12-Gbps Multi-Channel BERT Board Reference Design TIDA-00426 (ACTIVE)

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This reference design is a 12-Gbps low-cost bit error tester (BERT) capable of generating and checking up to 8 channels of pseudo-random binary sequences (PRBS). This validated design is a convenient way to generate multi-channels high speed serial bit streams of up to 12-Gbps, and checking incoming serial bit streams for possble bit errors.  This design can be used as a hand-held BERT useful for evaluating the signal integrity and bit error error performance of a high speed sub-system.

Features
  • Eight Pattern Generation Channels
  • Eight Pattern Checking Channels
  • Optional External Reference Clock Inputs
  • Onboard USB-to-I2C for Easy Device Programming
  • Status Display LEDs

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Part Number Name Product Family Sample & Buy Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
DS125DF1610  9.8 to 12.5 Gbps 16-Channel Retimer  Ethernet  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
LMX2581  Wideband Frequency Synthesizer with Integrated VCO  Clock & timing  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
MSP430F5529  25 MHz MCU with Integrated USB Phy, 128KB Flash, 8KB RAM, 12Bit/14 Channel ADC, 32BIT HW Multiplier  Microcontrollers (MCU)  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
TCA6424A  Low-voltage 24-bit I2C & SMBus I/O expander  I2C  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
TPD4E004  4-Channel ESD Protection Array for High-Speed Data Interfaces  Circuit protection  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
TPS735  500mA, Adjustable, Low Quiescent Current, Low-Noise, High-PSRR, Single-Output LDO Regulator  Power management  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules

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User guides (2)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
PDF 2716 03 Jun 2016
PDF 5775 16 May 2016
Design files (6)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
ZIP 467 13 Jun 2016
ZIP 5011 13 Jun 2016
PDF 3746 13 Jun 2016
PDF 122 13 Jun 2016
PDF 231 13 Jun 2016
PDF 2132 13 Jun 2016
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