BERT – Bit Error Rate Tester PXIe Module

The BERT is a PXIe module offering 2 or 4-channels of PPG and Error Detection for the design, characterization and production of optical transceivers and opto-electrical components at data rates up to 30 Gb/s.

With scalability and exceptional signal fidelity, the BERT PXIe module is a cost effective test solution for 400 Gb/s communication eco-systems.


epIQ-BERT 4 channel BERTExtremely high channel density

With up to 4-channels per single-slot PXIe module, fit up to 68 synchronized channels per single PXIe mainframe.

epIQ-Scope internal clock synthesizerInternal clock synthesizer

An integrated clock synthesizer for additional convenience and hassle-free operation.

epIQ-Scope clock recoveryBuilt-in clock recovery

4-channel simultaneous testing in a Integrated CDR makes the BERT PXIe module a versatile and easy-to-use instrument. No need for additional clock recovery hardware.

epIQ-Scope de-emphasisProgrammable de-emphasis and CTLE processor

Programmable PPG Tx de-emphasis and error detector receiver continuous time linear equalizer (CTLE) allow the user to compensate for finite coaxial cable interconnect loss.

 0.01pm tuning resolutionSingle platform testing

Conduct all your DUT characterization on one platform and spend less time switching cables and patchcords between instruments.

seamless PXI integrationSeamless  PXI integration

Take advantage of PXI’s integrated triggering and synchronization capabilities across electrical and optical instruments.

epIQ-Scope easy GUISimple control with intuitive GUI

Save time and reduce complexity with the easy-to-use GUI. Control all channels and functions from its single panel interface.

3arranty_60x60Product warranty

This product comes with a 3 year warranty.


  • Multi-channel BER Tester for 30 Gbps
  • Design, characterization and production of optical transceivers and opto-electrical components (100G & 400G transceiver test configurations video)
  • Active optical cable testing
  • High speed SerDes characterization

Quick tour of the BERTPXIe

Download Spec Sheet

For more information, please download the BERT Spec Sheet which includes full technical specifications.

 BERT Spec Sheet


If you would like to find out more about this product, please contact us.

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Application Notes

100G and 400G optical transceiver test configurations (video)

Defining and configuring a tightly integrated test system that can scale with the many SFP Application Codes of optical transceivers can be challenging. By selecting a flexible and future-proof test platform, many of the common challenges can be overcome. This in-depth video provides an overview of  100G and 400G transceiver test configurations using a PXI system.

100G and 400G optical transceiver test configurations  


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