PPG1600, PPG3000, and PPG3200 Series Datasheet

16 Gb/s, 30 Gb/s, and 32 Gb/s PatternPro® Pattern Generator

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The Tektronix PatternPro® series programmable pattern generators provide up to four channels of stressed pattern generation for high-speed Datacom testing.

Notice to EU customers

This product is not updated to comply with the RoHS 2 Directive 2011/65/EU and will not be shipped to the EU. Customers may be able to purchase products from inventory that were placed on the EU market prior to July 22, 2017 until supplies are depleted. Tektronix is committed to helping you with your solution needs. Please contact your local sales representative for further assistance or to determine if alternative product(s) are available. Tektronix will continue service to the end of worldwide support life.

Key performance specifications
  • Low inherent jitter (typical RJ <250 fs)
  • 11 ps typical 20% to 80% rise/fall times
  • Variable output amplitude:
    • 300 mV to 1.0 V for PPG3200
    • 250 mV to 2.0 V for PPG1600 and PPG3000 series
  • Low frequency, high amplitude jitter insertion range of 10 Hz to 10 MHz at up to 5000 UI (PPG3200 series with Option LFJIT)
  • BUJ amplitudes up to 50 psp-p with modulation rates up to 2.5 Gb/s (with Option HFJIT)
  • 35% to 65% programmable crossing point (PPG1600 & PPG3000 series)
Key features
  • Available with 1, 2, or 4 output channels of 16, 30, or 32 Gb/s (independent data on all channels)
  • Provides full end-to-end multi-channel BER test solution when paired with the PED series error detector
  • Jitter insertion options include BUJ, SJ, RJ, and PJ
  • Aligned data on multi-channel units
  • Full rate built-in adjustable clock source
  • DC coupled differential data outputs
  • Programmable output amplitude, offset, and crossing point
  • PRBS and user defined patterns
  • Adjustable channel phase delay
  • Front panel touch screen GUI or USB computer control
Applications
  • Multi-channel 25 Gb/s testing for 100 G Ethernet
  • DQPSK and DP-QPSK testing
  • CFP2 and CFP4 testing
  • Multi-level signal testing
  • Semiconductor and component testing

Product description

The Tektronix PatternPro® line of high-performance pattern generators offer single and multi-channel configurations capable of data rates up to 32 Gb/s. With optional jitter insertion, the PPG line offers a flexible, cost effective and easy to use test solution supporting high speed applications such as 100 Gigabit Ethernet, 32G Fibre channel, PAM4, DP-QPSK testing, and a broad range of receiver test applications. The single unit multi-channel configurations provide aligned, pattern-independent data outputs that support testing of crosstalk immunity and multi-channel functionality. The PPG line can be paired with the Tektronix PED line of Error Detector products to provide a complete BER test capability.

Data rate may be programmed over a broad range of values. (32 Gb/s version shown) Output may be either built-in PRBS patterns or programmed user data patterns.

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100G Ethernet four lane end-to-end test using PPG3000 series pattern generator and PED3200 series error detector

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PPG3202 2-channel PG unit configured with external combiner for PAM4 signal operation

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PPG3204 4-channel PG unit configured for DP-QPSK testing with Tektronix Coherent Lightwave Signal Analyzer


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Four channel independent output data at 32 Gb/s


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32 Gb/s and 14 Gb/s programmed data rates

Independently programmable output channels allow comprehensive multi-lane testing. (32 Gb/s version shown.)

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PAM4 eye diagram at 28 Gbaud


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32 Gb/s custom user data demonstrating programmed data skew values

Specifications

All specifications are guaranteed unless noted otherwise. All specifications apply to all models unless noted otherwise.

PPG3200 data outputs
Amplitude
Each positive and negative differential output is independently programmable.
Single-ended
300 mV to 1.0 V
Differential
600 mV to 2.0 V
Offset window
-2 V to +3 V, programmable/adjustable
Rise/fall time
Scope bandwidth can impact the measured signal rise time.
20 to 80%
11 ps, typical
10 to 90 %
16 ps, typical
Termination voltage range

-2.0 V to +3.3 V window. Programmable/adjustable. Applied by user via 50 Ω.

This setting is used in cases where the load being driven is terminated at a level other than zero volts. The effect of the termination voltage on the output voltage is shown in the following figure. To ensure proper operation, never load the output with a termination voltage less than Voh minus 3 V.

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Data output jitter
250 fsRMS RMS RJ typical at 32 Gb/s using PRBS 211-1 pattern
Connector type
2.4 mm
Output impedance
50 Ω
Single-ended
100 Ω
Differential
PPG3000 & PPG1600 data outputs
Amplitude range
250 mV to 2.0 V
Single-ended
500 mV to 4.0 V
Differential. Each positive and negative differential output is independently programmable.
Offset range
–2 V to +3.0 V window. Programmable/adjustable.
Termination voltage range

-2.0 V to +3.3 V window. Programmable/adjustable. Applied by user via 50 Ω.

This setting is used in cases where the load being driven is terminated at a level other than zero volts. The effect of the termination voltage on the output voltage is shown in the following figure. To ensure proper operation, never load the output with a termination voltage less than Voh minus 3 V.

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Crossing point
Programmable/adjustable
Range
35% to 65%, typical. Tested using 50% mark density pattern.
Resolution
1%
Rise/fall time
Scope bandwidth can impact the measured signal rise time.
20% - 80%
17 ps, typical
10% - 90%
25 ps, typical
Data output jitter
PPG3000
350 fsRMS, RJ typical at 28 Gb/s using PRBS 211-1 pattern
PPG1600
350 fsRMS, RJ typical at 14 Gb/s using PRBS 211-1 pattern
Connector type
2.92 mm
Output impedance
50 Ω
Single-ended
100 Ω
Differential
Data patterns
Pattern type
Data (from memory) or PRBS. Length and type are individually settable on multi-channel generators.
Data rate
Programmable/adjustable
Range
1.5 Gb/s to 16 Gb/s, (PPG1600 series)

1.5 Gb/s to 30 Gb/s, (PPG3000 series)

1.5 Gb/s to 32 Gb/s (PPG3200 series)

Resolution
10 kb/s
Accuracy
±5 ppm
PRBS pattern lengths
Independently selected on multi-channel units
27 -1 bits
Polynomial = X7 + X6 + 1 
29 - 1 bits
Polynomial = X9 + X5 + 1 
211 - 1 bits
Polynomial = X11 + X9 + 1 
215 - 1 bits
Polynomial = X15 + X14 + 1 
223 - 1 bits
Polynomial = X23 + X18 + 1 
231 - 1 bits
Polynomial = X31 + X28 + 1 
Data pattern depth
Range
2 to 4,194,304 bits. For 1 channel generator (4 Mbits).

2 to 2,097,152 bits. For 2 or 4 channel generators (2 Mbits/channel).

Resolution
1 bit
Clock outputs
Frequency
The clock outputs are single-ended, applicable for internal clock. The internal clock rate ranges from 15 GHz to 30 GHz (PPG3000 series) and 16 GHz to 32 GHz (PPG1600 and PPG3200 series).
PPG1600 Clock output frequency
(Internal clock)/(n), n = 2,4,8, or 16 user programmable
PPG3000 Clock output frequency
(Internal clock)/(n), n = 1,2,4,8, or 16 user programmable
PPG3200 Divided Clock output frequency
(Internal clock)/(n), n = 2,4,8, or 16 user programmable
PPG3200 Full Rate Clock output frequency (single output for PPG3201/2, quad output for PPG3204)
Internal clock
Amplitude
Amplitude varies with frequency

600 mVp-p, typical; 200 mVp-pminimum; 1.0 Vp-pmaximum

Output impedance
50 Ω, AC-coupled
Maximum external DC voltage
±5 V
Jitter
< 200 fsRMS typical, measured by spectrum analyzer on 1010 pattern, phase noise integrated from 1 kHz to 1 GHz.
Connector type
2.92 mm (PPG3000 & PPG1600)

2.4 mm (PPG3200)

Jitter insertion

The pattern generator can be ordered with built-in jitter options. The PPG3200 series are available with Option LFJIT and Option HFJIT; the PPG1600 and PPG3000 series are available with Option HFJIT only. The jitter insertion is the delay modulation of the data channels. Option HFJIT applies to each channel individually; Option LFJIT applies equally to clock and data.


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Jitter insertion block diagram

High frequency jitter insertion option (Option HFJIT)

Add-on option for the instrument. Independent jitter sources on each channel. Sum of external, internal sine, and internal noise. Total range depends on modulation frequencies. Exceeding the range can generate errors.

Total modulation range
50 psp-p
Built-in sine source
Programmable from either the front panel touch screen or remote control.
Frequency range
5 kHz to 100 MHz
Amplitude range
0 to 50 psp-p
Accuracy
±10%, typical
Built-in random noise source
Programmable from either the front panel touch screen or remote control.
Amplitude range
0 to 5 psRMS
Accuracy
±10% typical
Built-in BUJ source
Programmable from either the front panel touch screen or remote control.
Amplitude range
0 to 50 psp-p
Modulation data rates
100 Mb/s to 2.5 Gb/s
PRBS sequences
7,9,11,15,23,31 
Filter values
25/50/100 MHz filters
External modulation input
DC coupled, 3 dB bandwidths
Frequency range
DC to 100 MHz
Amplitude range
0 to 50 ps p-p
Maximum input
5 Vp-p
Low frequency jitter insertion (Option LFJIT)
Add-on option.

The specifications below apply when the data rate equals the internal clock rate frequency of 20 to 40 GHz. For each frequency octave below, the internal clock rate, the specifications below will be reduced by half. For example, when the data rate is 8 to 15.99999 Gb/s, the values below will be divided by 2. When the data rate is 4 to 7.99999 Gb/s, the values will be divided by 4.

SJ modulation range curve points
Parameter Value
10 Hz fmod5000 UIp-p
100 Hz fmod2000 UIp-p
1 kHz fmod2000 UIp-p
10 kHz fmod2000 UIp-p
100 kHz fmod100 UIp-p
1 MHz fmod10 UIp-p
2 MHz fmod1 UIp-p
10 MHz fmod0.5 UIp-p

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Trigger system
Trigger waveform
Pattern mode trigger is synced to channel 1 pattern.
Pattern mode
1 pattern per trigger for pattern length = multiple of 64 

64 patterns per trigger for other pattern lengths

Clock/n mode
64 through (232 - 64), n= any multiple of 64 in that range
Duty cycle
50%, for either Pattern or Clock/n
High level
0 V, typical
Low level
-500 mV, typical
Output impedance
50 Ω, DC-coupled
Connector type
SMA
Clock inputs
Frequency range
15 GHz to 30 GHz, (PPG3000 series)

16 GHz to 32 GHz, (PPG3200 series)

Not applicable for the PPG1600 series.

Input signal
400 mVp-p, typical, AC coupled
Maximum input signal
1 Vp-p
Input impedance
50 Ω, AC-coupled
Reference clock
Input frequency range
10 MHz ±10 ppm
Input signal
1 Vp-p, typical, 50% duty square wave
Maximum input signal
6 Vp-p, ±10 V DC, Damage threshold
Input impedance
50 Ω, AC-coupled
Output signal
1.2 Vp-p, typical, Square wave
10 MHz reference input/output
Yes, BNC connector
Channel skew
Skew adjust
Relative to nominal position
PPG1600 and PPG3000

Range = ±50 ps

Resolution = 100 fs

PPG3200

Range = ±25 ps

Resolution = 100 fs

Pattern shift
Advance or delay. This is equivalent to unlimited shifting since this range allows shifting the longest pattern to any position.
Range
± (230-1)
Resolution
1 bit
Nominal channel to channel pattern skew
< ±2 UI, Time difference between patterns on a 2 channel PPG3000 series, skew adjust and bit shift at 0.
Data error insertion
Error insertion types
Single or rate-based
Error insertion rate
Range
1 x 10-3 to 1 x 10-15 BER
Resolution
3 digits
Control interfaces
Front panel touchscreen GUI
Yes, edit all instrument settings.
Computer programmable interface
USB TMC, program all instrument settings.
Physical characteristics
Front panel width (with mounting tabs)
48.3 cm (19.0 in)
Height
1 & 2 channel
13.3 cm (5.25 in)
4 channel
27.9 cm (11.0 in)
Width
45.1 cm (17.75 in)
Depth (rack mount)
35.1 cm (13.8 in)
Weight
1 & 2 channel
11.1 kg (24.5 lbs)
4 channel
20.4 kg (45 lbs)
Operating temperature
0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)

Ordering information

Models
PPG1601
16 Gb/s programmable pattern generator, 1 channel
PPG1602
16 Gb/s programmable pattern generator, 2 channels
PPG1604
16 Gb/s programmable pattern generator, 4 channels
PPG3001
30 Gb/s programmable pattern generator, 1 channel
PPG3002
30 Gb/s programmable pattern generator, 2 channels
PPG3004
30 Gb/s programmable pattern generator, 4 channels
PPG3201
32 Gb/s programmable pattern generator, 1 channel
PPG3202
32 Gb/s programmable pattern generator, 2 channels
PPG3204
32 Gb/s programmable pattern generator, 4 channels
Options
Instrument options
PPG1601 HFJIT
High frequency jitter option for PPG1601
PPG1602 HFJIT
High frequency jitter option for PPG1602
PPG1604 HFJIT
High frequency jitter option for PPG1604
PPG3001 HFJIT
High frequency jitter option for PPG3001
PPG3002 HFJIT
High frequency jitter option for PPG3002
PPG3004 HFJIT
High frequency jitter option for PPG3004
PPG3201 HFJIT
High frequency jitter option for PPG3201
PPG3202 HFJIT
High frequency jitter option for PPG3202
PPG3204 HFJIT
High frequency jitter option for PPG3204
PPG3201 LFJIT
Low frequency jitter option for PPG3201
PPG3202 LFJIT
Low frequency jitter option for PPG3202
PPG3204 LFJIT
Low frequency jitter option for PPG3204
Power plug options
Opt. A0
North America power plug (115 V, 60 Hz)
Opt. A1
Universal Euro power plug (220 V, 50 Hz)
Opt. A2
United Kingdom power plug (240 V, 50 Hz)
Opt. A6
Japan power plug (100 V, 50/60 Hz)
Opt. A10
China power plug (50 Hz)
Opt. A11
India power plug (50 Hz)
Opt. A99
No power cord
Manuals
071-3413-xx
Printed PPG/PED Installation & Safety instructions
077-1090-xx
Tektronix PPG1600, PPG3000, & PPG3200 PatternPro® Series Pattern Generator User manual, PDF-only, downloadable from Tektronix.com
Last Modified: 2017-10-05 05:00:00
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