Optical Plug-In for AWG70000 Series and SourceXpress
The Optical Waveform Generation Plug-in addresses the needs of optical customers with complex modulation schemes for the purpose of testing optical communications components and other devices. The Optical Signal Plug-in integrates into both the SourceXpress waveform creation platform and the AWG5200 and AWG70000A series arbitrary waveform generators.
|Simple Definition of Single or Dual Polarization Modulation||Easily define complex dual polarization modulation schemes with separately configured baseband data. Independently adjust baseband offset for both X and Y data streams.|
|Pre-loaded Access to Commonly Used Modulations||Define optical waveforms using a variety of predefined modulation schemes such as, BPSK, QPSK, OQPSK, OOK, NRZ, up to 8 PAM, and up to QAM1024 – including QAM8. Define and apply custom modulation schemes.|
|Flexible Data Source Selection||Generate data streams from variety of predefined patterns, a PRBS 31 generator, or define your own custom arbitrary data stream.|
|S-Parameter Emulation (needs license)||Scattering parameters can be directly convolved with the base pattern to recreate the channel characteristics. By applying an inverse filter, the effects of the channel can be de-embedded from the signal. Cascading S-Parameters allows you to cascade up to six Touchstone files of the same format to emulate a cascaded channel.|
|System Level Precompensation (needs license)||Compensate Baseband (IQ) Signals for both Magnitude and Phase, along with correction for skew between I and Q channel for the first and second Nyquist zones of the AWG. Define the LO frequency and choose to get correction coefficients for either lower side band or upper side band, as well as define the carrier frequency.
The pre-compensation plug-in works for a variety of modulations, waveform types, and applications including RF, IF, or IQ and NRZ signals IQ.
|Offline Mode||Plug-ins are designed to also run on an external PC via the SourceXpress PC application, thereby reducing the time taken to synthesize large waveforms and leaving the AWG70000A instruments free for continued testing.|
|Seamless Transition Between Design and Playback||The easy to use graphical user interface integrates seamlessly with the Tektronix AWG70000A series user interface and the SourceXpress PC application.|
|Designed for Integration for Automated Test or Manufacturing||The Optical Signal Plug-in has support for a Programmatic Interface, allowing for immediate integration into existing workflows.|