Agilent N5431A Software

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 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 and other proprietary and non-proprietary standards.

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 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 Agilent N5431A software is available for purchase now at a list price of $3,000.

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