CA9806 4 Channel 1 ~ 15 Gb/s Bit Error Rate Tester User Manual

CA9806 4 Channel 1 ~ 15 Gb/s Bit Error Rate Tester
User Manual
(V1.00) (draft)
Nov., 2014
CA9806 4 CH 1 ~ 15 Gbps Bit Error Rate Tester User Manual V1.00
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Limitation of Warranty
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Storage and Shipment
The instrument can be stored or shipped at temperatures between -30℃ and +80℃. The
instrument should be protected from temperature extremes that may cause condensation
within it.
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Safety Considerations
WARNING: The instrument is not designed for outdoor use. To prevent potential fire
or shock hazard, do not expose the instrument to rain or other excessive moisture.
The following general safety precautions must be observed during all phases of
operation, service, and repair of this instrument. Failure to comply with these
precautions or with specific warnings elsewhere in this manual violates safety standards
of design, manufacture, and intended use of the instrument. UC Instruments Corp.
assumes no liability for the customer’s failure to comply with these requirements.
Before operation, you should review the instrument and manual for safety markings and
instructions. You must follow these to ensure safe operation and to maintain the
instrument in safe condition.
WARNING: To avoid hazardous electrical shock, do not perform electrical tests
when there are signs of shipping damage to any portion of the outer enclosure (covers,
panels, and so on).
Line Power Connection
WARNING: To avoid the possibility of injury or death, you must observe the
following precautions before switching on the instrument.
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Do not remove protective covers. Operating personnel must not remove instrument
covers. Component replacement and internal adjustments must be made only by
qualified service personnel.
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secured against unintended operation until they can be repaired by qualified service
personnel.
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Defective, damaged, or malfunctioning laser sources must be returned to UC
Instruments Corp. Maintenance Service Center.
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Do not operate the instrument in the presence of flammable gases or fumes.
Operation of any electrical instrument in such an environment constitutes a definite
safety hazard.
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Table of Contents
CA9806 4 CH 1 ~ 15 Gbps Bit Error Rate Tester Mainframe ................................. 5
Specification................................................................................................................ 6
Software Installation ................................................................................................ 10
Application .............................................................................................................. 15
Claims and Repackaging .......................................................................................... 40
Maintenance ............................................................................................................. 41
UC INSTRUMENTS CORP. CONTACT INFORMATION ................................. 41
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CA9806 4 CH 1 ~ 15 Gb/s Bit Error Rate Tester Mainframe
The UC INSTRUEMNTS CA9806 is a high performance, easy to use, all-in-one,
costeffective, 4 CH 1 ~ 15 Gb/s Bit Error-Rate Tester(BERT) for current 40 G
TOSA/ROSA components R&D and manufacturing environments as well as field
installations. The CA9806 incorporates an internal reference clock, a pattern
generator, clock recovery circuits, and a BER analyzer, in one compact module that
provides both electrical and optical interfaces at data rates up to 17 Gb/s per channel.
The CA9806 is offered with an USB interface.
The PPRBS outputs optical NRZ waveform with bit rate within 1 ~ 17 Gbps, with
settable data pattern of 27-1, 29-1, 211-1, 215-1, 223-1, 231-1, 258-1, and fixed 8, 16, 32,
64-bit user-defined pattern. The BERT system is controlled by external computer via a
USB port, with full software support, drivers and programming guide for automation.
Figure 1
CA9806
Mainframe
Features
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Bit rates from 1 ~ 17 Gb/s; 4 Channels
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PRBS 27-1, 29-1, 211-1, 215-1, 223-1, 231-1; 258-1;
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pattern , and 8, 16, 32, 64bit definable
Pre-emphasis output signal functionality
4 CH PPG and 4 CH Error Detector were integrated in one compact mainframe
Computer control via USB
Cost effective solution for production
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Applications
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Testing of optical transceiver modules (CFP2, CFP4, QSFP28 , SFP+,
XFP, X2, Xenpak, XPAK), transponders, linecards, and subsystems
Testing of opto-electronic components and devices (TOSA, ROSA,
lasers, etc…)
Testing of Gb/s ICs, PCBs, electronic modules, subsystems, and
systems
Serial bus and high-speed backplane design
Installation testing and troubleshooting in optical transport networks
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Specification
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Typical Electronics Eye Diagram
1.0 Gb/s
1.25 Gb/s
4.0Gb/s
6.0 Gb/s
10.0Gb/s
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15.0 Gb/s
17.0 Gb/s
Buld-in Eye Diagram Testing Function
8.5 Gb/s Eye Diagram
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10.0 Gb/s Eye Diagram
15.0 Gb/s Eye Diagram
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TX Fix Pattern Output
10 Gb/s Fixed TX Pattern 8-Bit 01010101 Pattern output
10 Gb/s Fixed TX Pattern 8-Bit 01010111 Pattern output
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Jitter Phase Measurement
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Amplitude Jitter Measurement;
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Additional Jitter and Emphasis Example
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Hardware connection:
1. Link CA9806 with computer by USB cable.
2. Connect AC-DC power adaptor with CA9806 module and wall power.
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3. If you have Agilent 86100C and 83483A ready to test CA9806 SMA cable
connection as below:
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Software Interface
Accessories Included:
User Software GUI
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User Manual
AC-DC Power Adapter
PC Interface USB cable
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Installing the Software and Starting the
Application
1. UC INSTRUEMNTS CA9806 provide an USB memory stick with CA9806
specification, user manual and user GUI software.
2. Plug the USB memory stick into one of computer USB port.
3. Find and double click "SetupCA9806BERT.msi" in the USB driver files, the
application setup will be installed.
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Go to:
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Double click “CA9806BERT.exe”
CA9806 GUI was installed and run as below:
4. If computer does not find the driver, go to "Control Panel"-->"Hardware and
Sound"
-->"Devices and Printers"-->"Device Manger" to update USB driver.
Got to USB stick “ Driver” fold  “USB to Virtual COM Port Driver” 
install Virtual COM port driver.
5. Click application “CA9806BERT.exe” file to run the application.
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GUI Interface:
1. Find USB communication port;
After all hardware connected and CA9806 was installed in computer, Power
on CA9806 BERT and Agilent 86100C mainframe. Go to “Computer
Management” page to find USB port #:
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If you find above pictures’ USB port location, the CA9806 software was installed and
USB port was found.
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If you cannot find above USB port information, you need go back to reinstall USB
driver.
2. USB communication port connect
Go to CA9806 main manual, fill in USB communication port into USB port # and
click connect, you will see CA9806 front panel right side LED blinking from
yellow to green. That means CA9806 connected with computer GUI. CA9806
GUI port set from Not Connected changed into Connected and turn to green
color.
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3. Main manual function.
After USB build up connection with computer GUI, we can start use CA9806 to
generate PPG signal.
PPG Clock output Baud Rate set up
Go to “User Defined Clock Baud Rate Kb/s” box, fill in the clock baud rate you
want and click “set” , you will see CA9806 front panel right side LED blinking
from yellow to green, and the clock baud rate was set to your want. CA9806
clock baud rate can be set from 1 G to 17 G and rate.
Trigger Frequency Setup:
Click “Trigger Frequency” pull up menu, you can see “Divide by 2, 4, 8, … 64”.
We prefer default select “Divide by 64”. This will cause the smallest jitter.
Trigger Amplitude:
Click “Trigger amplitude” pull up menu, you will see the trigger out amplitude
from 0 mV to 800 mW. We prefer customers select 500 mW for normal
application.
TX Channel port active:
On main menu page, there are 4 Channel TX and 4 Channels RX set up check.
Each CA9806 BERT with 4 channels TX ports.
Click “Squelch” check mark to select which TX channel active user want and the
TX was unlocked.
PPG Pattern Mode Select :
Click TX channel “Pattern” pull up menu, customers can select PRBS 27-1, 29-1,
211-1, 215-1, 223-1, 231-1; 258-1, Fixed Pattern that customers want.
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PPG Amplitude
Click TX channel “Amplitude” pull up menu, customers can select 25 mV, 50
mV, …500 mV, …700 mV, … 1600 mV, very big range. Normally customer
select 700 mV output. CA9806 can provide 25 ~ 1600 mV very broad high
output signal.
TX channels also provide “Pre-cursor”, “Post-cursor”, “CDR Lock”,
Polarity” select function.
Error Detector
In order to perform error detector function, normally need loop back TX signal
to RX port.
After you loop back any channel TX signal to error detector(with or without
DUT), click the RX channel “START” menu, Error detector start testing and “Bit
Error Count”, “Time”, “Bit Error Rate” start work and show up testing data.
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When you change TX clock baud rate, the CA9806 reset the setup parameters,
customers need click the RX “STOP” menu, “CLEAR” menu to clear old data.
Re-click “STSRT” menu, the new ERROR detector testing data will be updated.
On the bottom Main menu, there are also provide “Set All TX” and “Set All RX”
menu function to quick set all 4 channels TX and RX parameters quickly.
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4. Build-in 8.5 ~ 15 Gbps Eye Diagram Function
CA9806 provide a special build-in 8.5 ~ 15 Gbps eye diagram function.
Customers can use it to verify 8.5 ~ 15 Gbps DUT eye diagram performance.
Loop back TX channels with RX channels (or connect after DUT unit RX), Switch
“Main” menu to “EyeDiagram” menu. Select the “Channel” (Channel 1 ~ 4
selectable). Select “Step” (there are Step options 1, 2, 4, 8. The step 1 is the
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lowest speed and the highest resolution testing. Step 8 is the most fast and the
lowest resolution testing).
Click “Eys Size” menu, to get testing range;
Click “View EyeDiagram”, start to perform eye-diagram testing.
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5. Fixed TX Pattern Function
On “Main” menu, we select TX Channel 1 Pattern mode as “Fixed Pattern”.
Switch the “Main” menu to “Fixed TX Pattern” interface. Set “ Select Bit Size” as
8 bit.
Set TX Channel 1 bit size as “10101010”. Click “Send Data”, we can get fixed TX
pattern from Agilent 86100A + 83483A module screen as below:
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Set TX Channel 1 bit size as “10100010”. Click “Send Data”, we can get fixed TX
pattern from Agilent 86100A + 83483A module screen as below:
CA9806 Fixed TX Pattern function makes CA9806 as a 4 channels output
0.5 ~ 8.5 GHz signal generator.
6. Others Function
Status Control
a. Status control tab
b. Read status of all control settings using the API command set
c. Click on the description link to find out the API command set for each
line item.
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API Control
a. API control tab
b. View all API commands that have been sent and received to the 1504
unit, used for getting familiar with the API structures
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EEPROM control tab
a. Read firmware version button
b. Read Factory EEPROM contents and fan hour meter
Diagnostics Control Tab
a. Read status botton
b. Power supply voltage rails of the system and fan rotation
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Engineering control tab
a.
Send API commands, warning as you are in master mode and the GUI
won’t be in synchronization with the commands being sent
b. Download EEPROM contents, only used at the factory
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Typical Test Application and Connecting
CFP2/CFP4/QSFP14
module Test Diagram
CFP2/CFP4/QSFP14
ROSA Test Diagram
CFP2/CFP4/QSFP14 TOSA Test Diagram
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Flexible Reconfiguration
Three sets CA9806 can be integrated into to a 12 X 15 Gbps(180Gbps)
Testing system
Claims and Repackaging
If physical damage is evident or if the instrument does not meet specification when
received, notify the carrier and the UC Instruments Corp. Maintenance Service Center.
The Maintenance Service Center will arrange for repair or replacement of the unit
without waiting for settlement of the claim against the carrier.
Return Shipments to UC Instruments Corporation
If the instrument is to be shipped to a UC Instruments Corp. Maintenance Service
Center, attach a tag showing owner, return address, model number and full serial
number and the type of service required.
The original shipping carton and packing material may be reusable, but the UC
Instruments Corp. Maintenance Service Center will provide information and
recommendation on materials to be used if the original packing is no longer available or
reusable.
General instructions for repackaging are as follows:
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Wrap instrument in heavy paper or plastic.
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Use strong shipping container.
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Use enough shock absorbing material around all sides of the instrument to provide a
firm cushion and prevent movement inside container. Protect control panel with
cardboard.
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Seal shipping container securely.
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Mark shipping container FRAGILE to encourage careful handling.
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In any correspondence, refer to instrument by model number and serial number.
Maintenance
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Avoid sharp vibration when operation.
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Keep the head face of sensor clean.
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Cover the channel adaptor on the front panel with the dust cap.
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Don’t forcibly push or drag the connector out of the adaptor of CA9806.
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Be careful for crash and fall-off.
UC INSTRUMENTS CORP. CONTACT INFORMATION
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Tel: +1-510-366-7353
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