Finisar introduces a 10Gb/s transceiver evaluation system with BERT functionality

May 16, 2001
May 16, 2001--Finisar Corporation, a technology provider of gigabit fiber optic solutions for high-speed data and telecommunication networks, announced it is introducing the FXES-1030, an inexpensive Bit Error Rate (BER) evaluation system for 10Gb/s optical transceivers.

Finisar Corporation (Nasdaq: FNSR), a technology provider of gigabit fiber optic solutions for high-speed data and telecommunication networks, announced it is introducing the FXES-1030, an inexpensive Bit Error Rate (BER) evaluation system for 10Gb/s optical transceivers.

The FXES-1030 10Gb/s Transceiver Evaluation System is a platform that can be used to evaluate the performance of 10Gb/s optical transceiver modules. It is a stand-alone product with BERT functionality that provides a standard 300-pin XBI interface to connect to the 10Gb/s optical transceiver. It is priced at a fraction of the cost of traditional BERT systems, while providing many of the same functions.

Finisar announced the introduction of its FTRX serial 10Gb/s optical transceiver product line last February.

The FXES-1030 system generates a pseudo-random bit sequence (PRBS) function, which is transmitted through the 10Gb/s transceiver under test, and compares it to the looped-back received signal, measuring and reporting the BER via a test application software tool. The test software also allows the user to configure the FXES-1030 in industry-standard modes used in characterizing transceiver performance. It contains a Graphic User Interface (GUI) and runs on a Windows NT/2000 host computer.

Serial Bit Error Rate Testing (BERT) consists of the generation of PRBS data, transmitting it through the system under test, synchronizing to the received data and then counting the bit errors within the PRBS sequence.

About Finisar:

Finisar Corporation (Nasdaq: FNSR) develops fiber optic subsystems and network performance test systems which enable high-speed data communications over Gigabit Ethernet local area networks (LANs), Fibre Channel storage area networks (SANs), metropolitan data network applications (MANs), and CATV. For more information, visit www.finisar.com.

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