The Keysight N5980A 3.125 Gb/s Manufacturing Serial BERT (Bit Error Ratio Tester) enables transceiver manufacturing test at one-third the price of the existing N4906B BERT. It also has twice the maximum test throughput with independent electrical and optical (SFP plug-ins) interfaces. Combined with the reduction in price, it reduces the cost of test by a factor of six.
In addition, the N5980A is six times smaller in size, which conserves valuable space, further lowering the cost of test and making it especially attractive for low-cost, high-throughput manufacturing test applications, such as gigabit transceiver manufacturing.
Dramatically simplified transceiver measurements that provide just the essential tests via the one page graphical user interface (running on an external Windows® XP PC via a USB 2.0 interface)
Standard measurements at fixed rates between 125 Mb/s and 3.125 Gb/s
Generation of Pseudo Random Bit Sequence (PRBS) polynomials and a K28.5 pattern at Low Voltage Differential Signal (LVDS) or Emitter Coupled Logic (ECL) levels
Optical and electrical error injection (once or at selectable Bit-Error-Ratio)
Analysis of gated Bit-Error-Ratio with display of the absolute number of errors and selectability of gate time
Flexible connections to the device under test via 3.5 mm differential electrical coax connectors and/or standard optical SFP module plug-ins
Full programmability of all graphical user interface features from another software program, making automation in manufacturing an easy task