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Test, debug solution for SFP+ cuts test time

Posted: 01 Sep 2011 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:SFP+ testing? oscilloscope? debug solution?

Tektronix Inc. has launched the TEKEXP SFP-TX, an automated test and debug solution for SFF-8431, SFP+ PHY and SFP+ Direct Attach Cable Specifications "10GSFP+CU" Measurements that reduces test time requirements and boosts productivity for design engineers and technicians, the company claimed.

The solution for DPO/DSA/MSO70000 Series oscilloscopes helps users easily select measurements for SFF-8431 SFP+ testing and provides the ability to perform all measurements with a single button click. Automation options help engineers meet compliance requirements and generate detailed reports. Users can also change test limits for advanced margin and performance testing. The SFP-TX option for the popular DPOJET jitter analysis software simplifies SFF-8431 SFP+ testing. It allows all masks, limits and measurement parameters to be automatically configured, and provides the flexibility to change selected measurements and measurement configurations using a standard-specific UI.

Six measurements have been added including VMA, Rise Time, Tx-Qsq, DDPWS, Fall Time and UJ. Setup files are provided based on different signal types such as 8180, PRBS9 and PRBS 31. Signal-specific setup files allow users to perform measurements on different signal types or go into analysis and debug mode.

Once the test bench is set up and the DUT connected, users simply need to press the 'run' button to perform a selected test suite. It also prompts the end-user to put the DUT into different test modes by displaying messages at regular intervals.

The SFP-TX is available and is designed to run on Tektronix DPO/DSA/MSO oscilloscopes with 16GHz bandwidth and above.

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