Optical test solutions head for Los Angeles

6th March 2017
Source: Tektronix
Posted By : Mick Elliott
Optical test solutions head for Los Angeles

The latest in optical test innovation for data centre networking will be showcased by Tektronix at OFC 2017 in Los Angeles (March 19-23). Data centre networking technology providers are looking to continuously increase the capacity and precision of high speed data transfers.

Solutions to characterise electrical and optical performance that will be demonstrated at OFC in booth 2339, include the DSA8300 sampling oscilloscope with an 80GHz optical sampling module showing support for IEEE 802.3bs based 400G optical testing for TDECQ, including new advances in high-sensitivity single-mode/multi-mode optical measurements for NRZ and PAM-4 up to 28GBd.

The DPO70000SX 70GHz performance oscilloscope which analyses single shot PAM-4 signals with live triggering and post-equalised error detection for 400G standards will be on display and alongside it will be an end-to-end demonstration of an optical modulation analysis software supporting multi-OMA systems featuring the AWG70000 Series Arbitrary Waveform Generator and the DPO70000SX oscilloscope for applications such as spatial division multiplexing and more.

There will be new announcements that will drive significant improvement in manufacturing yield on next generation optical components and interconnects, and attendees can stop by the Tektronix stand to pick up an educational poster on PAM4 testing.

"With 100G moving into production and 400G design efforts in full swing, the test challenges around characterisation, verification and debug of both silicon and system designs have never been greater," said Brian Reich, general manager, Performance Oscilloscopes, Tektronix. "As OFC attendees will be able to see first hand, Tektronix is well positioned to help our customers push the boundaries of higher data rates, emerging standards, and cutting-edge research while reducing time to market with our high-performance solutions."

The Optical Fibre Conference and Exposition features more than 600 companies on the exhibition floor and 1,150 technical and business presentations to help the more than 13,000 attendees leverage the latest in optical innovations and meet insatiable consumer and business demand for more bandwidth and increased data centre performance.

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