Oscilloscope manufacturer Tektronix has announced a significant expansion of its portfolio of instrumentation and software to support designers working on the electrical side of 100Gbps communication systems.
The introductions include the LE320, a two-differential channel, nine-tap linear equaliser supporting data rates up to 32Gbps as part of a BERTScope receiver test system; new options for the PPG/PED multi-channel BERTs that provide signal impairments and output adjustment at data rates up to 32Gbps, as well as, a new 40Gbps error detector model; and Option CEI-VSR that automates the DSA8300 Sampling Oscilloscope to perform required compliance tests for the CEI-28G-VSR standard.
'As 100G moves into the mainstream, we are providing two critical additions to our portfolio that address challenges in 4x25G electrical PHY testing for chips, gearboxes, transceivers and systems,' said Brian Reich, general manager for performance oscilloscopes at Tektronix.
'For receiver testing we’ve enhanced our BERTScope with support for electronic channel modelling and equalisation while adding 40 Gbps support to our multi-channel BERT. And for transmitter electrical testing we are providing designers with an automated solution for CEI-28G-VSR.'