Optical transmitter performance has historically been defined through parameters such as eye-masks, noise, and modulation power. As new communications standards are developed these will still be important parameters. Yet as data speeds increase, the performance of the optical channel can become a limiting factor in system performance. Receivers can employ equalization to compensate for channel performance. This presents an interesting problem for transceiver test. If a sophisticated receiver can compensate for a degraded signal, what defines adequate performance for the transmitter? How far can a receiver be pushed before it can no longer compensate for distorted signals?

This seminar will discuss these issues as well as other new trends in optical transceiver test.

Duration: One hour

Who Should Attend:
Designers, and manufacturing test engineers of fiber optic transceiver.

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Greg D. Le Cheminant, Measurement Applications Specialist, Digital Analysis Products, Digital Test Division, Electronic Measurements Group, Agilent Technologies

Greg Le Cheminant is a Measurement Applications Specialist for Digital Signal Analysis Products in the Digital Test Division. He is responsible for product management and development of new measurement applications for the division's digital communications analyzer and jitter test products. He represents Agilent on several industry standards committees.

Greg's 23 years experience at Agilent/Hewlett-Packard includes five years in manufacturing engineering, and 17 years in various product marketing positions. He is a contributing author to four textbooks on high-speed digital communications and has written numerous technical articles on test related topics. He holds two patents. Greg earned BSEET and MSEE degrees from Brigham Young University.