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Serial BERTs

Keysight offers the widest choice of serial BERT products for accurate and efficient characterization, compliance and manufacturing test for digital interfaces in computer, video, datacom and telecom applications operating up to 40 Gb/s.

The instruments of the N4900 Serial BERT Series offer excellent signal integrity and analysis capabilities addressing a wide range of applications and technologies up to 44 Gb/s such as PCI Express®, QPI, USB3, SATA, FB-DIMM, MIPI M-PHY, UHS-II, Thunderbolt, DisplayPort, Fibre Channel, XFP/SFP, XFI/SFI, CFP/CAUI, CEI, Infiniband-FDR/EDR, OTN, 10GbE, 100GbE

BERT Solution

High Performance and High Speed Serial BERTs for R&D

  • J-BERT N4903B - For next generation of forwarded and embedded clock designs such as QPI, PCIeTM, DisplayPort, SATA, USB, TBS, UHS-II, FB-DIMM, Fibre Channel, 10GbE.
  • N4906B Serial BERT addresses the need for budget-sensitive telecom device testing. The N4906B Serial BERT is offered in a 3.6 Gb/s and a 12.5 Gb/s version.
  • N4960A Serial BERT 32 and 17 Gb/s, for testing transceivers in manufacturing and R&D.
  • N4967A Serial BERT System 40 Gb/s, for characterizing optical transceiver devices in R&D.
  • N4965A Multi-Channel BERT 12.5 Gb/s, for characterizing multiple lanes.

(Please find further information on the different High Performance Serial BERTs products in the product tabs below)

 Manufacturing Serial BERTs for minimizing test cost for optical transceivers up to 12.5 Gb/s

  • The N5980A Manufacturing Serial BERT up to 3.125 Gb/s enables transceiver test at up to one-sixth of the test cost and the front panel size of comparable BERT solutions.
  • The N2101B PXIT Manufacturing BERT is a PXI module that has been designed for testing optical transceivers up to 10.3125 Gb/s.
  • The N4962A Serial BERT 12.5 Gb/s, an economic BERT for transceiver manufacturing test.

(Please find further information on the different Manufacturing Serial BERTs products in the product tabs below)

In combination with 86100D Infiniium DCA-X and Infiniium 90000-X Series Oscilloscopes these BERTs are the most comprehensive and accurate jitter tolerance and analysis solution available.

PCIe is a trademark and PCI Express is a registered trademark of PCI-SIG

Compare All Serial BERTs (16)

  • N4903B J-BERT high-performance serial BERT up to 7 Gb/s and 12.5 Gb/s with complete jitter tolerance N4903B J-BERT high-performance serial BERT up to 7 Gb/s and 12.5 Gb/s with complete jitter tolerance (1) 

    N4903B J-BERT high-performance serial BERT up to 7 Gb/s and 12.5 Gb/s with complete jitter tolerance

    • Data rates 150 Mb/s to 7 Gb/s or to 12.5 Gb/s pattern generator and error detector
    • Excellent signal performance and sensitivity
    • >0.5 UI calibrated, compliant and integrated jitter injection
    • Built-in clock data recovery
    • Two adjustable data outputs with independent PRBS

  • N4906B Serial BERT N4906B Serial BERT (1) 

    N4906B Serial BERT

    • 3.6 Gb/s or 12.5 Gb/s pattern generator and error detector
    • Excellent precision and sensitivity for accurate measurements
    • Fast bit synchronization on bursted pattern
    • Small form factor to save bench and rack space
    • Intuitive user interface

  • N5980A Manufacturing Serial BERT N5980A Manufacturing Serial BERT (1) 

    N5980A Manufacturing Serial BERT

    • Dramatically simplified transceiver measurements via the one page graphical user interface
    • Standard measurements at fixed rates between 125 Mb/s and 3.125 Gb/s
    • Optical and electrical error injection
    • Analysis of gated Bit-Error-Ratio
    • Flexible connections to the device under test

  • N2101B PXIT Bit Error Ratio Tester [Discontinued] N2101B PXIT Bit Error Ratio Tester [Discontinued] (1) 

    N2101B PXIT Bit Error Ratio Tester [Discontinued]

    • Single instrument 3-slot wide PXI card containing pattern generation with error detection
    • Bit error display over time
    • Easily combined with DCA, Synthesizer, Pattern Generator or multiple BERT modules
    • Automatic clock data align
    • Jitter Bathtub display

  • N4960A Serial BERT 32 and 17 Gb/s N4960A Serial BERT 32 and 17 Gb/s (1) 

    N4960A Serial BERT 32 and 17 Gb/s

    • Complete, affordable, compact 32 Gb/s serial BERT
    • Integrated analysis software
    • Programmable patterns, large library of common stress patterns

  • N4962A Serial BERT 12.5 Gb/s N4962A Serial BERT 12.5 Gb/s (1) 

    N4962A Serial BERT 12.5 Gb/s

    • Compact 0.5 to 12.5 Gb/s serial BERT
    • Easy setup using the N4980A multi-instrument BERT software
    • Selectable pattern length, mark space density ratio, and digital error injection

  • N4951A Pattern Generator Remote Head 32 and 17 Gb/s N4951A Pattern Generator Remote Head 32 and 17 Gb/s (1) 

    N4951A Pattern Generator Remote Head 32 and 17 Gb/s

    • Available for 4 to 17 Gb/s or 5 to 32 Gb/s configurations
    • Full data rate pattern generation
    • PRBS and user definable pattern, common telecom/datacom test patterns
    • Remote head allows placement of signal very close to DUT

  • N4952A Error Detector Remote Head 32 and 17 Gb/s N4952A Error Detector Remote Head 32 and 17 Gb/s (1) 

    N4952A Error Detector Remote Head 32 and 17 Gb/s

    • Available for 4 to 17 Gb/s or 5 to 32 Gb/s configurations
    • Full data rate error detection
    • PRBS and user definable pattern, common telecom/datacom test patterns
    • Remote head allows placement of signal very close to DUT

  • N4965A Multi-Channel BERT 12.5 Gb/s N4965A Multi-Channel BERT 12.5 Gb/s (1) 

    N4965A Multi-Channel BERT 12.5 Gb/s

    • Multiple channels of pattern generation and error detection
    • Swept aggressor channel delay for crosstalk characterization
    • BER bathtub and jitter tolerance testing

  • N4967A Serial BERT System 44 Gb/s N4967A Serial BERT System 44 Gb/s (1) 

    N4967A Serial BERT System 44 Gb/s

    • Operation from 22 to 44 Gb/s with high speed clock option
    • Integrated analysis software
    • True PRBS pattern generation at full data rate

Bit Error Ratio Test (BERT) Solutions [Discontinued]
Product information and resources for discontinued bit error ratio testers and accessories.