Keysight (Agilent) Technologies N4906B BERT, Arb/Pattern Generators


Serial BERT

Serial BERT
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The N4906B Serial BERT is a general-purpose bit error ratio tester designed for testing high-speed digital communication components and systems. It is ideal for cost-effective manufacturing and telecom device testing.

The N4906B is offered in a 3.6 Gb/s (option 003) and a 12.5 Gb/s (option 012) version. Both consist of a pattern generator and error detector with excellent price/performance ratio.

The 12.5 Gb/s error detector can be configured with CDR (option 102) to test clock less interfaces and with true differential inputs (option 101) to test LVDS and other differential interfaces. The 3.6 Gb/s analyzer is equipped with true differential inputs.

An enhanced measurement suite (opt. 101) provides powerful signal analysis capabilities such as BERT Scan with total jitter and RJ/DJ separation, Fast Total Jitter, Spectral Decomposition, Eye Contour, error location capture and output level measurements.

The compact size of the N4906B saves rack space. LAN, USB and GPIB interfaces allow smooth integration into automated test environments.

For bench users the N4906B Serial BERT offers an intuitive user interface with state-of-the-art Windows-XP based color touch-screen.

Key Specification

  • 3.6 Gb/s or 12.5 Gb/s pattern generator and error detector
  • Fast Eye Mask Measurement for pass/fail testing (option 101)
  • Enhanced measurement suite (option 101)
  • Excellent precision and sensitivity for accurate measurements
  • Fast bit synchronization on bursted pattern
  • Intuitive user interface, state-of-the-art Windows XP color touch screen
  • Small form factor to save bench and rack space
  • Compatibility with existing remote commands, e.g. Agilent 71612, 86130A series and N4900 series

N4906B OPTIONS (27)
8121-1226 Power Cord Cable Assembly - Europe and South Korea C13, 10A, 250V
N4900A-900 Power Cord - United Kingdom
N4900A-901 Power Cord - Australia and New Zealand
N4900A-902 Power Cord - Continental Europe
N4900A-903 Power Cord - United States and Canada (120V)
N4900A-906 Power Cord Switzerland
N4900A-912 Power Cord - Denmark
N4900A-917 Power cord - India
N4900A-918 Power Cord - Japan
N4900A-919 Power Cord - Israel
N4900A-920 Power Cord - Argentina
N4900A-921 Power Cord - Chile
N4900A-922 Power Cord - China
N4900A-927 Power cord - Thailand
N4906B-003 150 Mb/s - 3.6 Gb/s Pattern Generator and Error Detector
N4906B-012 9.5 Gb/s - 12.5 Gb/s Pattern Generator and Error Detector
N4906B-101 True differential input, fast eye measurement and measurement suite
N4906B-102 CDR and extended frequency range 150Mb/s - 12.5 Gb/s
N4906B-K101 Kit-shipping for Opt.101
N4910A Cable Kit: 2.4mm matched cable pair for Parbert 13.5 Gb/s
N4911A-002 Adapter 3.5 mm female to 2.4 mm male
N4915A-001 47 ps transition time converter 7.46 GHz bandwith
PS-S10 Remote scheduled productivity assistance. Select 1 to 999 hours.
PS-S20 Startup assistance
R-50C-011-3 Calibration Assurance Plan - Return to Keysight - 3 years
R-50C-011-5 Calibration Assurance Plan - Return to Keysight - 5 years
R-51B-001-5Z Warranty Assurance Plan - Return to Keysight - 5 years
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