Quantifi Photonics’ oscilloscope platform focuses on high-volume testing

Oct. 3, 2023
The DSO-1000 platform is focused on driving interconnect technologies to high-volume manufacturing for AI, HPC and Cloud applications.
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND--Quantifi Photonics has introduced a new line of digital sampling oscilloscopes. Set to launch in 2024, the new DSO-1000 series oscilloscope platform allows manufacturers of next-gen interconnects to scale production to high volumes.

The new DSO-1000 Series targets 100-800G and 1.6T Ethernet applications, emerging Co-Packaged Optics and In-package Optical I/O, and computer interfaces such as PCI Express and USB.

A demonstration of the first instrument in the new product lineup will be displayed at booth 353 at the ECOC exhibition.

While oscilloscopes are critical for transmitter testing, the high cost of these devices remains a significant bottleneck in high-volume testing and manufacturing. It becomes more challenging as ultra-high-density interconnect technologies emerge from R&D labs onto production lines.

These next-generation high-speed optical interconnects and novel, densely packed compute and switch ASICs will play a critical role in the roll-out of hyperscale Cloud data centers and emerging HPC and AI applications. Also, these devices can have hundreds of channels and, due to their pivotal role in communication networks, cannot be deployed before being tested thoroughly.

Quantifi said the DSO-1000 Series will enable high-density, parallel testing for high-volume manufacturing and can be integrated into existing assembly and alignment equipment used to manufacture next-generation interconnects.

“Testing presents significant cost and technical obstacles for high-volume manufacturers of modern interconnect devices with few commercially attractive test solutions available to the industry,” said Dr. Klaus Engenhardt, director of broadband products at Quantifi Photonics. “We have developed a platform that helps our customers design and implement efficient test systems that fundamentally change the throughput versus cost ratio, and we are very excited to provide a preview of the capabilities of our new oscilloscope platform at ECOC.”

Quantifi Photonics’ DSO platform is in development and the company is engaging with lead customers on final performance specifications. The company is on track to unveil additional products in the first quarter of 2024.

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