23 March 2017 – Tektronix introduced new optical modules for its DSA8300 sampling oscilloscope that feature the industry’s highest mask test sensitivity and lowest noise along with new features that increase production capacity and improve yield for current 100G designs moving into production. The company also unveiled enhancements to its 400G test solution including IEEE Ethernet standard-driven Transmitter and Dispersion Eye Closure (TDECQ) PAM4 and related support measurements for optical testing.
“As 100G designs move into production, manufacturing yields become paramount,” said Brian Reich, general manager, Performance Oscilloscopes, Tektronix. “Our lowest inherent noise enables more confidence in test results and drives improvement in manufacturing yields on optical components and interconnects. At the same time, we continue to lead the way toward 400G with comprehensive tools and features for in-depth analysis and effective debug in a new generation of Data transmission.
When installed in DSA8300 sampling oscilloscopes, the new 80C17 and 80C18 optical modules provide mask test sensitivity of -14 dBm that exceeds requirements for 28 GBd PAM-4PAM4 standards; while offering and NRZ offer the industry’s best noise performance at 4.53.9 µW with broad wavelength support. The two-channel 80C18 enables optical manufacturing test engineers to double throughput and capacity. If a device fails, Tektronix offers analysis tools to decompose the signal content for both noise and jitter to help engineers understand the underlying problem.
Pricing & Availability
The 80C17 and 80C18 optical modules and 400G test software enhancements will be available beginning in late April 2017. New optical module pricing starts at € 68,300 / £ 55,500.