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BER, noise measurement tool adds enhancements

Posted: 24 Jul 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:BER tester? telecommunications interfaces? RF/IF modems?

With the addition of the new G.703 Interface Pod option, the Aeroflex FB100A BER tester can now test a wide range of standardized telecommunications interfaces (from T1 at 1.544Mbps to STS-3 and STM-1 at 155.52Mbps). This improvement greatly increases the variety of equipment on which BER measurements and noise/error characterization can be made.

The G.703 Interface Pod enables the FB100A to provide a fully integrated test system for R&D and manufacturing that wasn't previously possible with the FB100A. Adding the optional G.703 pod and optional noise generation capabilities to the FB100A with its automatic and highly accurate carrier-to-noise-level calibration, gives users a comprehensive test solution well-suited for characterizing error/noise performance. Used to test a range of RF/IF modems and other equipment carrying digital data through standardized telecommunications interfaces, the FB100A reduces test system development time and significantly decreases unit test times. This leads to higher production throughput as well as more accurate and repeatable results.

The FastBit G.703 Interface Pod has the same form factor as other FB100A podsthe HSSI pod and the Telecom Data Interface pod. It features a full range of standard instrument tests and results, including automatic BER measurements (vs. carrier-to-noise) and frequency-tunable noise that ranges from 5MHz to 2.4GHz with selectable noise bandwidths. The pod uses a transmitter clock internal or receiver with a transmit frequency deviation of 2,000ppm. The G.703 pod can operate in comprehensive loop-back mode, T1/E1 balanced and unbalanced mode or monitor mode.

Unframed operation is available for the following interfaces: T1, E1, T3, E3, E4, STS-1, STS-3, STM-1. A full range of interfaces is available for PDH, SDH and SONET systems up to 155Mbps.

The Aeroflex FastBit G.703 Interface Pod is currently available for order with delivery in 4-6 weeks.

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