Characterization and Compliance Testing for 400G/PAM4 Designs

  • Date:  Wednesday, December 6, 2017
  • Event Time: 1:00 PM ET | 10:00 AM PT

Webinar Overview

Most 400G links used in high-speed Datacom applications will utilize signaling formats such as pulse amplitude modulation 4-level (PAM4) to achieve design goals set forth by draft standards such as 400G Ethernet (IEEE 802.3bs and IEEE 802.3cd) and OIF-CEI-56G. As new 400G designs transition from simulation to first prototype hardware, engineers are now faced with the challenging task of reviewing the standards in order to develop a test plan. Fortunately, the methods that describe how to characterize 400G transmitter outputs, channel operating margin (COM), and receiver inputs, are becoming more stable.

This webinar covers both electrical and optical compliance testing to the latest drafts of these standards, as well as additional tools for simulation and design validation to assure interoperability.

Who should attend

Advanced development researchers, design engineers, signal integrity engineers, validation engineers, test engineers, architects, project managers, program managers, application managers, and application engineers.

Webcast Presenter
Steve Sekel
400G Solutions Specialist
Keysight Technologies

Webcast Presenter
Rob Sleigh
Strategic Product Planner
Keysight Technologies