Beaverton, Ore. Tektronix, Inc. has introduced an end-to-end high-speed serial data analysis software package with test capabilities extending from a transmitter to a receiver and including the connecting channel. The 80SJNB Advanced software runs on the Tektronix DSA8200 digital serial analyzer.
The 80SJNB Advanced software combined with the DSA8200 platform's TDR/TDT and S-Parameter support through iConnect software provides engineers with the first complete Serial Data Link Analysis (SDLA) package to ensure a readable signal reaches the receiver, according to Tektronix. The complete SDLA offering provides the fundamental measurements needed to validate compliance of high-speed serial standards such as 10 GbE Ethernet, PCI-Express and SATA.
The 80SJNB Advanced software includes feed-forward and decision feedback equalization (FFE and DFE) for a virtual view of the signal as it appears at the comparator inside the receiver. Emulation of the interconnect channel enables testing the transmitter performance against multiple interconnects. Support for fixture de-embedding facilitates virtual probing at inaccessible points.
With the 80SJNB Advanced software, design engineers can compare different transmitter-to-channel-to-equalizer combinations, which results in improved design and verification. The waveform and the eye diagram are viewable at any point, and are available for a complete jitter, noise and BER analysis.
Pricing: The U.S. MSRP for the 80SJNB is $15,800 when ordered with a DSA8200. Existing customers of 80SJNB software can download 80SJNB Essentials from www.tek.com free of charge, or can upgrade to 80SJNB Advanced for $4,900 U.S. MSRP.
Availability: 80SJNB Advanced software is available with a new DSA8200 or as an upgrade if a customer has already purchased 80SJNB or 80SJNB Essentials.
Product information: 80SJNB