Tektronix extends support for Ethernet test sith SFF 8431 SFP+ automated compliance

Tektronix, a manufacturer of oscilloscopes, has launched a series of enhancements to its SFF 8431 SFP+ compliance and debug offering, including new support for the demanding Transmitter Waveform Distortion Penalty for Copper (TWDPc) measurement that can only be performed on oscilloscopes with fast sample rates, such as the Tektronix DPO/DSA/MSO70000D Series.

Tektronix now provides complete automation and debug solution for Ethernet-based SFF-8431 SFP+ PHY layer testing.

“Our emphasis for SFF 8431 SFP+ testing has been to build upon a comprehensive test solution for Ethernet designers that save them time while providing the deep, accurate insight needed for validation and debug requirements,” said Roy Siegel, general manager, Oscilloscopes, Tektronix.
This solution includes a new SFP-WDP option that enables automated setup & execution of important TWDPc measurements, along with a new Host Compliance (HCB) and Module Compliance Boards (MCB) that speed test setup of connector designs used in high speed Ethernet and Fibre Channel-based systems.

The latest release of SFP-TX includes a built-in de-embedding feature. As technologies such as SFP+ increase data rates, the eye is closed and certain components such as SMA cables need to be de-embedded for improved test results. With this new feature, SFP-TX enables designers to
de-embed signals using .FLT files.

As defined in the SFP+ Host Transmitter Output Specifications for Copper, TWDPc measurements must be performed using a real-time oscilloscope with at least a 70 GS/s sampling rate.

Recently, Tektronix launched the THS3000 handheld oscilloscope series. With a weight of 4.8 lbs,
seven hours of battery life and four isolated channels, the lightweight THS3000 series is built for use in the most demanding conditions.

By Telecomlead.com Team
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