BERT & Extension Modules

Bit Error Rate Tester (BERT) for OC-768, 100GbE, 400G

SHF bit pattern generators (BPG) and error analyzers (EA) form a future-proof bit error rate tester (BERT) which supports 100 Gigabit Ethernet developments based on multiple 28/32 Gbps and 56/64 Gbps channels for 40/43 Gbps (OC-768), 28 Gbps CEI, Infiniband, Fiber channels as well as parallel channel data-com. The SHF 12104 A and SHF 11104 A are worldwide the first BPG and EA delivering a speed of more than 60 Gbps per channel!

Going even further (100 Gbps serial and 60 GBaud arbitrary waveform generation)

Our BPGs operate hand in hand with our high speed digital modules. Connecting the SHF 12104 A BPG to a SHF 603 A Multiplexer raises the serial data rate to ≥ 120 Gbps. A PAM-4 or PAM-8 source is formed by attaching one of our DAC modules. The programming capabilities together with the channel synchronization render the BPG + DAC combination to be a full “remote head” AWG (Arbitrary Waveform Generator) at a speed of up to 60 GSymbols/s.

All also available in optical domain

Our optical transmitters allow the generation of optical signals of up to 256 Gbps. In addition to the well-known ASK format (also known as OOK), we also produce instruments for the generation of DPSK, DQPSK, DP-QPSK and QAM signals.

Two form factors

For applications where speed, signal quality and flexibility are the key factors, SHF’s plug-in modules to be hosted by a mainframe are the right choice. The mainframe is controlled over an Ethernet connection by an external computer.
SHF’s compact bench-top series provide a high performance signal generation solution to the cost-sensitive industry. The minimal power consumption and the light weight make it perfectly suited e.g. for on-wafer tests.

Pattern Generator (BPG) and Error Analyzer (EA)

P/N Type Form Factor 32/33G Channels 60/64G Channels Datasheet
SHF 12104 A BPG Plug-In 0, 2, 4 or 8 0, 1, 2 or 4
SHF 12124 A BPG Bench-Top 2
SHF 11104 A EA Plug-In 0, 2, 4 or 8 0, 1, 2 or 4
SHF 11125 A EA Bench-Top 2

Optical Transmitter up to 256 Gbps (OC-768, 100GbE)

P/N Modulation Formats Form Factor Data Rate Range in Gbps Datasheet
SHF 46120 A ASK Bench-Top 2 to 44
SHF 46213 D QPSK
QAM
Plug-In 10 to 64 (QPSK)
20 to 128 (QAM)
SHF 46215 B DP-QPSK
DP-QAM
Plug-In 20 to 132 (DP-QPSK)
40 to 264 (DP-QAM)

Optical Receiver & Clock Recovery for ASK, DPSK

P/N Type Form Factor Data Rate Range in Gbps Datasheet
SHF 11120 C Electrical Clock Recovery Bench-Top 39.8 to 43.1
SHF 11121 A Clock Recovery with Optical Front End Bench-Top 39.8 to 43.1
SHF 11123 A Electrical Clock Recovery Bench-Top 19 to 26 (CR25)
25 to 32 (CR28)
SHF 11124 A Clock Recovery with Optical Front End Bench-Top 19 to 26 (CR25)
25 to 32 (CR28)
SHF 41211 A Electrical Clock Recovery (CR25 / CR28)
Optical Receiver w. single ended output (OE)
Plug-In 19 to 26 (CR25)
25 to 32 (CR28)
up to 50 (OE)
SHF 41211 C Electrical Clock Recovery (CR25 / CR28)
Optical Receiver w. differential output (OE)
Plug-In 19 to 26 (CR25)
25 to 32 (CR28)
up to 32 (OE)
SHF 41210 B Electrical Clock Recovery (CR)
Optical Receiver w. single ended output (OE)
Plug-In 39.8 to 43.1 (CR)
up to 50 (OE)
SHF 47210 A DPSK Receiver w. single ended output Plug-In 39.8 to 43
SHF 47211 A DPSK Receiver w. single ended output Plug-In 9.9 to 10,8
SHF 47211 C DPSK Receiver w. differential output Plug-In 9.9 to 10,8
SHF 47213 A DPSK Receiver w. single ended output Plug-In 19 to 22
SHF 47213 C DPSK Receiver w. differential output Plug-In 19 to 22
SHF 47215 A DPSK Receiver w. single ended output Plug-In 26 to 30
SHF 47215 C DPSK Receiver w. differential output Plug-In 26 to 30
SHF 47214 A DPSK Receiver w. single ended output Plug-In 48 to 55

Miscellaneous (Signal Generator, Amplifier)

P/N Type Form Factor Operational Range Datasheet
SHF 58211 A Dual Amplifier Plug-In up to 50 Gbps
SHF 58214 A Multi-Channel Amplifier Plug-In up to 33 Gbps
SHF 78120 B Synthesized Signal Generator Bench-Top 0.625 GHz to 38 GHz
SHF 78210 D Synthesized Signal Generator Plug-In 0.625 GHz to 38 GHz

Mainframes (to host the Plug-In Modules above)

P/N Type To host up to Datasheet
SHF 10001 B Small Mainframe Either four half-width plug-ins,
or one full-width plug-in and two half-width plug-ins
SHF 10000 C Large Mainframe Up to two full-width plug-ins (EA or BPG) and
up to four half-width plug-ins (e.g. optical Tx)