PED3200 and PED4000 Series Datasheet

PatternPro® Error Detector
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The PED3200 and PED4000 series programmable error detectors offer effective multi-channel BER for stressed receiver testing of data communications designs. Available with full or half rate clock inputs.

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
  • Data rate range:
    • PED3200 series: 3 Gb/s to 32 Gb/s
    • PED4000 series: 4 Gb/s to 40 Gb/s
Key features
  • Available with 1 or 2 input channels (independent data on each channel)
  • PRBS and user defined patterns
  • High input sensitivity and bandwidth
  • Auto-adjustment or manual adjustment of data to clock phase and threshold
  • Auto-synchronization to input pattern
  • PC GUI software:
    • Remote instrument control
    • Bathtub and Contour Analysis
    • JTOL measurements
    • J2/J9 measurements
  • Front panel touch screen GUI or USB TMC computer control
  • 25 Gb/s testing for 100G Ethernet
  • 32 Gb/s DPQPSK testing
  • Semiconductor and component testing
  • Design validation and production testing
  • Transmitter testing and validation up to 40 Gb/s

Product description

The Tektronix PED line of high sensitivity and high bandwidth error detectors offer single and two-channel standalone configurations capable of BER measurement at data rates up to 40 Gb/s. The PED products support either PRBS or user-defined data patterns, with simple to use automatic or manual alignment of input clock and data, and pattern synchronization. The PED product makes an ideal companion for the Tektronix PPG pattern generator product family.




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


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

Data input
Data rate
Range (PED3200)
3 Gb/s to 32 Gb/s
Range (PED4000)
4 Gb/s to 40 Gb/s
Data input
AC coupled input with broadband bias tees featuring a 3 dB bandwidth of 10 kHz to >50 GHz.
Differential amplitude
6 mV to 1.0 Vp-p
Single-ended amplitude
6 mV to 750 mVp-p
Termination voltage
0.0 V
Input impedance
50 Ω
2.4 mm
ESD sensitivity
250 V, Human body model (HBM)
Sampling point set points
Eye edge BER threshold
1e-1 to 1e-11 
Sync BER threshold
1e-1 to 1e-8 
Full rate clock input option
AC coupled, full rate
Differential range
300 mVP-P to 1.0 VP-P
Single-ended range
300 mVP-P to 1.0 VP-P
2.4 mm
Clock to data phase adjustment
100 ps (-50 ps to +50 ps)
ESD sensitivity
1000 V, Human body model (HBM)
Half rate clock input option
AC coupled, half rate
Differential range
300 mVP-P to 1.0 VP-P
Single-ended range
300 mVP-P to 1.0 VP-P
2.4 mm
Clock to data phase adjustment
100 ps (-50 ps to +50 ps)
ESD sensitivity
1000 V, Human body model (HBM)
Data patterns
Pattern type
Data (from memory) or PRBS.

Length and type are individually settable on each channel.

PRBS pattern lengths
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 
User-defined pattern depth
Number of channels Single bit pattern resolution
1 channel 4 Mbit
2 channels 2 Mbit
Front panel width (with mounting tabs)
48.3 cm (19.0 in)
13.3 cm (5.25 in)
45.1 cm (17.75 in)
Depth (rack mount)
34.3 cm (13.5 in)
Weight (1 channel)
11.1 kg (24.5 lbs)
Operating temperature
0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
Last Modified: 2017-12-21 04:00:00

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