PCB12500 is a 1.5-12.5Gb/s Parallel Channel BERT with the capability to add a 0.5-13.5GHz clock synthesizer (model TG1C1-A) and up to five remote heads on 3-foot (1-metre) cables. Interchangeable heads include a PRBS generator and a PRBS error detector, additional heads will be released for generating, receiving, or conditioning bitstreams used for signal integrity testing.
The PCB12500 controller requires an external full-rate clock to drive the primary head. This same clock can also drive the other four heads or a second external clock can be used. The TG1C1-A reference and jittered clock output can be used to apply clean or jittered clocks to the remote heads. The controller has highly-accurate multi-UI phase shift control for five heads; this allows heads to generate synchronized (or intentionally un-synchronized) outputs or make measurements with accurate clock/data alignment.
All features can be controlled through the PCB12500 control panel, TG1C1-A control panel, or remotely through a GPIB or USB interface. Labview drivers are available at no cost