Tektronix CSA8000B Communications Signal Analyzer

Tektronix CSA8000B Communications Signal Analyzer
Manufacturer: Tektronix
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Tektronix CSA8000B Communications Signal Analyzer

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Communications Signal Analysis Solutions

   Specifically designed for high-performance communications applications, the Tektronix CSA8000B Communications Signal Analyzer is the ideal tool for design evaluation and manufacturing test of datacom and telecom components, transceiver subassemblies and transmission systems. The CSA8000B generates measurement results, not just raw data, with time and amplitude histograms, mask testing and statistical measurements. It provides a communications-tailored measurement set that includes jitter, noise, duty cycle, overshoot, undershoot, extinction ratio, Q-factor, mean optical power and amplitude measurements for both RZ and NRZ signals. In addition, mask testing of SDH/SONET, Gigabit Ethernet and other standards simplifies conformance testing. A large, full color display helps you to discriminate waveform details. Color-grading of waveform data adds a third dimension, sample density, to your signal acquisitions and analyses.


  • Automatic Communication Measurements (RZ and NRZ)
    • Q-factor
    • Extinction Ratio
    • Optical Power
    • Signal-to-Noise Ratio
    • Jitter
  • Wide Bandwidth (DC to 70+ GHz with up to 12.5 GHz Trigger)
  • Automatic ITU/ANSI Mask Testing
  • Normal, Infinite, Variable Persistence and Color Graded Display Modes
  • Intuitive User Interface
    • Large Color Display (10 in.)
    • MS Windows Operating System
  • Modular Architecture
  • Fast Acquisition Rate
  • Excellent Signal Fidelity (Jitter <800 fsec RMS - Typical)
  • FrameScan¿ Acquisition Mode
    • Isolate Data Dependent Faults
    • Examine Low-power PRBS Signals
    • Eliminate Random Noise and Jitter Via Averaging
  • Windows 98 for enhanced network security


  • Manufacturing/Testing for ITU/ANSI Conformance
  • Designing/Verification of Telecom and Datacom Elements

Modularity and Flexibility

   The CSA8000B supports a large and growing family of optical and electrical plug-in modules. This modular architecture lets you configure the instrument with the right features for your application both now and in the future. The available optical modules provide complete optical test solutions for both telecom (155 Mb/s to 43 Gb/s) and datacom (Fibre Channel, InfiniBand and Gigabit Ethernet) applications. Each optical module includes all of the elements necessary for communications testing, including an optical to electrical converter, an average power monitor, up to five data rate filters, a full bandwidth path and a low-noise electrical sampler. In addition, clock recovery is available as an option for most optical modules.

Superior Performance

   With its industry-best horizontal timebase stability, trigger jitter, signal sensitivity and noise performance, the CSA8000B ensures the most accurate acquired signal for high-speed optical communications testing. The CSA8000B's multi-processor architecture, with dedicated per channel digital signal processors (DSP), also provides industry-best waveform acquisition rates that shorten test times.