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Tektronix outs automated 100G optical conformance test sol'n

Posted: 23 Sep 2015 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Tektronix? oscilloscope? optical module? test?

The publication of the IEEE 802.3bm specification is enabling broad market acceptance of lower-cost 100G optical products. Tektronix, the world's leading manufacturer of oscilloscopes, is responding with the industry's first fully automated Transmitter Dispersion Eye Closure (TDEC) measurement and 100GBASE-SR4 conformance test solution that will make the complex process of ensuring that new product designs conform to this optical specification faster, easier.

The 802.3bm standard effort and its promise of interoperability broadens the active, competitive 100G marketplace of optical modules and systems. This is where conformance testing becomes vitally important and requires robust validation tools. With the addition of TDEC measurement as well as the full 100GBASE-SR4 conformance test support, Tektronix offers a turnkey and fully automated optical solution. This solution is based on a DSA8300 equivalent time oscilloscope equipped with an 80C15 optical module that supports full clock recovery and TDEC automation beyond 25.781Gb/s.

Optical conformance testing requires low noise acquisitions. Through intensive development of optical acquisition technology, Tektronix claims to offer the lowest noise and highest sensitivity in the industry, even with full clock recovery in place. The level of noise performance in the Tektronix 80C15 optical module serves a range of test needs in the optical industry, with a full complement of TDEC and SR4 conformance measurements.

The automated TDEC/100GBASE-SR4 solution for use with a Tektronix DSA8300 oscilloscope and 80C15 optical module is available for order and is priced starting at $2,500.

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