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N1081A IEEE 802.3 Compliance and Debug Application for 86100D DCA-X

Product Status: Discontinued | Currently Supported
This product is no longer available

Key Features & Specifications

Comprehensive compliance and debug solution

  • Addresses 10GBASE-KR (802.3ap) and 40GBASE-KR4 (802.3bj)
  • Measures >20 parameters
  • Has convenient utilities to de-skew cables

Flexible and extensible

  • Operate on an 86100D DCA-X oscilloscope, or on a PC connected to an N109x DCA-M via USB
  • Control device under test and other equipment
  • Test all or selected parameters to compliance limits or custom limits for development

Time-saving features

  • De-skew measurement channel skew
  • Control device under test
  • Interface with other equipment


  • 86100D DCA-X Mainframe
  • N109X DCA-M Oscilloscope
  • N107X Clock Recovery


Reduce your test time from hours to minutes. Use the N1081A compliance and debug application to measure your high speed serial host board, module or IC to all required transmit parameters in two IEEE 802.3 standards.

Keysight offers a wide range of electrical and optical test solutions to address current and emerging communications standards. For testing IEEE 802.3 designs you may choose a hardware combination that addresses your test needs for today, and into the future:

  • 86100D DCA-X with 86108B (Integrated “One-Box” solution) - recommended
  • 86100D DCA-X with DCA module and external clock recovery
  • N109X Electrical DCA-M with external clock recovery

More than 20 tests

  • Signaling rate
  • Rise and fall times
  • Differential and common mode amplitudes
  • Output noise
  • Jitter: RJ, DJ, DCD, and TJ
  • Differential and common mode return losses