December 20, 2012
Tektronix Unveils 32 Gb/s Multichannel Bit Error Rate Testers for 100G Network Design and Test
By Jyothi Shanbhag
Tektronix (News - Alert) has unveiled the new PPG3000 series of high-speed pattern generators and error detectors, which help in optical and serial data communications testing on signals as fast as 32 Gb/s.
This new series includes six models in total and some models with 30 Gb/s or 32 Gb/s speeds and with one, two or four channels.
These new models inherit features such as synchronized and phase adjustable outputs and PRBS or user-defined pattern generation, and offers the flexibility needed to troubleshoot a wide range of design issues, including crosstalk.
When combined with the PED3000 Series, the new PPG3000 offers up to 32 Gb/s BER analysis with multichannel support for quick identification of crosstalk issues that are common in multi-lane data communications architectures.
This can be a great use to design firms to avail 32 Gb/s data rate output with adjustable jitter insertion to bring product to market with industry best margin capabilities, improving yields and performance of their end products or chips.
"The addition of the PPG3000 and PED3000 Series’ to our BERT portfolio enables us to provide customers with choices for critical 100G standards testing" said Brian Reich, general manager Performance Oscilloscopes, Tektronix. "For in-depth analysis requiring exacting signal integrity we continue to offer our award-winning BERTScope family. The new PPG3000 and PED3000 add the ability to conduct BERT tests that require multi-channel aligned data pattern generation up to 32 Gb/s"
Officials at Tektronix said there’s also an option to test coherent optical modulation formats, such as DP-QPSK using the PPG3000 Series with its 4 phase-aligned channels, along with Tektronix OM4000 Series Coherent Lightwave Signal Analyzer to enable optical designers to optimize and validate coherent modulation formats in real time.
The company is offering the new PPG3000 Series Pattern Generators and PED3000 Series Error Detectors this December at $85,000 MSRP.
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Edited by Braden Becker
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