Tektronix unveils the DPO7OE1 calibrated optical probe and analysis software for use with real-time oscilloscopes (RTOs) that are optical reference receiver (ORR) compliant for 28-GBaud PAM4 applications and support IEEE/OIF-CEI compliance measurements. The pair complements Tektronix’ optical PAM4 analysis tools for sampling oscilloscopes, giving designers teams comprehensive and efficient test tools for all stages of optical transmitter workflow. Based on real-time oscilloscopes such as the DPO70000SX, the offering adds powerful debug capabilities, including software clock recovery for PAM4 and NRZ, triggering, error detection, and capture time correlated or contiguous record of a signal.
The DPO7OE1 probe and software package features a 33-GHz optical bandwidth for 28-Gbaud PAM4 debug applications and can also be used for legacy NRZ applications. Analysis packages support standard optical measurements including ER, AOP, OMA, eye height and eye width, as well as PAM4 IEEE and OIF-CEI standard specific measurements including TDECQ.