Tektronix launches automated test support for 100G optical test

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T&M vendor Tektronix launched automated Transmitter Dispersion Eye Closure (TDEC) measurement and 100GBASE-SR4 conformance test solution.

The new solution will make the complex process of ensuring that new product designs conform to IEEE 802.3bm optical specification.

Tektronix said the 802.3bm standard effort and its promise of interoperability broadens the 100G marketplace of optical modules and systems. This is where conformance testing becomes vitally important and requires robust validation tools.

With the addition of TDEC measurement as well as the 100GBASE-SR4 conformance test support, Tektronix now offers a turnkey and automated optical solution. This solution is based on a DSA8300 equivalent time oscilloscope equipped with an 80C15 optical module.

Optical conformance testing requires low noise acquisitions. The level of noise performance in the Tektronix 80C15 optical module serves a range of test needs in the optical industry, now with a full complement of TDEC and SR4 conformance measurements.

“As 100G networking becomes mainstream, Tektronix is playing a key role by providing validation tools that reduce the need to be an insider on the complex set of IEEE product conformance requirements,” said Brian Reich, general manager, Performance Oscilloscopes, Tektronix.

“Our turnkey tools for TDEC and 100GBASE-SR4 bridge this knowledge gap and let designers tackle conformance testing with a high degree of confidence.”

The company will demo the Tektronix 100G and 400G test solutions for 100GBASE-LR4, 100GBASE-SR4, 400GBASE-LR and other standards at the ECOC 2015 event from September 28-30 in Valencia, Spain.

The price for the automated TDEC/100GBASE-SR4 solution for use with a Tektronix DSA8300 oscilloscope and 80C15 optical module is $2,500.