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   TEKTRONIX CSA8200   Description / Specification:   Spec Sheet 
TEKTRONIX CSA8200 Communications Signal Analyzer Mainframe

The Tektronix CSA8200 Communications Signal Analyzer Mainframe is a comprehensive acquisition and measurement instrument for research, design evaluation and manufacturing test in the fields of datacom and telecom components, transceiver subassemblies, and transmission systems, computer and storage-based high speed electrical serial data, semiconductor test, TDR-based impedance characterization and other applications requiring bandwidths into tens of GHz. It provides a communications-tailored measurement set that includes jitter, noise, duty cycle, overshoot, undershoot, OMA, extinction ratio, Q-factor, mean optical power, and amplitude measurements for both RZ and NRZ signals. Compliance-based mask testing of high speed optical and electrical communications, and computer standards such as SDH/SONET, Ethernet, Fibre Channel is included. Color-grading and gray-scale grading of waveform data adds a third dimension, sample density, to signal acquisition and analyses. The CSA8200 supports a large and growing family of electrical and optical plug-in modules. With its differential clock recovery module, the instrument can be used for acquisition of differential electrical signals even when there is no trigger available. Electrical modules are available with bandwidths up to 70 GHz. Differential and single-ended passive hand probes are available with bandwidths up to 18 GHz. A differential electrical clock recovery module covering most popular data rates between 50 Mb/s and 12.6 Gb/s is also available. Optical modules provide complete optical test solutions for both telecom (SONET/SDH) and Datacom (Ethernet, and Fibre Channel) applications with data rates from 155 Mb/s to 43 Gb/s. Integrated clock recovery is also available on most optical modules.

Number of Sampling Modules Accommodated: Up to four dual-channel electrical; up to two optical sampling modules. (Both single- and dual-channel modules appropriate the two channels associated with the slot).
Rise Time/Bandwidth: Determined by the sampling modules used.
Vertical Resolution: 14 bits over the sampling modules’ dynamic range.
Main and Magnification View Timebases: 100 fs/div to 5 ms/div in 1-2-5 sequence or 100 fs increments.
Maximum Trigger Rate: 200 kHz; in Phase Reference mode, 50 kHz.
Typical Acquisition Rate: 150 kS/s per channel (standard sequential timebase); 50 kS/s (Phase Reference modes).
Record Length: 20, 50, 100, 250, 500, 1000, 2000 or 4000 samples.
Touch Screen Display: 264 mm/10.4 in. diagonal, color.

GT - Gated Trigger.
JNB - Advanced Jitter, Noise and BER Analysis Software.
ICON - Interconnect Analysis and Modeling Software.
IMESX - Model Extraction Software.
ISPAR - S-Parameter Software.


Standard Calibration $400.00 *
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*This is a Web introductory price for one calibration of the TEKTRONIX CSA8200. Price does not in most cases include measurement performance data. Pricing does include NIST traceable calibration and issue of a calibration certificate and calibration label. Pricing may vary slightly due to volume and location of laboratory supporting calibration. Volume pricing may apply. On-site fees may apply depending on logistics, location and volume of work to be completed during the visit.

Related Communication Terms and Definitions. For a complete list go to our  Terms and Definitions Page.

Bandwidth is the difference between the upper and lower frequencies in a contiguous set of frequencies within which a fiber optic component, link or network will operate.

Multimode Fiber
Multimode Fiber has a large core (almost always 62.5 microns - a micron is one one millionth of a meter - but sometimes 50 microns) and is used with LED sources at wavelengths of 850 and 1300 nm for short distance, lower speed networks like LANs. Both multimode and singlemode fiber have an outside diameter of 125 microns - about 5 thousandths of an inch - just slightly larger than a human hair.

Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH) is an international digital telecommunications network hierarchy which standardises transmission around the bit rate of 51.84 megabits per second, which is also called STS-1. Multiples of this bit rate comprise higher bit rate streams. Thus STS-3 is 3 times STS-1, STS-12 is 12 times STS-1, and so on. STS-3 is the lowest bit rate expected to carry ATM traffic, and is also referred to as STM-1 (Synchronous Transport Module-Level 1). The SDH specifies how payload data is framed and transported synchronously across optical fibre transmission links without requiring all the links and nodes to have the same synchronized clock for data transmission and recovery.

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