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BSX Series BERTScope

A fast-moving market requires faster Rx test processes and workflows. The BSX Series BERTScope® is the quickest path to compliance. This BERT receiver test solution has unique features that take the complexity out of receiver testing and brings confidence to Gen3/4 designs.

  • Single solution for Receiver stress testing, debug and compliance.
  • Test Gen3/Gen4 standards - PCIe, SAS/SATA, USB3.1, DP + propriety standards.
  • Handshaking and link training for devices running up to 32 Gb/s.

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Data Rate

Up to 32 Gb/s

 

 

 

 

Fastest Gen4 Compliance.

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Automate compliance testing of your device for Gen3 and Gen4 standards like PCIe, SAS, USB3.1 and other standards running up to 32 Gb/s. Our sophisticated solution makes accurate and repeatable measurements easy to do for the large number of test cases specified in the standard.

Detect. Locate. Correct.

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The new BSX Series offers the industry’s only sophisticated bit error analysis, to capture and store the context of each error (timing and bit position). Free your schedule and your mind from concerns, with speedy root cause analysis that correlates errors and delivers actionable insights.

Go Beyond Compliance.

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Observe your device’s response to loopback and link training test cases. With compliance testing supported by user-configurable protocol handshaking, and built-in 4-tap equalizer, you can effortlessly and efficiently put the DUT into loopback mode or complete a link training process.

 

Model Channels Max Data Rate Sequencer States/Levels List Price
BSX320 1 32 Gb/s 128/2 Configure & Quote
BSX125 1 12.5 Gb/s 128/2 Configure & Quote
BSX240 1 24 Gb/s 128/2 Configure & Quote
Model Channels Max Data Rate Sequencer States/Levels List Price
BSX320 1 32 Gb/s 128/2 Configure & Quote
BSX125 1 12.5 Gb/s 128/2 Configure & Quote
BSX240 1 24 Gb/s 128/2 Configure & Quote
Option Description
Opt. FEC Forward error correction emulation
Opt. UPM User-defined detector pattern match
Opt. F2 F/2 jitter generation
Opt. J-MAP Add jitter decomposition software
Opt. LDA Add live data analysis software
Opt. STR Stressed signal generation
Opt. SLD Add stressed live data option software
Opt. TXEQ Add 4-tap Tx equalization

 

Data Sheet Software Package / Software Option Description Configure and Quote
Datasheet BSA12500ISI
Datasheet Accessory
Differential ISI Board
Datasheet BSARACK
Datasheet Accessory
Description Datasheet BSA-Rack Mount Kits, SAFETY CONTROLLED
Datasheet BSXPCI3EQ
Datasheet Accessory
BERTScope detector equalization kit for PCIe Gen3
Datasheet BSXPCI4EQ
Datasheet Accessory
BERTScope detector equalization kit for PCIe Gen4
Datasheet BSXSICOMB
Datasheet Accessory
Interference combiner kit for BSX version BERTScope
Datasheet Datasheet Accessory
Description Datasheet BSA12500ISI Differential ISI Board
BSARACK BSA-Rack Mount Kits, SAFETY CONTROLLED
Description Datasheet BSXPCI3EQ BERTScope detector equalization kit for PCIe Gen3
Description Datasheet BSXPCI4EQ BERTScope detector equalization kit for PCIe Gen4
Description Datasheet BSXSICOMB Interference combiner kit for BSX version BERTScope
The physical setup for USB 3.1 receiver calibration and testing is shown in this video.
4m 33s
This video focuses on the Link Training Status State Machine UI feature of the USB 3.1 Gen2 Receiver test application and shows the path that is taken by a device being trained into loopback mode …
4m 35s
Our Tektronix domain experts, Dan Froelich and Pavel Zivny, contrast the methodologies of the PCI Express 4.0/5.0 and IEEE 26 GBd NRZ/PAM4 electrical specifications and engage in a lively …
1h 1m 36s
This video highlights some of the newest features and capabilities of the USB 3.1 Receiver testing application. These updates enhance the functionality of the software, and give users more tools …
5m 25s
This video details the the BERTScope's Error Location Analysis tool that provides a huge advantage for looking beyond compliance and debug system issues that can cause costly delays in design …
11m 11s
As design margins shrink, accurate and standard-specific measurement is key to debugging, verifying design and performing interoperability testing when designing PCIe devices. Having confidence in …
53m 34s
The USB 3.1 Receiver application's Margin Test feature gives engineers quantitative answers on a design's performance and as a debug tool, a better understanding of where devices fail. This video …
3m 34s
Debug physical layer and link training issues quickly for standards running up to 32 Gb/s. Move from complexity to confidence.
2m 12s
USB 3.1 What you need to know - Reference Guide
Quickly and easily reference important USB specifications without having to comb through hundreds of pages. This guide includes important Electrical Test Parameters, reference pictures for Compliance Patterns, Loopback sequences for both Gen 1 and …

Literature Number: 61W_61235_0
Application Note
Bit Error Rate Tester
The BERTScope BSX-series Bit Error Rate Tester introduces a receiver test platform capable of supporting emerging Gen4 standards and beyond. With the addition of powerful data processing and internal Tx equalization, the BERTScope supports protocol …

Literature Number: 65W-61052-9
Datasheet
BSX Series
Installation & Safety Instructions Technical Reference

This document provides procedures for installing the BERTScope BSX series Bit Error Rate Analyzer's and includes product safety and compliance information.
Part Number: 071349601
User
BSX Series
User Manual User Manual

This document provides high-level instructions on using the Tektronix BERTScope BSX Series Bit Error Rate Analyzers.
Part Number: 077128800
User
BSX Remote Control Guide
BERTScope remote control guide for BSX series Online Help

This document describes remote control commands for BERTScope BSX products.
Part Number: 077128400
Online Help
BSX Series
Declassification & Securities Technical Reference

Instructions for declassifying or sanitizing BERTScope BSX series instruments
Part Number: 077128600
Declassification
BERTScope PCIe Rx Test Application Software - V3.1.1
PCIe 3.0 and 4.0 Rx Test solution:BERTScope PCIe Rx test solution is based upon the procedure described in the PCI-SIG Compliance Test Specification (CTS) document. Receiver testing first involves calibrating the set-up as described in the CTS and …

Part Number: 066193302
Application
Tektronix Receiver Test Application Software for USB3.1 Gen1 and Gen2 - V7.0.2
USB 3.1 Gen1 and Gen2: Tektronix USB Rx test solution is based upon the procedure described in the USB-IF Compliance Test Specification (CTS). Receiver testing first involves calibrating the set-up as described in the CTS and then proceeding with …

Part Number: 066195004
Application
BERTScope PCIe Rx Test Application Software - V3.1.0
PCIe 3.0 and 4.0 Rx Test solution:BERTScope PCIe Rx test solution is based upon the procedure described in the PCI-SIG Compliance Test Specification (CTS) document. Receiver testing first involves calibrating the set-up as described in the CTS and …

Part Number: 066193301
Application
BERTSCOPE APPLICATION SOFTWARE - WIN7 - V12.04.5522
The BERTScope BSX-series Bit Error Rate Tester introduces a receiver test platform capable of supporting emerging Gen4 standards and beyond. With the addition of powerful data processing and internal Tx equalization, the BERTScope supports protocol …

Part Number: 066193604
Application
BERTSCOPE APPLICATION SOFTWARE - WIN7 - V12.03.5275
The BERTScope BSX-series Bit Error Rate Tester introduces a receiver test platform capable of supporting emerging Gen4 standards and beyond. With the addition of powerful data processing and internal Tx equalization, the BERTScope supports protocol …

Part Number: 066193602
Application
Tektronix Receiver Test Application Software for USB3.1 Gen1 and Gen2 - V2.3.0
USB 3.1 Gen1 and Gen2: Testing is described in the USB-IF Compliance Test Specification (CTS) document. Receiver testing is accomplished by connecting the output of a BERT pattern generator as an input to the DUT, through a specialized set of …

Part Number: 066195002
Application
10 Things to Know about PCI Express
Understand the important aspects of this continually changing standard with an overview of what’s new in PCIe Gen4, key considerations in setting up a comprehensive debug process, including loopback initiation and protocol handshaking, along with …

Literature Number: 65W-61046-0
Reference Guide
Overcoming Receiver Test Challenges in Gen4 I/O Applications
This new application note provides vital information on performing compliance and diagnostic tests for Gen4 enterprise receivers with Bit Error Rate Testers.  

Literature Number: 65W-61045-0
Application Note
PCIe Gen3 (8GT/s) Receiver Jitter Tolerance Test MOI
This document covers the Method of Implementation (MOI) for PCIe Gen3 (8GT/s) Receiver Jitter Tolerance Test (Add-In Card and System) using Tektronix BSX Series BERTScope Bit Error Tester and ‘BERTScope PCIE3.0 Receiver Testing’ Application.
Method of implementation
2020 Tektronix and Keithley Product Catalog
We have the right products to ensure your success. Browse our new Tektronix and Keithley Product Catalog and explore our complete line of test and measurement solutions. You’ll find over 130 pages of key product details and specifications …
Selection Guide
DisplayPort 1.4 over Type-C Compliance Testing eBook
Download your copy of this new DisplayPort 1.4 eBook which provides information on current transmitter test conditions including the latest HBR3 (8.1Gbps) data rate, recommended DUT connection set-up (mapping data lanes to oscilloscope channels) …

Literature Number: 61W-61237-0
How-to Guide
DisplayPort PHY 1.4 Sink Calibration and Test Guide MOI
DisplayPort PHY 1.4 Sink Calibration and Test User Guide and MOI using the Tektronix BSX/BSA BERTScope and DPO/MSO70000 Real-Time Oscilloscope 
Method of implementation
Understanding the Transition to Gen4 Enterprise & Datacenter I/O Standards
This whitepaper provides important information about adaptive equalization and link training, the impact of forward error correction (FEC) on compliance testing, debugging protocol handshaking and physical layer issues and new trends in channel …

Literature Number: 65W-61047-0
Whitepaper
Advanced Serdes Debug with a BERT
Learn simple strategies to pinpoint bit errors to the exact bit position and timing with powerful Error Location Analysis and a BERT.

Literature Number: 65W-61084-0
Whitepaper
Tektronix Receiver Test Application Software for USB3.1 Gen1 and Gen2 - V7.0.3
USB 3.1 Gen1 and Gen2: Tektronix USB Rx test solution is based upon the procedure described in the USB-IF Compliance Test Specification (CTS). Receiver testing first involves calibrating the set-up as described in the CTS and then proceeding with …

Part Number: 066195005