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Date: 21-05-14

BERTScope Bit Error Rate Tester from Tektronix for 100G testig

Tektronix introduced the BSA286CL BERTScope Bit Error Rate Tester for the testing of 100G communications standards including OIF-CEI, CAUI, and InfiniBand Standards.

BSA286CL supports testing of higher levels of jitter tolerance and can generate the requisite degree of impairments with a low enough jitter noise floor.

"Inphi's commitment to leading the industry in optical technology, both at 100G and beyond, is helped by testing tools which provide precision impairment and lower noise to validate performance to key specs like OIF-CEI 3.0," said Mark Marlett, senior principal engineer, Inphi.

BSA286CL features the best modulation technology supporting 100G PHY Layer testing. The 28.6 Gb/s BERTScope supports higher levels of Sinusoidal Jitter (SJ) and other jitter impairments while maintaining low sub 300 fs intrinsic jitter floor performance at key 100G data rates.

"The BSA286CL rounds out the comprehensive Tektronix high performance BERT portfolio which support key industry standards. These products are all integral players in supporting the emerging 100G ecosystem," said Brian Reich, general manager, Performance Oscilloscopes, Tektronix. "In addition, with our recent acquisition of Picosecond Pulse Labs, Tektronix now offers the industry's broadest selection of BERT-based technology combined with high performance oscilloscopes, giving customers a total solution to all their 100G needs."

Another new capability in the BSA286CL is Combined Random, Bounded Uncorrelated and High Frequency Sinusoidal Jitter (RJ, BUJ and SJ) impairments up to 28.6G offering combined levels exceeding 7.5UI over a broad range of required jitter tolerance (JTOL) frequencies. An industry first, this capability is key to meeting OIF-CEI 3.0 JTOL specifications as well as similar needs found in IEEE802.3bj 100G specifications.

Pricing & Availability: General availability is June 2014. Prices start at $347,000 US MSRP.

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