Tektronix enhances optical modulation analysis solution

The enhanced OM4000 will enable the company to give optical networking designers and manufacturers greater flexibility in choosing between real-time and equivalent-time acquisition systems to suit their measurement needs. Tektronix is the only supplier of optical modulation systems to offer a single modulation analyzer that works with both real-time and equivalent-time (sampling) oscilloscopes.

The OM4000 paired with the DSA8300 is suitable for network equipment manufacturers and designers who require higher vertical resolution than what can be accomplished with real-time oscilloscopes, or who are looking to lower overall system costs. 

Key capabilities provided by the DSA8300 in this application include: 16-bit vertical resolution and 450µV RMS noise floor at 60 GHz for added dynamic range and accuracy; up to 60 GHz bandwidth on four channels to help future-proof the system for next generation baud rates and timing jitter as low as 450fs RMS to enable visibility into real signal performance.

“As the worldwide demand for bandwidth continues to grow at a rapid pace, our customers are being asked to find ways to increase the efficiency, data rates and reliability of optical network equipment while at the same time reducing cost,” said Brian Reich, general manager, Performance Oscilloscopes, Tektronix.

OM4000 support for the DSA8300 oscilloscope is available for order now, with delivery starting in June.


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