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N4917B Optical Receiver Stress Test

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Key Features & Specifications


  • 100GBASE standard compliant optical stress characterization for LR4, ER4 and SR4 modules
  • Compliant with CWDM4, 4WDM & CLR4 multi-sources agreements (MSAs)
  • One vendor turn-key solution automates all required instruments in the solution
  • Repeatable calibration of optical stressed eye
  • Adjustable target values for ER, VECP/SEC, J2, J4, J9, optical modulation amplitude (OMA)


  • Calibration of ER, VECP/SEC, J2, J4, J9, OMA parameters
  • Jitter tolerance compliance and margin test
  • Automated calibration and full control of all instruments with the N4917B software
  • DUT control interface for full automated JTOL test
  • Supports data rates up to 32 Gb/s @ 1300/1550nm wavelengths on single mode fiber, and 850nm on multimode fiber


The N4917B software provides an automated standard compliant stressed receiver sensitivity test according to 100GBASE LR4, ER4, SR4 and CLR4, CWDM4 and 4WDM specifications. In order to do this kind of test, several test instruments such as a bit error ratio tester, digital sampling oscilloscope, optical reference transmitter and tunable laser source are required to operate together to achieve a compliant, repeatable optical stressed eye. This stressed eye is then fed to the receiver under test, where bit error ratio is measured under the stress conditions as defined in the standard.

Automation of the time consuming calibration of the optical stressed eye results in time savings of more than a factor of 10, compared to the manual setup.
To control the whole set up, a turn-key software with test-automation is used, which limits the time consuming development of individual test software development.

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Stressed eye calibration screen generated with the Keysight N4917B optical receiver stress test solution software

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