Agilent announces an 8X Fiber Channel measurement capability, using the 86105C high-sensitivity, broad-wavelength multi-rate optical module and 83496A multi-rate clock recovery module for the 86100C Infiniium digital communications analyzer (DCA-J). The combination provides test-system flexibility and coverage for new rates as they emerge. In addition, the 83496A's wideband compliant clock recovery allows designers to perform standards-compliant measurement from the start. The 86105C can test all Fiber Channel devices or all common data rates from 155 Mb/s to 11.3 Gb/s over all wavelengths from 750 to 1650 nm. This ability provides nearly instantaneous transition to a new measurement setup when different products must be tested. The 83496A can function as a Golden PLL by setting the loop bandwidth to the exact value required for any data rate within its operating range. Its wideband compliant clock recovery makes the 83496A suitable for jitter compliance tests across a range of industry standards.
Agilent Technologies, Inc.