MX0100A InfiniiMax microprobe head from Keysight Technologies.

Keysight offers one of the smallest solder-in probe head for oscilloscopes

  • The MX0100A InfiniiMax microprobe head from Keysight Technologies designed to access small geometry and high density targets for measurements with manufacturer’s high-performance oscilloscopes.

Electronic devices are becoming increasingly compact, reducing access spaces to test points. In addition, with the increase in data rates in many applications, conventional contact points are a source of electromagnetic interference (EMI).

High density and small size solutions are essential for testing the latest generation of electronic circuits in order to be able to analyze and measure signals without interference.

Keysight’s new InfiniiMax micro probe head is a micro solder-in head that can be used with the manufacturer’s InfiniiMax I/II probe amplifiers. It is designed to allow access to very small targets.

The 4-mil diameter lead wires can be adjusted to accommodate targets from 0 mm to 7 mm apart.

Used with Keysight’s InfiniiMax II 1169B 12 GHz probe amplifier, the MX0100A probe offers a bandwidth of up to 12 GHz.

Its low input capacity (0.17 pF, 50 kΩ differential) minimizes the load effect of the probe and maximizes signal integrity when measuring high speed signals.

“Oscilloscope probe head solutions available on the market are sometimes larger than the devices to be tested. Unlike conventional soldering probe heads in this category, Keysight has specifically designed this micro probe to be less than half the size of existing solder-in probe heads for high density, fine pitch devices.,” said Dave Principat, Vice President of the Digital and Photonics Center of Excellence at Keysight Technologies.