Multi-Instrument BERT Software


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Manufacturer Agilent Technologies

Keysight Technologies

Description :

The Keysight Technologies N4980A multi-instrument BERT software provides the ability to control multiple instruments through a rich Windows®-based graphical user interface (GUI). Bit error rate measurements are simple to set up with the intuitive control screens. The software is ideal for setting up and performing parallel BER measurements and jitter tolerance testing (N4980A-JTS) in multi-lane and SERDES devices. You can also create your own patterns using the powerful editing tools built into the pattern editor to meet your unique requirements.

The base software is available free of charge (registration required for download). The N4980A-JTS jitter tolerance measurement package is an option enabled by a software key.

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  • Software is Windows®-based controlling equipment through USB or GPIB
  • Simple and fast setup
  • Full instrument remote control
  • Test single and multi-lane BER with active aggressor signals
  • Monitor instantaneous BER over time or measure BER over a specific period
  • Fast and efficient parallel jitter tolerance testing (N4980A-JTS)
  • iew BER-measured BERT scan (often called bathtub curve, a horizontal slice through eye)
  • Intuitive pattern editor
  • Benefits

  • Applications:

  • Serial data receiver characterisation

  • Parallel BER measurements

  • N4980A-JTS for jitter tolerance testing

  • Optical transceiver/transponder characterisation