800G Test System for high speed validation

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Keysight test system supports connectivity speeds of 100 Gbps or greater

Test system enables optical transceiver makers to accurately verify transmitter and receiver of designs that support speeds greater than 100 Gbps

Keysight Technologies is supplying a compliance test solution for validating 112 gigabit per second (Gbps) serial data centre interfaces to the latest industry standards.

Data centre operators and hyperscalers are implementing 800 gigabit (800G), the next generation of connectivity, to address bandwidth, virtualisation and switching capacity requirements as well as the need for cost-effective power efficient data transport. Interfaces capable of supporting speeds of at least 100 Gbps are critical to realising the benefits of 800G deployments. Keysight’s 112 Gbps conformance test platform enables optical transceiver manufacturers to accurately verify both the transmitter (TX) and receiver (RX) of designs that support connectivity speeds of 100 Gbps or greater.

Dr Joachim Peerlings, vice president of network and data centre solutions at Keysight Technologies says, “These tools speed design and development ranging from electrical simulation to early silicon and systems validation.”

Keysight’s fully automated 112 Gbps conformance test system can perform flexible, precise and repeatable testing across a variety of implementation scenarios, to minimise development schedules as well as making use of a wide range of test cases for validating compliance to the latest specifications defined by both the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF).

The test system uses Keysight’s M8040A 64 GBaud high performance bit error ratio tester (BERT) with a N1060A Digital Communication Analyser (DCA) for receiver testing and Keysight’s Infiniium UXR-Series real-time oscilloscope for transmitter testing.

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