Tektronix introduced new equivalent time automated compliance test solutions for 4-lane 100G electrical interfaces defined in the IEEE 802.3bm and 802.3bj specifications. The new capabilities along with the full set of Tektronix solutions for 100G and 400G characterization and validation will be demonstrated February 1-2 at DesignCon 2017.
Available for Tektronix oscilloscopes including the DSA8300 up to 70 GHz bandwidth sequential equivalent-time sampling oscilloscope and the DPO70000SX real-time oscilloscope series with bandwidth up to 70 GHz, this TekExpress application supports 100G Ethernet (IEEE 802.3bj and IEEE 802.3bm Annex 83) electrical validation and characterization needs.
Specific supported technologies are 100GBASE-CR4, 100GBASE-KR4 and CAUI-4, which are the principal electrical specifications for 100G Ethernet.
With these additions, Tektronix now offers a set of IEEE 802.3bm and 802.3bj solutions covering both optical (100GBASE-SR4) and electrical validation tools. The DSA8300 offers the ability to perform both optical and electrical validation using one system.
The IEEE 802.3 specification is lengthy and continually evolving, making it challenging for test engineers to come up to speed on such a massive specification.
Tektronix works in collaboration with standards bodies to help translate industry standard test requirements into turnkey test solutions that offer characterization reports. Reducing test and validation complexity is key to bringing interchangeable 100G optical and electrical modules to market in a timely manner.
The CAUI-4/KR4/CR4 test automation solution operates on either the DSA8300 sampling platform or the high-performance DPO70000SX 70, 59 and 50 GHz real-time oscilloscopes.
Tektronix offers these software validation tools on both systems to give customers the flexibility of real-time or the precision of equivalent time instruments.
The Tektronix 80S100G-TXE (DSA8300) and 100G-TXE (DPO70000SX) solutions for CAUI-4, KR4 and CR4 are available to order now. Pricing starts at $9,000 US.