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N4901B Serial BERT 13.5 Gb/s

Product Status: Obsolete | No Longer Supported
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Key Features & Specifications

  • Frequency Range: 150Mb/s - 13.5 Gb/s
  • True differential data generation and analysis
  • Superior pulse performance
  • Jitter modulation capability: 200ps, DC to 1 GHz
  • Low intrinsic Jitter: < 1ps RMS TYP.
  • Transition Time (10%-90%)s: < 25ps
  • Integrated CDR: operates in data rate ranges form 1.0- 1.6 Gb/s 2.11 - 3.20 Gb/s, 4.23 - 6.40 Gb/s and 9.9 - 10.9 Gb/s
  • Input Sensitivity: <50mV pp

Description

EDN Innovation Awards

The new N4901B Serial BERT 13.5 Gb/s covers frequency ranges from 150 Mb/s to 13.5 Gb/s providing unmatched signal integrity and analysis capabilities.

The N4901B is the industry-first serial BERT product to provide built-in true differential inputs/outputs, clock data recovery (CDR), enhanced jitter capabilities and unrivalled analysis and measurement functionalities for both present and future test needs.

Best in Test Logo

With its broad frequency range and new features, the N4901B Serial BERT 13.5 Gb/s sets a new standard for serial BER test equipment in the 10 Gb/s domain. The instrument´s unique new capabilities and its ability to address a broad range of applications and technologies in the semiconductor and communication industry will help customers to protect investment made in measurement instrumentation.

The new N4901B Serial BERT 13.5 Gb/s provides comprehensive new software. The new "Measurement Suite" offers measurement and analysis features such as bathtub curve, output level, Q-factor, spectral jitter decomposition, fast eye mask, error location capture, etc.

The System is operating with a wider data range from 150 Mb/s to 13.5Gb/s.

4 CDR ranges are implemented at 1 Gb/s, 3 Gb/s, 6 Gb/s and 10 Gb/. Also, the loop bandwidth at each CDR range was expanded.

Furthermore with version B, customers can start with 7 Gb/s and upgrade to 13.5 Gb/s. More details are available in the new technical data sheets for BERT systems.


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Upgrade to Error Detector: will be possible until Feb 2007

Recommended Replacement Products:

  • N4903A, option C13 High-Performance Serial BERT 12.5 Gb/s J-BERT High-Performance Serial BERT
  • 81142A 13 GHz Serial Pulse/Pattern Generator High-Speed Serial Pulse Data Generators, 7 and 13 GHz
  • Frequency Range: 150Mb/s - 13.5 Gb/s
  • True differential data generation and analysis
  • Superior pulse performance
  • Jitter modulation capability: 200ps, DC to 1 GHz
  • Low intrinsic Jitter: < 1ps RMS TYP.
  • Transition Time (10%-90%)s: < 25ps
  • Integrated CDR: operates in data rate ranges form 1.0- 1.6 Gb/s 2.11 - 3.20 Gb/s, 4.23 - 6.40 Gb/s and 9.9 - 10.9 Gb/s
  • Input Sensitivity: <50mV pp
  • Intuitive Windows XP user interface: easy-to-use, easy-to-learn
  • "Measuring Suite", which offers comprehensive measurement and analysis features
  • Expandable software platform, which allows adding new software pieces in the future addressing upcoming trends and applications.