Here’s the page we think you wanted. See search results instead:

 

Contact an Expert

Bit Error Ratio Test (BERT) Solution

Make the next leap forward with Keysight BERTs!

Keysight offers the broadest choice of BERTs - covering affordable manufacturing test and high-performance characterization and compliance testing up to 32 Gb/s

Keysight's Bit Error Ratio Test solutions allow the most accurate and efficient design verification, characterization, compliance and manufacturing test of high-speed communication ports for today's ASICs, components, modules and line-cards in the semiconductor, computer, storage and communication industry.

Keysight offers the broadest portfolio with four BERT families that address a variety of speed classes, usability concepts, and flexibility as well as application specific stimulus and analysis tools. All BERTs provide cost-effective and efficient in-depth insight into critical measurement tasks for today's and next generation devices with gigabit interfaces.

BERTs are used to test and characterize many high-speed digital interfaces:

QPI, FB-DIMM, PCI Express®, SATA,/SAS USB, Thunderbolt, DisplayPort, HDMI, MHL, MIPI, UHS-II, Fibre Channel, XAUI/10Gb Ethernet, CAUI/100GbE, CEI and other backplanes, XFI/XFP/SFP+/CFP modules, OTN, and PON-OLTs, Serdes, DAC, ADC, etc.

 

Device
under test

Bit rate Application
examples
Typical
requirements
Recommended
Keysight BERT/AWG
For R&D
Characterization, Compliance
For Manufacturing

High-speed serial
receiver in computer buses and backplanes

<16G QPI, PCI Express, SATA,
SAS, USB3, TBT, DP, SD,
UHS II, MIPI D-PHY/ M-PHY,
HDMI
 
data rates < 16 Gb/s,
calibrated jitter, SSC, ISI and S.I.,
clock recovery, pattern sequencing
J-BERT M8020A (N4903B)
M8030A * or ParBERT 81250*
n/a
<10G MIPI D-PHY/ C-PHY
HDMI, MHL
data rates < 10G, no loopback,
3-wire or multi-level
M8190A, M8195A n/a

Backplanes, Cables,
SERDES, AOC,
Repeaters

>10G -28G 10Gbase-KR4/-CR4,
CEI, IB, TBT
CAUI, CAUI 2/4
10Gbase-KR
data rates > 10 Gb/s, de-emphasis,
x-talk, PRBS
J-BERT M8020A, M8062A, N4960A, N4965A, (J-BERT N4903B/N4877A) n/a
<58G CEI-56G/112G,
400GbE
PAM-4, NRZ, PRBS M8040A n/a
Optical transceivers
and sub-components:
0.6 to 58Gb/s
<58G 400GbE, 64G FC PAM-4, NRZ, PRBS M8040A  
<28G 40G/100GbE,
32G FC,
CFP2/4
data rates > 16Gb/s
clean signals,
PRBS
N4960A, N4967A
J-BERT M8020A+M8062A
(N4903B+M8061A+N4877A)
N4960A, N4967A
10G 10G/40GbE, PON,
OTN,
8G/16G FC,
QSFP, SFP+, QFP

data rates 3 to 15Gb/s,
PRBS optical stress & sensitivity,
framed bursts

J-BERT M8020A, (N4903B+N4917A),
M8030A* or ParBERT*
N2101B,
N4906B-012,
N4962A
<4G 1GbE, XFP,
PON,
1G/2G/4G FC
data rates
< 3.5Gb/s,
fast bit synchronization, PRBS or framed bursts
N4906B-003,
ParBERT 3.3G
N5980A,
ParBERT

*for multi-lane
** up to 4 lanes

Download the Lightwave Catalog

1-25 of 30

Sort:
Keysight Technologies Expands the M8000 Series for 400 GbE
New 64 GBaud BERT Simplifies Accurate Characterization of PAM-4 and NRZ Devices

Press Materials 2016-07-25

Keysight Technologies Expands its M8000 Series of BER Test Solutions for Multi-Channel Applications
Keysight Technologies introduced a multi-channel BERT solution based on a 14-slot AXIe mainframe for multi-lane testing. The BERT uses the latest version of the M8070A system software, version 3.0. The M8000 series of BER test solutions provide faster insight into multi-channel applications.

Press Materials 2016-06-10

Keysight Technologies Expands the M8000 Series for 400 GbE - Press Release
Keysight Technologies, Inc. introduced a M8040A high-performance BERT for testing PAM-4 and NRZ devices that operate up to 64 GBaud. Engineers in validation labs and R&D who characterize receivers on the physical layer for the next generation of data center interconnects will benefit from simplified test setups and repeatable and accurate results.

Press Materials 2016-05-18

Keysight Technologies Introduces MIPI® Receiver Test Software for PHY-Layer Standards
New Software Enables Automated Testing According to Conformance Test Suite for MIPI C-PHY 1.0 Standard

Press Materials 2015-10-26

Keysight press release on introduction of new arbitrary waveform generator M8196A, September 2015
Keysight press release on introduction of new arbitrary waveform generator M8196A, September 2015

Press Materials 2015-09-17

Keysight Technologies to Show New Test and Measurement Solutions at ECOC 2015
Keysight's new solutions are intended to enable the development of next-generation networks used for the generation and analysis of coherent optical modulated signals. These solutions will address new modulations techniques such as PAM-4, the characterization of electrical and optical transceivers, and component test.

Press Materials 2015-09-16

Highly Integrated J-BERT Simplifies Testing for Next-Generation Data-Center, Long-Haul-Communication
Highly Integrated J-BERT Simplifies Testing for Next-Generation Data-Center, Long-Haul-Communication Applications

Press Materials 2015-03-24

J-BERT offers adjustable and integrated inter-symbol interference
J-BERT offers adjustable and integrated inter-symbol interference

Press Materials 2015-01-22

M8195A 65GSa/s AWG – Press Release
Introduces 65-GSa/s High-Speed Arbitrary Waveform Generator

Press Materials 2014-09-12

Introduces Industry's Most Accurate Test Solution for USB 3.1 Receivers
Achieve accurate receiver characterization with the J-BERT high-performance BERT

Press Materials 2014-07-09

Certification of HDMI 2.0 Test Solution
Certification of HDMI 2.0 Test Solution for HDMI 2.0 Compliance Test, With Widest Coverage of Test Items

Press Materials 2014-04-17

Press Releases for M8000 Series
New M8000 Series of BER Test Solutions

Press Materials 2014-03-18

Agilent Technologies Introduces HDMI 2.0 Compliance Test Software for Transmitters and Receivers
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced two compliance test software packages for physical-layer testing of devices that use the new High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) 2.0 specification.

Press Materials 2014-01-14

Press Releases for M8061A
Press Releases for M8061A

Press Materials 2013-07-16

Press Releases for N4877A
Press Releases for N4877A

Press Materials 2013-07-16

Agilent Technologies Introduces 28.4-Gb/s Multiplexer with De-emphasis Option
Product Enables Accurate Characterization of Receivers Used in Servers, Storage Systems and Data-Center Networks

Press Materials 2013-07-16

Press Releases for N4903B
Press Releases for N4903B

Press Materials 2013-07-16

Press Releases for N5990A
Press Releases for N5990A

Press Materials 2013-07-04

Press Releases for 81250
Press Releases for 81250

Press Materials 2013-05-09

Press Releases for N4916B
Press Releases for N4916B

Press Materials 2013-05-06

Press Releases for N4876A
Press Releases for N4876A

Press Materials 2013-05-06

Press Releases for N2101B
Press Releases for N2101B

Press Materials 2013-05-06

Press Releases for N4917A
Press Releases for N4917A

Press Materials 2013-05-06

Press Releases for N4916A
Press Releases for N4916A

Press Materials 2013-05-06

Agilent Technologies to Showcase Bit Error Ratio Tester at OFC/NFOEC
New Options Enable 32-Gb/s ASIC Component and Optical Transceiver Designs

Press Materials 2013-04-24

1 2 Next