Agilent Technologies (Santa Clara, CA) has introduced the N4917A optical receiver stress test set to provide repeatable conformance and characterization test results. The design allows users to accurately characterize and verify standard conformance of receiver optical subassemblies and transceiver modules operating up to 12.5 Gb/s. The test set provides the calibrated injection of optical modulation amplitude (OMA), extinction ratio (ER), and vertical eye closure penalty (VECP) through automation software controls.

The set consists of the N4917A calibration and automation software; the 81490A reference transmitter for 1310 nm and 1550 nm single-mode wavelengths; the 81495A reference receiver; accessory kits for 10 Gb Ethernet 10GBase-LR, -ER and 10 G Fibre Channel testing; the J-BERT N4903A high-performance serial BERT; and the 86100C Infiniium DCA-J.

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