The Keysight Technologies Inc. M8040A is a highly integrated BERT for physical layer characterization and compliance testing. With support for pulse amplitude modulation 4-level, 3-level (PAM4, PAM3) and non-return-to-zero (NRZ) signals, and symbol rates up to 64 Gbaud (corresponds to 128 Gbit/s) it can be used for testing devices designed for 400/ 200 GbE, OIF CEI-56G and CEI-112G, PCIe ®32/16/8/5 GT/s, Thunderbolt 3 and USB. The M8040A BERT´s true error analysis provides repeatable and accurate results, optimizing the performance margins of your devices.
The M8040A is designed for R&D and test engineers who characterize chips, devices, transceiver modules and sub-components, boards and systems with serial I/O ports operating with data rates up to 32 Gbaud and 64 Gbaud in the server, computing, data center and communications industry.
The M8040A can be used for receiver (input) testing for many popular interconnect standards that use PAM4 and NRZ data formats, such as: PCIe 5, TBT3, 400 GbE, 50/100/200/400/800 GbE, OIF CEI-56G and CEI-112G, 64G/112G Fibre Channel, Infiniband-HDR and proprietary interfaces for chip-to-chip, chip-to-module, backplanes, repeaters and active optical cables.