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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, Hypertransport, 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
For R&D
Characterization, Compliance
For Manufacturing

High-speed serial
receiver in computer buses and backplanes

<12G QPI, HT, PCI Express, SATA,
SAS, USB3, TBT, DP, MIPI
D-PHY/ M-PHY, HDMI, MHL, UHS II, SMI
data rates < 10 Gb/s,
calibrated jitter, SSC, ISI and S.I.,
clock recovery, pattern sequencing
J-BERT N4903B,
ParBERT 81250*
n/a
Backplanes, SERDES, AOC >10G CEI, IB, CAUI, 10GBASE-KR/-KR4 data rates > 10 Gb/s, de-emphasis,
x-talk, PRBS
N4960A, N4965A, J-BERT
N4903B + N4916B/M8061A
n/a
Optical transceivers
and sub-components:
0.6 to 44Gb/s
>25G 40G/100GbE, 32GFC, CFP data rates > 16Gb/s ,clean signals, PRBS N4960A, N4967A
J-BERT+ N4876/M8061A/N4877A
N4960A, N4967A
10G 10G/40GbE, PON, OTN, 8G/16GFC, SFP+, QSFP data rates 3 to 15Gb/s,
PRBS optical stress & sensitivity
J-BERT N4903B,
ParBERT*
N2101B,
N4906B-012,
N4962A
< 4G 1GBASE, XFP, PON, 1G/2G/4G FC data rates < 3.5Gb/s,
fast bit synchronization, PRBS or framed bursts
N4906B-003,
ParBERT 3.3G
N5980A

*for multi-lane

J-BERT awards: J-BERT's technology leadership has been honored by our customers and key technical publications with several product awards. See the full list of J-BERT awards here

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