FREMONT, CA â€šÃ¢â‚¬â€œ Elma Bustronic has announced a new 16-channel version of its SerDes Test Modules for VPX systems. The modules allow testing and pre-emphasis of the SerDes signals to ensure signal performance of the system.
The 16-channel SerDes modules are designed to plug into VPX backplanes and directly test the channel compliance. They can be used to test VPX switch and node cards and/or the backplane channels without requiring external equipment or special test fixtures. The modules provide a quick and efficient look at the â€šÃ¢â‚¬Å“vital signsâ€šÃ¢â‚¬Â of the signals in the VPX system.
The Bustronic SerDes test modules also allow pre-emphasis tuning of VPX cards. The modules allow the user to measure the initial performance of the VPX boards and fine-tune them for optimum performance. Plugging directly into the backplane/chassis, the modules allow quick and easy characterization of the signals and eliminate the need for SMA connectors, cables, and capital-intensive measurement hardware. With a USB connection to a laptop or desktop computer, it is easy to create Eye Diagrams, measure Bit Error Rates (BER) and jitter, and more. Plus, the module kit includes software with a simple GUI interface. Within minutes, the user can plug the cards into the test chassis, connect the USB cable to a laptop, download the GUI software and begin measurements.
Bustronic can also provide SerDes test modules in other architectures and form factors, including ATCA, VXS, and MicroTCA.
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