Tektronix has developed two new optical sampling oscilloscope modules targeting 10Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) applications.
The new 80C08C and 80C11 Optical Sampling Modules for the Tektronix CSA8000 Series communications signal analysers meet the full range of 10GbE measurement needs – all LAN and WAN (wide area network) standards (including emerging 10GbE FEC), all fibre types, masks, wavelengths, and clock rates.
The 80C08C optical module sports an amplified optical-to-electrical (O/E) converter that allows users to examine low-power optical signals from the directly-modulated lasers used in 10GbE LAN technologies. The module’s accuracy supports narrow measurement margins in production testing, maximising yield. The 80C08C is a broad-wavelength (700 to 1650 nm), multi-rate (9.953 Gb/s to 11.0957 Gb/s), single- and multi-mode tool that is suitable for 10 Gb/s datacomm applications as well as telecom.
The 80C11, on the other hand, is a long-wavelength (1100 to 1650 nm) product with an optical bandwidth up to 30 GHz. It is suited for 10 Gb/s G.709 telecom optical component testing and characterisation, particularly those designs based on externally-modulated lasers.