Custom-Cal has a solution to replace your ADVANTEST D3186. We specialize in quick turnaround times and we can handle expedited deliveries upon request.

The pocketBERT is a very affordable solution which allows for 10 Gb/s measurement and analysis of Bit Error Ratio. This standalone unit is exceptionally portable (4.2” x 5.7” x 1.3”) and is designed with field use in mind. The pocketBERT allows users to perform many of the measurements and functions (BERT, CDR and Frequency Synthesis) at a fraction of the cost of standard test equipment boxes.
  List Price $4,150.00
ADVANTEST D3186 12 GHz Pulse Pattern Generator

POCKETBERT PB10A Hand Held 10 Gb/s CDR, BERT and Clock Synthesis Unit

ADVANTEST D3186   Description / Specification: POCKETBERT PB10A   Description / Specification:      
The Advantest D3186 12 G-bps pulse pattern generator is provided with powerful evaluation and analysis functions including the mixed SDH pattern generation function to generate SDH/SONET frames virtually identical with real data, the burst data (noncontinuous data) output function and the pattern memory with 8-Mbit capacity, allowing output of all types of frame patterns. Generation of SDH/SONET Frames Virtually Identical with Real Data. As the third pattern following PRES and WORD patterns, WORD patterns are mounted on the SDH frame header and patterns into which arbitrary PRBS patterns are auto-inserted are mounted on the payload section for the first time. This allows evaluation of SDH/SONET frames under virtually real conditions. The D3186 generates up to six STM-64 frames (in the WORD pattern and mixed SDH pattern modes). With ATM transmission, non-continuous data are transmitted and therefore the function to generate as long memory patterns as possible is required in evaluation using memory patterns. The D3186 outputs 12 different signals, providing comfortable measurement environment. Specifications. External clock input Frequency range: 150 MHz to 12.0 GHz. Internal clock source (optional) Frequency range: 150 MHz to 12.0 GHz, 2 to 12.0 GHz. DATA output; Amplitude: 0.5 to 2.0 Vp-p. Offset: +2.0 V to -2.0 V (referenced to high level). Load impedance: 50 ohms. CLOCK1 output; Amplitude: 0.5 to 2.0 Vp-p. Offset: +2.0 to -2 .0 V (referenced to high level). Load impedance: 50 ohms. Termination: GND mode. -2 -V mode and AC mode. CLOCK2 Amplitude: Max. 1.0 Vp-p fixed (AC coupling). Output patterns; PRBS (pseudo random pattern) : 2^N-1, N = 7, 9, 10, 11, 15, 23 and 31. WORD (programmable pattern): Max. 8-Mbit long. SDH/SONET pattern: Max. STM-64/STS-192. Trigger output: 1/32 clock. pattern. Options: OPT3186+10: Clock source (150M-12G) (Built-in). OPT3186+10A: Clock source (150M-12G) (Built-in) (Installed at the factory). OPT3186+11: Clock source (2G-12G) (Built- in). OPT3186+11A: Clock source (2G-12G) (Built-in) (Installed at the factory). OPT3186+12A: Clock source (150M-12G) (Low-band of clock source expanded) (Installed at the factory). OPT3186+70: Mixed pattern generation function.

The PocketBert pB10A is a fully integrated 10 Gb/s CDR unit with serial 10 GHz clock output and PRBS generator/checker and BER calculator unit. The unit recovers SONET STS192 and 10 Gb/s Ethernet/Fiber Channel clock and data streams in the entire data range from 9.95 Gb/s to 11.32 Gb/s. The build-in PRBS generator and checker enable the unit to test the BER of an electrical or optical link. There is no need for an external reference clock as the unit uses an internal programmable clock generator. If needed an external reference clock can be applied. The unit can also be used as a standalone precision wide range frequency source. It covers the range from 10 MHz to 760 MHz. CDR mode The pB10A receives a serial 10 Gb/s data stream from an O/E converter (APD or PIN) or any other electrical source and recovers clock and data. Typical applications are to extract the 10G clock while testing e.g. optical modules or other electrical PHY components where the testing equipment requires a recovered clock. BIST mode. The pB10A has the capability to generate and check various 10 Gb/s PRBS patterns (231–1, 223–1, 27-1 and custom defined). In this mode the unit can be used to evaluate 10 Gb/s components or links with or without XFP, SFP modules. Provides a cost-effective source to generate non synchronized 10 Gb/s traffic e.g. for DWDM test beds. Features. Data rates from 9.95 Gb/s to 11.35 Gb/s. Recovers clock and data from incoming serial data stream. Integrated pattern generator provides PRBS 231–1, 223–1, 27–1, and custom serial output patterns. Build in PRBS Checker and BER counter/ calculator. Programmable internal clock synthesizer. Complies with XFP MSA standards. 0°C to 50°C temperature range. 1000 V ESD rating. Small sized hand held bench top device (105 mm*144 mm*33 mm). Configuration and management via GUI interface to PC and API interface to access data fields in the GUI. Single wall mount power supply.

Please contact us about the POCKETBERT PB10A as a replacement for the ADVANTEST D3186.

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