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N4971A Pattern Generator 13 Gb/s

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Key Features & Specifications

  • Operation from 1 to 13 Gb/s
  • Pair with the N4972A for a high performance stressed data pattern generator
  • Store user generated patterns up to 24 Mb
  • Library of PRBS and several common telecom test patterns
  • Fully programmable data and clock output parameters
  • Transparent jitter pass-through
  • Single port remote control of all parameters through USB or GPIB
  • Fully supported in N4980A software


The Keysight Technologies N4971A pattern generator 13 Gb/s (PPG12500) is a single channel generator capable of producing any serial data pattern up to 24 Mbits in length. An internal non-volatile pattern library comes preloaded with PRBS along with several common telecom test patterns. It can also store multiple user generated patterns. Output parameters of the data and clock outputs can be independently programmed, presets for common logic families simplify user set up. All outputs can supply differential or single ended signals. Adding the N4972A clock source provides a calibrated stress (jitter) to the data and clock outputs, ideal for stressed receiver testing.


  • 10 Gb/s Ethernet
  • Fibre Channel, InfiniBand
  • Stressed Receiver Testing

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