TIDA-00426 Reference Design

Texas Instruments

12-Gbps Multi-Channel BERT Board Reference Design


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.

  • Eight Pattern Generation ChannelsEight Pattern Checking ChannelsOptional External Reference Clock InputsOnboard USB-to-I2C for Easy Device ProgrammingStatus Display LEDs
  • Aircraft cockpit display
  • In-flight entertainment
  • Wireline test (LAN
  • DSL
  • cable)
  • Circuit breaker (ACB
  • MCCB
  • VCB)
Product Categories
  • Interface


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Other Documents

Title Updated Type Size (KB)
TIDA-00426 Gerber 13 Jun 2016 ZIP 467
TIDA-00426 CAD Files 13 Jun 2016 ZIP 5011
TIDA-00426 PCB 13 Jun 2016 PDF 3746
TIDA-00426 Assembly Drawing 13 Jun 2016 PDF 122
TIDA-00426 BOM 13 Jun 2016 PDF 231
TIDA-00426 Schematic 13 Jun 2016 PDF 2132