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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. NRZ and PAM4 coding scheme for 400G solution, Keysight's new flagship M8040A BERT solution capable of delivering a fully integrated 64Gbaud BER test. Combine with AWGs and M8070A BER system solution software. A revolutionary way for a BERT to perform device under test, with reliable and repeatable test results.

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, DDR, 100/200/400G b Ethernet, 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

<32G QPI, PCI Express, SATA,
SAS, USB3.x, TBT, DP, SD UHS II,
MIPI D-PHY/ M-PHY, HDMI, DDR5
 
data rates < 16 Gb/s,
calibrated jitter, SSC, ISI and S.I.,
clock recovery, pattern sequencing
J-BERT M8020A, M8030A*,
M8040A for > 20 Gb/s
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, 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
J-BERT M8020A+M8062A N4960A
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, M8030A* N4962A

*for multi-lane
** up to 4 lanes

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N4917BACA 100G Optical Receiver Test Application User Guide
This document provides an introduction, installation steps, underlying concepts, and usage information for the Keysight N4917BACA 100G Optical Receiver Test Application.

User Manual 2019-01-01

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N4917BSCA 400G Optical Receiver Stress Test Solution - Data Sheet
The N4917BSCA Optical Receiver Test solution is an application software controlling the complete hardware required to do standard compliant stress signal calibration and automated JTOL and SRS tests.

Data Sheet 2018-09-25

N4917BSCA 400G Optical Receiver Test Application User Guide
This document provides an introduction, installation steps, underlying concepts, and usage information for the Keysight N4917BSCA 400G Optical Receiver Test Application.

User Manual 2018-09-01

PDF PDF 5.08 MB
ECOC 2017 Demo: Fast, automated 400G optical receiver compliant test
PAM-4 signaling at 26 and 53 Gbaud lane rates leads to new IEEE 802.3 specifications that require new and comprehensive test procedures. Receiver test requires a precise optical stressed signal, which is automatically calibrated with a Keysight solution based on the M8040A.

Demo 2017-09-27

Download the 2018 Lightwave Catalog
The catalog for high-performance optical T&M solutions provides information on test applications and test equipment for core fiber networks and data centers.

Catalog 2017-03-31

Digital Design & Interconnect Standards - Brochure
Brochure shows Keysight’s high-speed digital solution set , a range of essential tools, measurement and simulation—that will help cut through the challenges of gigabit digital designs.

Brochure 2015-03-09

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