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Accessories and supplementary products for BERTs and Pulse Pattern Generators

Agilent provides a wide range of accessories for high-speed signal measurements. The following assortment has been especially selected for use with 81250 ParBERT, N4900 Serial BERT Series N496x BERTs, data generators, and pulse pattern generators.
 

Adapter / Termination / Attenuator
Part Number Description Bandwidth
N4911A-002 Adapter 3.5 mm (f) to 2.4 mm (m), dc to 26.5 GHz tt ≥ 15 ps
11901D Adapter 2.4 mm (f) to 3.5 mm (m), dc to 26.5 GHz tt ≥ 15 ps
15440A Adapter 4x SMA (m) to I/O adapter tt ≥ 1 ns
N4912A Termination 2.4 mm (m), 50 Ω -
1250-2206 Termination 3.5 mm (m), 50 Ω -
  8490D-003 Attenuator 2.4 mm (m) to 2.4 mm (f), 3dB, dc to 50 GHz tt ≥ 8 ps
  8490D-006 Attenuator 2.4 mm (m) to 2.4 mm (f), 6dB, dc to 50 GHz tt ≥ 8 ps
  8490D-010 Attenuator 2.4 mm (m) to 2.4 mm (f), 10dB, dc to 50 GHz tt ≥ 8 ps
  8490D-020 Attenuator 2.4 mm (m) to 2.4 mm (f), 20dB, dc to 50 GHz tt ≥ 8 ps
  8493C-003 Attenuator 3.5 mm (m) to 3.5 mm (f), 3dB, dc to 26.5 GHz tt ≥ 15 ps
  8493C-006 Attenuator 3.5 mm (m) to 3.5 mm (f), 6dB, dc to 26.5 GHz tt ≥ 15 ps
  8493C-010 Attenuator 3.5 mm (m) to 3.5 mm (f), 10dB, dc to 26.5 GHz tt ≥ 15 ps
  8493C-020 Attenuator 3.5 mm (m) to 3.5 mm (f), 20dB, dc to 26.5 GHz tt ≥ 15 ps
  8493A-003 Attenuator SMA (m) to SMA (f), 3dB, dc to 12.4 GHz tt ≥ 30 ps
  8493A-006 Attenuator SMA (m) to SMA (f), 6dB, dc to 12.4 GHz tt ≥ 30 ps
  8493A-010 Attenuator SMA (m) to SMA (f), 10dB, dc to 12.4 GHz tt ≥ 30 ps
  8493A-020 Attenuator SMA (m) to SMA (f), 20dB, dc to 12.4 GHz tt ≥ 30 ps

 

Transition Time Converter
Part Number Description
N4915A-001 47 ps, 2.4 mm (m) to 2.4 mm (f)
  15435A 150 ps, 3 dB point 2.1 GHz, SMA (m) to SMA (f)
  15432B 250 ps, 3 dB point 1.3 GHz, SMA (m) to SMA (f)
  15433B 500 ps, 3 dB point 640 MHz, SMA (m) to SMA (f)
  15434B 1000 ps, 3 dB point 370 MHz, SMA (m) to SMA (f)
  15438A 2000 ps, 3 dB point 190 MHz, SMA (m) to SMA (f)

 

Cable kits
Part Number Description Bandwidth
N4915A-002 cable kit, 2.4 mm (m) to 2.4 mm (m) for Interference ports of N4903A-J20 40 GHz
N4915A-003 2.4 mm to SMA  semi-rigid cable for N490x Clock OUT to Clock IN 18 GHz
N4915A-004 2.4 mm (m) to 2.4 mm (m) cable for connecting N4916A 18 GHz
N4910A 2.4 mm (m) to 2.4 mm (m) matched cable pair, ± 1.5 ps , 0.61 m tt ≥ 15 ps
N4870A 1.85 mm (m) to 1.85 mm (m) matched cable pair, ± 1.5 ps , 0.61 m tt ≥ 15 ps
15441A 10x SMA (m) to SCI connector tt ≥ 500 ps
15442A 4x SMA (m) to SMA (m) tt ≥ 100 ps
15443A SMA (m) to SMA (m) matched cable pair, ± 25 ps , 1 m tt ≥ 100 ps
N4871A 3.5 mm (m) to 3.5 mm (m) matched cable pair, ± 50 ps , 1 m tt ≥ 50 ps
N4869A 3 cables with phase adjuster for ParBERT N4868A booster module tt ≥ 50 ps
15448A 4x SMA (m) to 2x pogo adapter N/A
N4915A-008 Short cable kit 2.4 mm (f) to 2.4 mm (f) for Interference ports of N4903B-J20  40 GHz
N4915A-009 Clock cable, 2.4 mm to SMA, semi-rigid cable for N4903B Clock OUT to Clock IN  18 GHz
N4915A-010 Matched cable pair for connecting N4916B; 1x 2.4mm to SMA (for data), 1x SMA-SMA (for clock, 167 ps longer) 18 GHz
N4915A-011 Matched cable kit for connecting N4876A Multiplexer with J-BERT N4903B; 2 x 2.4 mm - SMA for data, 1x SMA-SMA for clock 18 GHz
N4915A-012 Short matched cable pair for external channel addition 2.4 mm, +/- 10 ps, length 0.18 m (two pairs are needed to add differential signals) 40 GHz
N4915A-016 Cable kit for connecting N4877A CDR and demux to N4900 series BERT error detector: 1x SMA(m) to SMA (m) for clock, 1x SMA (m) to 2.4 mm (m) for data  
N4915A-017 Cable kit for connecting N4877A CDR and demux to N4900 series BERT error detector: 1x SMA(m) to SMA (m) for clock to ,1x matched pair 2.4 mm (m) to 2.4 mm (m) for data from pick-of (N4915A-015) outputs to Error detector inputs  

 

ISI channels
Part Number Description Bandwidth
N4915A-006 DisplayPort ISI generator 1.62 Gb/s (RBR), 2.7 Gb/s (HBR)
N4915-60001 SATA ISI channel 1.5 Gb/s, 3.0 Gb/s, 6.0 Gb/s
N4915A-014 PCIe 3.0 Calibration Channels (long and short) with internal couplers for adding sinusoidal interference 8 GT/s

 

Multiplexer/ Demultiplexer
Part Number Description Max bit rate
N4876A Multiplexer 2:1 28.4 Gb/s
N4877A Clock recovery and Demultiplexer 1:2 Up to 32 Gb/s
N4983A-D40 Demultiplexer 4:1 40 Gb/s
N4983A-M40 Multiplexer 4:1 40 Gb/s
N4968A Clock and data demultiplexer 40 Gb/s
M8061A Multiplexer 2:1 with de-emphasis 28.4 Gb/s

 

Optical reference transmitter/receiver
Part Number Description Bandwidth
N4917A Optical receiver stress test set up to 14.2 Gb/s
81490A Reference transmitter 850 nm multimode or 1310/1550 nm single mode fiber up to 14.2 Gb/s
81495A Optical reference receiver, 750 nm to 1650 nm , single mode fiber 9 GHz analog bandwidth

 

System Amplifier
Part Number Description Bandwidth/bit rate
N4985A Amplifier Up to 50 GHz

 

Other
Part Number Description Bandwidth
 N4915A-005 Serial Bus Switch up to 6.5 Gb/s
N4916B 4-tap de-emphasis signal converter with clock multiplier (opt.001) Up to 14.2 Gb/s (12.5 Gb/s for clk multiplier)
11997B 3x 3.5 mm (f) power splitter, dc to 26.5 GHz operation tt ≥ 15 ps
11636B 3x 3.5 mm (f) power divider, dc to 26.5 GHz operation tt ≥ 15 ps
  11636C 3x 2.4 mm (f) power divider, dc to 50 GHz operation 50 GHz
  15431A Filter set for PCI Express 2.0 testing with 81150A 2.5 Gb/s
  87406B Matrix Switches tt ≥ 20 ps

  N4880A

Reference Clock Multiplier 19.2 MHz, 26 to 52 MHz, 100 MHz ref. clocks
N4915A-015 High-bandwidth pick-off kit for use with N4877A (mounted directly to N4877A data inputs). Consists of: 1x matched pair of pick-offs14 dB/ 2dB, 2.4 mm (m) to 3.5 mm (f) and 2.4 m (f) ,2x adapter 2.4 mm (f) to 2.4 mm (f)(m), 2x adapter 3.5mm (m) to 2.4 mm (m) TBD
N4963A Clock synthesizer 13.5 GHz 13 GHz
N4972A Clock synthesizer 16 GHz 16 GHz
N4984A Clock divider by 1/2/4/8 20/40 GHz
  • M8061A Multiplexer 2:1 With De-Emphasis 28 Gb/s M8061A Multiplexer 2:1 With De-Emphasis 28 Gb/s 

    M8061A Multiplexer 2:1 With De-Emphasis 28 Gb/s

    • 28 Gb/s Multiplexer 2:1
    • Extends data rate of J-BERT N4903B pattern generator up to 28.4 Gb/s
    • Optional de-emphasis up to 8 taps
    • 2-slot AXI module
    • Control from J-BERT user interface via USB

  • N4880A Reference Clock Multiplier N4880A Reference Clock Multiplier 

    N4880A Reference Clock Multiplier

    Accurate and simplified receiver testing for PCI Express, MIPI M-PHY and SD UHS-II

  • N4916B De-emphasis Signal Converter with Optional Clock Multiplier N4916B De-emphasis Signal Converter with Optional Clock Multiplier 

    N4916B De-emphasis Signal Converter with Optional Clock Multiplier

    • Supports data rates from 660 Mb/s to 14.2 Gb/s
    • Tolerates non-balanced patterns
    • Adjustable de-emphasis
    • Transparent to jitter
    • Programmable via J-BERT N4903B or stand-alone

  • N4963A Clock Synthesizer 13.5 GHz N4963A Clock Synthesizer 13.5 GHz 

    N4963A Clock Synthesizer 13.5 GHz

    • 500 MHz to 13.5 GHz operation
    • Six differential square-wave clock outputs
    • Controllable using the N4980A through GPIB
    • Programmable output parameters through GPIB

  • N4968A Clock and Data Demultiplexer 44 Gb/s N4968A Clock and Data Demultiplexer 44 Gb/s 

    N4968A Clock and Data Demultiplexer 44 Gb/s

    • Operation from 3.5 to 44 Gb/s
    • Demux-by-2 or demux-by-4
    • Integrated phase shifter for high-speed clock and data alignment

  • N4983A Multiplexer and Demultiplexer N4983A Multiplexer and Demultiplexer 

    N4983A Multiplexer and Demultiplexer

    • N4983A-M40 4:1 multiplexer operating from 2 to 44 Gb/s
    • N4983A-D40 1:4 demultiplexer operating from 2.6 to 44 Gb/s
    • Low power consumption
    • Low output jitter

  • N4984A Clock Divider N4984A Clock Divider 

    N4984A Clock Divider

    • N4984A-020 operates from 0.2 to 20 GHz
    • N4984A-040 operates from 0.2 to 40 GHz
    • Divide by 1/2/4/8 (N4984A-020)
    • Divide by 2/4/8 (N4984A-040)

Bit Error Ratio Test (BERT) Solutions [Discontinued]
Product information and resources for discontinued bit error ratio testers and accessories.