Liverage offers BERT for 40-Gbps QSFP+ optical transceivers

Taiwan's Liverage now offers the iBERT 1000 40-Gbps QSFP+ Checker, a bit error rate tester (BERT) that features a pair of 40-Gbps QSFP+ optical transceiver interfaces.

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Taiwan's Liverage now offers the iBERT 1000 40-Gbps QSFP+ Checker, a bit error rate tester (BERT) that features a pair of 40-Gbps QSFP+ optical transceiver interfaces.

The test instrument features eight transmitters and eight receivers to accommodate full-duplex 40-Gbps bidirectional data links. Each transmitter and receiver pair supports a 10-Gbps data link, which complies with 4x10-Gbps optical module configurations for 40 Gigabit Ethernet.

The user interface can individually monitor bit error rate, error count, and timer via a USB connection to a PC. The serial ID and Digital Diagnostics Monitor for QSFP+ transceivers can also be monitored in the user interface.

Liverage says technicians can use the iBERT 1000 40G QSFP+ Checker in a variety of applications, such as:

  • QSFP+ transceiver qualification
  • Confirmation of proper transmit and receive signal levels
  • Optical transmitting power measurement
  • Optical reference signal
  • Bit error rate test
  • Verifications of proper encoding during manufacturing.

For more information on test equipment and suppliers, visit the Lightwave Buyer's Guide.

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