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Solution for evaluating optical modules and AOC used by video transmission equipment, such as specialist cameras

Evaluation video device

Hi-definition video technologies commonly used by terrestrial digital broadcast cameras and TVs are also used by security monitoring cameras, medical imaging equipment, Factory Automation system, on-board communication equipment , etc.
High-speed serial interfaces, such as HD-SDI, 3G-SDI, etc., are used by this equipment to transmit uncompressed video signals to external equipment such as video recorders. Additionally, fast transmission of hi-definition video both between and within equipment requires high-quality transmission methods less of bit errors.
The currently highest-definition 4K ultra-HD video technology (Super Vision) as well as the next-generation 8K ultra-HD now in development require even faster and higher-quality transmission methods to transmit uncompressed hi-definition video data.
Rather than using electrical interfaces for these types of hi-definition transmissions between and within equipment, new transmission methods using optical interfaces are being investigated. In particular, optical fibers using optical transceivers, such as SFP and SFP+ modules, are being examined for transmissions between equipment, while transmission methods using Active Optical Cable (AOC) are being examined for transmissions within equipment. Evaluation of optical transceivers and AOC to assure transmission quality requires BER measurements, Eye Pattern analyses, and Eye Mask Margin evaluation.

With a built-in BERT and sampling oscilloscope, the BERTWave MP2100B is the ideal, low-cost measurement solution for evaluating both the characteristics of optical transceivers and AOC, as well as transmission-path quality.

Evaluating of Optical Transceiver

Video device – Optical Transceiver Evaluation

Evaluating of transmission (Active Optical Cable [AOC])

Video device – AOC Evaluation
Required Equipment Pulse Pattern Generator (PPG), Sampling Oscilloscope
Measurements Eye Pattern, Eye Mask Margin, Jitter

The all-in-one compact MP2100B supports BER measurements of 125 Mbit/s to 12.5 Gbit/s signals, as well as Eye Pattern and Margin measurements and Jitter component analysis of 100 Mbit/s to 12.5 Gbit/s signals.

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