Keysight offers a 112G serial interface compliance test platform for transceiver designs up to 800G

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) now offers what it claims is the premier compliance testing platform for validating compliance with 112G series data center interface standards. The test platform, which combines multiple instruments and software, is expected to help developers of optical transceivers based on 100G serial lanes, including 800G devices.

The platform will verify both the transmitter (TX) and receiver (RX) of designs that support 100 Gbps or more, Keysight says. The combination of test instruments includes:

The platform also operates automated test software to verify receiver and transmitter compliance, including:

  • receiver compliant with IEEE 802.3ck (M8091CKPA) specifications
  • transmitter conforming to IEEE 802.3ck specifications (N1091CKCA and D90103CKC)
  • Transmitter compliant with OIF-CEI-112G PAM4 specifications (N109212CA and D9050CEIC).

The hardware and software will allow technicians to perform flexible, accurate, and repeatable testing in a variety of implementation scenarios and test cases, Keysight claims. Applicable scenarios include, including chip-to-chip, chip-to-module, wired, and backplane interfaces.

“Keysight’s contributions to industry standards bodies are advancing the science of large-scale network measurements and design validation solutions for 100 Gbps technology,” said Dr. Joachim Peerlings, Vice President network and data center solutions at Keysight Technologies. “We are leveraging knowledge gained from working with key ecosystem stakeholders to create tools for physical layer interoperability and compliance testing. These tools accelerate design and development from electrical simulation to early validation of silicon and systems.

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