Keysight Technologies, Inc. announced the new N7005A optical-to-electrical converter designed for use with Keysight's Infiniium UXR-series of high performance real-time oscilloscopes. This solution provides real-time analysis and debug capabilities on up to 4 channels simultaneously, offering designers new testing methodologies.
As demand for IoT-based applications, HD streaming, cloud services and 5G continues to increase, the need for higher data throughput communication and more efficient test solutions in the optical domain steadily grows as well. 400G with PAM4 signaling is more complicated than 100G with non-return-to-zero (NRZ) modulation and significantly increases the required time for design validation, debug and troubleshooting cycles.
Keysight's real-time, oscilloscope-based optical measurement tools offer unique capabilities that address these measurement challenges as well as debug and troubleshoot an optical product design, typically in the R&D design phase.
Keysight's N7005A, which offers up to 60 GHz of optical measurement performance (O/E), used in conjunction with the company's 70 GHz Infiniium UXR oscilloscope, offers designers end-to-end debugging capabilities that reduce time needed to debug, while simplifying overall workflow results. It also enables engineers to take advantage of the PAM4 optical measurement and deep analysis capabilities such as TDECQ (transmitter and dispersion eye closure quaternary) measurement provided by the new FlexDCA sampling oscilloscope software feature called FlexRT.