The PV2 Universal Active Probe is a signal measurement solution for high-speed links carrying low voltage, high-speed signals with a bandwidth of 8 GHz. By providing a completely non-proprietary instrument interface, it facilitates the attachment of a wide range of instruments to any given device under test (DUT) while minimizing circuit loading and maintaining signal integrity. This means that it can be attached to any oscilloscope brand, and it can also be attached to spectrum analyzers, protocol analyzers, and digital capture systems.
The PV2 consists of a lightweight probe amplifier and a solder-in tip. Both of these components are optimized for accessing hard-to-reach signals in live systems and for measuring entire buses such as those found in MIPI, LPDDR5, automotive ethernet, and similar systems.