TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies Introduces Electrical Performance Validation Software to Facilitate XAUI Testing.SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE NYSE
See: New York Stock Exchange :A) today announced new electrical performance validation software that enables design engineers working on XAUI XAUI 10 Gigabit Attachment Unit Interface
XAUI Extended Auxiliary Unit Interface
XAUI XSBI Attachment Unit Interface (IEEE 802.3ae)
XAUI Ten Gbps Attachment Unit Interface (10-gigabit attachment unit interface See AUI.
(networking) Attachment Unit Interface - (AUI) The part of the IEEE Ethernet standard located between the MAC, and the MAU. The AUI is a transceiver cable that provides a path between a node's Ethernet interface and the MAU. ) designs to easily test their devices. The software is ideal for engineers working in the wireline networking, data communications and data storage industries.
The Agilent N5431A software, which runs on Agilent 80000 Series Infiniium oscilloscopes and digital signal analyzers, helps engineers confirm that their devices conform to the XAUI specifications as defined by the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, New York, www.ieee.org) A membership organization that includes engineers, scientists and students in electronics and allied fields. 802.3-2005 10-gigabit Ethernet specification. XAUI is a chip-to-chip interface designed to transmit 10-gigabit signals over long distances on printed circuit boards. Because of its versatility, XAUI technology has been adapted for use with 10-gigabit Fibre Channel standards Fibre Channel
Agilent's XAUI electrical validation application enables fast and accurate XAUI validation with unmatched signal integrity and probing. The software also allows engineers to test to the 10GBASE-CX4 standard as well as change some test parameters to enable testing to their own standards.
The software reduces test setup complexity and makes testing more convenient. Engineers can select from a list of tests, run them with the push of a button, and view the results in a flexible and informative HTML HTML
in full HyperText Markup Language
Markup language derived from SGML that is used to prepare hypertext documents. Relatively easy for nonprogrammers to master, HTML is the language used for documents on the World Wide Web. format that can be saved for distribution. They also can run multiple trials on selected groups of tests and view a statistical report with worst cases highlighted.
The software offers additional advantages because it runs on the award-winning Agilent 80000 Series Infiniium oscilloscope oscilloscope (əsĭl`əskōp'), electronic device used to produce visual displays corresponding to electrical signals. Displays of such nonelectrical phenomena as the variations of a sound's intensity can be made if the phenomena are , which has the lowest noise floor and flattest frequency response available in a real-time oscilloscope. The official XAUI data rate is 3.125 Gbps, which leaves little margin for error. High-speed designs increase the need for good measurement tools that can increase design margins and give designers confidence in their device's performance. The superior signal integrity and probing advantages of the Agilent solution ensure greater accuracy and repeatability in making XAUI measurements.
The Agilent N5431A software complements the other Agilent solutions for XAUI testing, including physical layer test systems (PLTS PLTS Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary (Berkeley, California)
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Additional information about the N5431A is available at www.agilent.com/find/N5431A. A screenshot See screen shot. of Agilent's N5431A XAUI electrical validation software is available at www.agilent.com/find/N5431A_images.
U.S. Pricing and Availability
The Agilent N5431A software is available for purchase now at a list price of $3,000.
About Agilent Technologies
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