Timbercon announces SFP/SFP+ host test board - Lightwave

Timbercon announces SFP/SFP+ host test board

OCTOBER 22, 2009 -- Fiber-optic product manufacturer Timbercon Inc. has announced the availability of its new SFP/SFP+ host test board. The board facilitates the testing and programming of Timbercon's SFP/SFP+ electric loopback as well as SFP/SFP+ transceivers.

Timbercon launched its SFP+ electric loopback in September 2009 and says it was approached by customers with the need to program custom memory maps and test the functionality of their existing transceivers. The company has been using the Maxim referenced design SFP/SFP+ host test board during the development of the SFP+ electric loopback and decided to produce the board for sale to customers that utilize SFP/SFP+ electric loopbacks and SFP/SFP+ transceivers. Existing users of these transceivers will be able to perform incoming inspection of devices prior to incorporation in equipment as well as analyze design changes or system modifications made to existing equipment.

The test board comes with Timbercon proprietary operation software and a user manual to enable SFP/SFP+ programming and testing. It features transmit, receive, computer interface, reference clock, and power supply ports. The board is designed to simulate an ideal environment for SFP/SFP+ module testing using Rogers 3003 PC board material and single-ended microstrip transmission lines. These properties make the host test board as electrically transparent as possible, says Timbercon, allowing a more accurate assessment of the SFP/SFP+ modules' performance.

"The SFP/SFP+ host test board is the latest innovation in the testing and programming product line from Timbercon to meet our customer requirements," says John Lee, vice president of sales and marketing for Timbercon. "As the industry progresses from 4 GHz to 10 GHz to 40 GHz and even 100 GHz, Timbercon will be at the forefront of technology with our customers to provide innovative solutions for their testing requirements."

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