BERTScope optimizes test receiver for 8x Fibre Channel

FEBRUARY 27, 2008 -- The receiver features an 850-nm optical source and an optional 10-Gbit/sec optical reference receiver with defined bit-rate clock recovery, enabling transmitter test and optical stress calibration.

FEBRUARY 27, 2008 -- SyntheSys Research Inc. (search for SyntheSys) has introduced the new BERTScope (search for BERTScope) lightwave test set 8500A, which offers 850-nm receiver jitter tolerance testing (stressed eye) to 8x Fibre Channel and 10-Gbit/sec Ethernet short-reach (10GBase-SR) standards for transceiver types such as XFP and SFP+. In combination with the BERTScope S 12500B signal integrity analyzer, the LTS 8500A offers compliance test and deep insight on all high-speed ports of common short-reach optical transceivers, the company says.

The receiver features an 850-nm optical source and an optional 10-Gbit/sec optical reference receiver with defined bit-rate clock recovery, enabling transmitter test and optical stress calibration. When combined with the BERTScope S 12500B, all of the stress impairments required by 1x, 2x, 4x, 8x, and 10x Fibre Channel are available, along with those of 10GBase-SR. Engineers are able to generate a test quality 850-nm stressed eye, calibrate it at the time of test if required, and then set the desired optical modulation amplitude (OMA) using the built-in output level control.

The BERTScope DCRj compliance receiver has flexible clock recovery and jitter analysis, and available automation software for making waterfall measurements and calibrating 10-Gbit/sec Ethernet and 4x Fibre Channel stressed eyes. The LTS and DCRj are easily controlled through a user interface design on the S 12500B analyzer, and the combination has been dubbed the BERTScope Optical Test Bench.

The LTS 8500A 850-nm lightwave test set is available 12 weeks ARO.


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