Keysight Pulse Pattern Generator and BERT - Software

This freeware runs on any Windows® based PC. Instead of creating and entering the patterns on the instrument itself, now all necessary patterns can be entered directly on to the PC. This not only saves time but allows more usability and flexibility for the creation of patterns.

This free software enables you to:

  • Load and save pattern files in different formats (binary, hex, dual and prtn)
  • Invert and rotate patterns
  • Create pre-emphasis signals
  • Create encoded signals: 8b/10b, Manchaster, Miller, R1/RZ, AMI/CMI, 4B5B
  • Decoding

This enhanced version has the following additional feature set:

  • More than 100 pre-defined patterns (e.g. SATA, PRBS, SDH, Sonet, Fiber channel, etc.)
  • Sequencer: Create and develop your settings offline and than download it to the instrument
  • Additional instruments out of our Pulse Pattern Generator- and BERT- family are supported

Patterns and commands can be downloaded onto a broad range of the Keysight Pulse Pattern Generators. The tool detects the version of the pattern generator itself and uses the correct programming parameters.

The following Keysight Pulse Pattern Generators are supported:

  • 8110A, 81104A, 81110A, 81130A
  • 81133A, 81134A
  • 81141A, 81142A
  • 81150A, 81160A, 81180A
  • 81180B
  • N4901B, N4902B, N4903A, N4906B
  • 33120A, 33210A, 33220A, 33250A, 33521A, 33522A
  • 16720A Logic Analyzer Pattern Generator

The Segment Generator software supports LAN, GPIB, USB and other standard connections. As most of the pattern generators have a build in GPIB interface, the preferred connection type is the new USB to GPIB converter Keysight 82357B. This can be ordered separately and is not part of this package.

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Keysight recommends using the most current version, which includes the most up-to-date bug fixes and security patches available.
Release Date Version Version Description
2012-06-30 4.0 Pattern Editor and Sequencer 4.0 Software
Release Date Version
2012-06-30 4.0
Version Description
Pattern Editor and Sequencer 4.0 Software

How to Download

  • See Above

How to Install

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  • Does Not Require a License

Installs on: PC

Operating System

  • Windows 7
  • Windows XP


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No previous versions available