Agilent Technologies has developed an optical/electrical module that provides unfiltered bandwidth and reference receiver capabilities for 100-G Ethernet signals. The module, which also supports 16X Fibre Channel applications, provides unfiltered bandwidth and reference receiver capabilities for 100-G Ethernet signals implemented as four lanes each in the 25.8- to 27.7-Gb/s range. The performance capabilities help to ease and accelerate design cycles and product validation testing for both 100-G Ethernet and 16X Fibre Channel products.

Agilent's 86116C Option 025 module is designed for use in the company's 86100C DCA-J wideband oscilloscope mainframe, forming a powerful test solution for transceivers that terminate optical fibers for next-generation local area networks (LANs) and storage area networks (SARs). As Scott Sampl, Vice-President and General Manager of Agilent's oscilloscope business, notes: "Like other members of the Agilent 86100C family, the new 86116C Option 025 helps engineers get deeper insight into their devices, increase their productivity and improve their designs in less time." Option 025 works with 1310-nm and 1550-nm single-mode transmitters and characteristically has 45-GHz optical bandwidth and 93-GHz unfiltered electrical bandwidth.

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