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Typically Configured Price US$ 20,212

Typical Configuration

N1930B Physical Layer Test System Software

  • N1930B-1FP PLTS Base Analysis Fixed License
  • N1930B-3FP PLTS Measurement and Calibration Fixed License
  • R1287A 90 day media replacement warranty

Typically Configured Price US$ 20,212

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Key Features & Specifications

  • Pulse Amplitude Modulation (PAM-4) eye diagrams for 56Gbps data rates
  • Channel Operating Margin (COM) for an efficient single figure of merit of complete channel performance
  • Standard Commands for Programmable Instruments (SCPI) for automated manufacturing test of high-speed cables and backplanes

Description

NEW PLTS 2017 Breakthrough Manufacturing Test Capability

The new Physical Layer Test System (PLTS) 2017 has significant breakthrough capabilities with regards to manufacturing test of high-speed interconnects, such as cables, backplanes, PCBs and connectors. Many signal integrity laboratories around the world have benefitted from the power of PLTS in the R&D prototype test phase. PLTS 2017 now has a full complement of SCPI (Standard Commands for Programmable Instruments) commands that enable automated programming of test sequences that are ideal for high-volume production testing. Over 200 SCPI commands provide a solid base upon which efficient automated testing can take place on the manufacturing floor. This software capability coupled with the new 32-channel PXI-based vector network analyzer (VNA) produces the fastest VNA measurements in the world. A fully crossbar calibrated 32-port S-parameter measurements now takes only 10 to 15 seconds depending on IFBW settings.

Another significant enhancement to PLTS 2017 is the addition of PAM-4 eye diagram testing. Higher data rates such as the new 100G and 400G Ethernet infrastructures require much more efficient modulation techniques and PAM-4 fulfills this requirement. Having leading edge test equipment in the signal integrity lab that can measure PAM-4 provides the competitive edge now required.

            

A Standard for Signal Integrity Analysis
The last major enhancement to PLTS 2017 has to do with a very progressive figure of merit called “Channel Operating Margin” or COM. Many new high-speed standards depend upon complex communication protocols, such as the emerging 100 Gigabit Ethernet interface (100GbE). A recent version of this protocol standard -- IEEE 802.3bj-2014 -- added a 4-lane X 25Gbps physical specification for backplanes, connectors, and twinax copper cables. The emergence of advanced, high-data rate channels introduced the problem of how Tx/Rx chip IP developers and system designers could concurrently and independently proceed with their product implementations. A new facet to standardization was needed, to define how analysis of these channels could be pursued -- the Channel Operating Margin methodology was subsequently defined. This is a complex MATLAB script implemented within PLTS that is user definable for flexibility. Again, PLTS successfully takes a very complex test methodology and implements a user friendly interface to simplify testing for the signal integrity engineer.

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