BEAVERTON, OR– Tektronix announces the industry’s first automated compliance test solution for the NBASE-T specification and the emerging IEEE 802.3bz standard. Based on the TekExpress framework for high-performance Tektronix oscilloscopes, the new application covers 2.5G, 5G and 10G data rates in a single solution making it easy to quickly test devices incorporating multiple speeds.

The NBASE-T specification and IEEE 802.3bz standard define 2.5 and 5 gigabit per second speeds over the large installed based of copper cabling found in enterprise networks and college campuses around the world. The effort to move the industry to these speeds is being driven by the NBASE-T Alliance, which has already released PHY and MAC/PHY interface specifications. The IEEE 802.3bz Task Force is also working on a standard that is expected to be compatible with the NBASE-T specification.

The new application automates the complex NBASE-T/IEEE 802.3bz compliance testing and debug process with such features as automated oscilloscope set up, multiple lane test support, full data acquisition capabilities and custom reporting. Flexible control over test configurations and parameters enable advanced margin testing while integrated return loss testing eliminates the need for a costly additional vector network analyzer.

Pricing & Availability

The Tektronix NBASE-T/IEEE 802.3bz solution is available now. Pricing starts at $6,800 US MSRP. For more information, visit http://www.tek.com/ethernet-test

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