardware designers and test engineers, with all the features and capabilities that VNAs and TDRs lack. Make one acquisition, then measure in both frequency and time domains.

WavePulser 40iX Analyzer Testing
Designed for high-speed interconnect analysis

WavePulser 40iX validates, debugs and troubleshoots interconnectivity issues in serial data cables, channels, connectors, vias, backplanes, printed-circuit boards, and chip and SoC packages. It is simple to set up and use.

Internal, automatic calibration

WavePulser 40iX calibration standards are built-in, so calibration is always automated, simple and fast. There is no need to purchase additional, external calibration standards. The TDR/TDT-based approach is independent of setup, making calibration less likely.

Full range DC to 40 GHz

WavePulser 40iX delivers TDR step response and time-gated and/or emulated physical-layer responses with no need for extrapolation to DC and low frequencies ideal for interconnection systems.

On-Demand Webinars

Dr. Eric Bogatin, "Signal Integrity Evangelist", explains S-parameter and TDR measurements.


WavePulser 40iX High-speed Interconnect Analyzer calculates both single-ended and mixed-mode S-parameters from one acquisition. Just change settings and recalculate results without having to reacquire.

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Mixed-mode S-parameters

One acquisition displays all measurement results: mixed-mode return and insertion losses for all ports; differential-mode and common-mode measurements; DC frequency response. A tabular graphical user interface makes reading results straightforward.

Simple and Flexible Setup

A simple setup requires you to enter only frequencies and number of ports for a single-ended acquisition. Choose a test time optimized for accuracy or speed or something in between. Reconfigure ports in software without reconnecting to the DUT. Reorder S-parameters in the Touchstone file.

Higher Accuracy

Internal, electronic calibration permits measurements to begin sooner and be made with more confidence. Capabilities such as passivity, reciprocity and causality enforcement ensure higher measurement accuracy.

Impedance Profiles

WavePulser 40iX High-speed Interconnect Analyzer calculates impedance profiles with < 1 mm spatial resolution.

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Multiple Views

WavePulser 40iX supports both differential-mode and mixed-mode measurements and can display multiple modes simultaneously. View step-response, pulse-response and reflection coefficient, as well.

Precisely Locate Impairments

Use impedance profiles to detect and locate common problems in high-speed interconnects: improperly tightened connectors; damaged cables; incorrect cable-bend radiuses; defective vias on transmissions lines; other transmission line irregularities.

Optimize Efficiency

Impedance profiles detect and locate impairments in the measurement setup, not just on the DUT, helping you work more efficiently. Understand when it is necessary to repeat calibration, and when it is not.

Deep Toolbox

WavePulser 40iX High-speed Interconnect Analyzer can be purchased bundled with SI Studio™ (WavePulser-40iX-BUNDLE), a deep analysis toolbox tailored to understanding high-speed interconnect characteristics.

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Time-gating and De-embedding

Eliminate the effects of cables and connectors from results. Set gating through port extension or an impedance peeling algorithm, and save S-parameters with or without the gating region. De-embed serial data channels using modeled or measured S-parameters.

Fast Eye Diagram Views

Import or simulate waveforms and use S-parameters to model impairments. Quickly view the impact of impairments with an intuitive serial data eye diagram. View the effects of de-embedding and equalization on the eye diagram. Supports PLL, pre-emphasis, de-emphasis, CTLE, FFE and DFE.

Advanced Jitter Analysis

Measure total (Tj), random (Rj) and deterministic (Dj) jitter. De-convolve Dj into component parts. View jitter in spectral, histogram, jitter track, eye diagram and other plots.