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100G Optical and Electrical Tx/Rx

Tektronix provides comprehensive Tx & Rx testing support for 100G standards along with testing guidance for both NRZ and PAM4 signaling as well as Complex Coherent Modulation formats. Tektronix Test Instrumentation will get your team ready to tackle the next wave of datacom technologies.


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Semtech Turns to Tektronix DSA8300 Sampling Scope to Characterize New 25-28 Gb/s CDR Devices
This customer case study illustrates the benefits that Tektronix DataCom test solutions deliver to characterize electrical performance of 100G technologies with the industry’s lowest intrinsic noise …
Characterizing an SFP+ Transceiver at the 16G Fibre Channel Rate
Study the measurements needed to test an SFP+ transceiver to the 16G Fibre Channel standard, covering both Multi- Mode 850 nm and Single Mode 1310 nm interfaces. Included is a test and …
Clock Recovery Primer, Part 1
Part 1 of looking at clock recovery from a practical point of view with emphasis on how it affects measurements.
Ultralow drive voltage silicon traveling-wave modulator Paper (Optical Society of America)
Silicon platforms are emerging as a commercial platform for integrated photonics. To integrate directly with on-chip electronics, drive voltages at or below 1 Vpp are desirable.In this paper from the …
Optical Bandwidth Requirements for NRZ and PAM4 Signaling
Until recently, both optical and electrical bandwidths produced similar results but this is no longer the case with the recent IEEE spec change. This paper clarifies these terms, mathematically shows …
32 Gbit/s QPSK Transmission at 385 GHz
Learn more about a world record breaking wireless system capable of transmitting data at 400 GHz (0.4 THz) using advanced signal coding (up to QAM-16) and key advanced THz devices in this whitepaper …
Extinction Ratio (ER) Calibrated White Paper
This white paper explains some of the benefits of highly accurate ER measurements in both 10 GbE (Ethernet), with its relatively low ER requirement, and in SONET/ SDH , and the methodology that …
Overcoming SNDR Measurement Challenges in 100G, 400G Datacom Testing
With important changes occurring in transmitter characterization and measurement methods for 100G and 400G standards (both IEEE and OIF-CEI) it is vital to learn more about SNDR and its advantages …
Coherent Optical Signal Generation with High-Performance AWG
Learn how instrument characteristics and performance level of the AWG70000 influence the ability to generate different modulation schemes and the way the instrument’s flexibility can be used to …
PAM4 Signaling in High Speed Serial Technology: Test, Analysis, and Debug
Learn valuable information on testing PAM4 technology and approaches for validating PAM4 signals.  This application note describes: PAM4 technology for 50-400G applications Provides details of PAM4 …
Bridging the Gap Between BER and Eye Diagrams — A BER Contour Tutorial
BER Contour Measurement - What it is, how it is constructed, and why it is a valuable way of viewing parametric performance at gigabit speeds.
100G/400G Datacom Transmitter Measurements: Determining Proper Measurement Tools for 100G/400G Datacom Testing
This application note walks through a number of common misconceptions and key considerations to help you select the proper scope technology (RTO vs. ETO) for your needs.
Physical Layer Tests of 100 Gb/s Communications Systems
In this application note, learn how to prepare for compliance measurements on 100G standards including IEEE802.3ba/bj/bm and the tests for optical, electrical, or PAM4 transmitters and receivers that …
Practices for Measurements on 25 Gb/s Signaling
This application note describes the measurement practices for the characterization and compliance test of the transmitter and receiver for 25+ Gb/s signaling in 100 G systems. Focus is on oscilloscope …
Get an overview of the optical solutions available from Tektronix. Learn about what we showcased at our OFC 2016 exhibit, then learn more about these solutions online.
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End to end measurement solutions from Tektronix enable researchers and designers to comprehensively and swiftly analyze, debug and test cutting-edge technology with greater speed and precision …
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Observe as Tektronix Dr. Klaus Engenhardt demonstrates how to conduct PAM-4 Signal Generation using AWG70000's.
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Watch Tektronix experts as they provide a brief overview of test technologies being demonstrated on 100G components, transceivers and systems for the Datacom and Long Haul Networking Design …
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View this demonstration of interoperability at OFC2013 using Tektronix DSA8300 Sampling Oscilloscope and BSA286C BERTScope. Tektronix assisted the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) and member …
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Tektronix Expert Rob Marsland explains the validation approach for next generation 400G and 1T optical modulation formats at ECOC 2014 in Cannes France.
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Designing and developing 100G components, modules and systems requires the latest tools and techniques. In this video, you'll learn how to:Set up a complete system for active optical cable …
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Tackle today's high-speed serial signals and tomorrow's too with the scalable, flexible DPO70000SX series. Watch this short video to see how.
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See how to conduct PAM-4 Analysis using PPG3204 Pattern Generator and DSA8300 Sampling Oscilloscope on multi-level eye diagrams.
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Watch this video to get an overview of the new Link Training Tool, which forms part of the expanded analysis software for Tektronix DPO70000SX oscilloscopes. Link Training helps engineers to …
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Watch Tektronix experts as they provide a brief overview of test technologies being demonstrated on 100G components, transceivers and systems for the Datacom and Long Haul Networking Design …
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See how Tektronix is supporting industry adoption of 28Gb/s interconnect with OIF industry members in this informative Interoperability demonstation at ECOC 2014.
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Take a look at Tektronix complete 400G coherent optical test system recently on display at OFC. It includes next generation signal generation, modulation, acquisition, and analysis.
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At this ECOC 2016 Demo Station, we're looking at generating a 50+ Gigabaud Optical Signal and also how our DPO70000SX oscilloscope enables a stable trigger on a 32 Gigabaud signal.
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The accelerated development of 400G Ethernet technology is driving new requirements through the test community as it relates to measuring electrical PAM4 systems. This presentation will review …
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See the versatility of our high-speed optical-to-electrical converters (DPO7OE1 and DPO7OE2 Optical Probes) for 200G and 400G PAM4 measurements. Multiple high-speed acquisitions of long pattern …
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Finding the right filter settings for your optical TDECQ and NRZ measurements can be a pain on conventional solutions. With the new real-time O to E’s (DPO7OE Series) from Tektronix changing the …
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See 100G/400G Real-Time and Equivalent Time oscilloscope solutions that enable seamless transition across your workflow. From product R&D and debug to design validation and production test – see …
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Watch our highlights overview of OFC 2017! This year we demonstrated the industry’s only optical modulation analysis software supporting multi-OMA systems, next generation in optical signaling …
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This video highlights the benefits of using the DPO70000SX real time oscilloscope-based system for 400G optical/electrical PAM-4 debug and analysis.
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See a demonstration test system for the next generation of optical signaling, 56Gbaud Ethernet (IEEE 802.3bs, 802.3cd), including PAM-4 TDECQ measurement capability.
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At this booth, we're demonstrating our DS8300 Digital Sampling Oscilloscope including new PAM4 software modules. 
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At OFC 2018 it’s not just about speed but also interoperability both between standards and among equipment vendors. Here Tek’s Pavel Zivny showcases a demonstration system with a Tektronix DSA8300 …
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Find out how new PAM4 software updates including full noise decomposition enable you to ensure your designs comply with the latest changes in compliance standards. 
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In this video you will learn how easy it is to recover a clock on an optical PAM4 signal and display an eye. The DPO7OE1 and DPO7OE2 is the perfect solution for optical high-speed measurement …
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In this video we look at a topic that is becoming increasingly important in the high-speed serial industry—how to perform embedded measurements at the IC or PCB level using probes.
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PAM4 Electrical Webinar
The accelerated development of 400G Ethernet technology is driving new requirements through the test community as it relates to measuring electrical PAM4 systems. This presentation will review PAM4 …
New Technologies for Probing Low Power Circuits Webinar
As designs for mobile devices and computers use lower power circuits in their design, validation testing and debug become more challenging. Board and component density increase leaving little space …
Characterizing Coherent Optical Systems Webinar
Learn about the coherent modulation being considered for 400G networks, the key building blocks of a coherent test system, how to optimize measurement accuracy and the benefits of customizable …
NBASET and IEEE8023bz Technology and Measurements
The rapid growth of ever-more powerful mobile devices, and the adoption of new wireless technologies such as 802.11ac, has enterprise networks struggling to keep pace. To meet these rising bandwidth …