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64b/66b Symbol Decode

64b/66b Symbol Decode provides protocol awareness to your oscilloscope physical layer tool.

Explore 64b/66b Symbol Decode Explore 64b/66b Symbol Decode
Key Features
  • 64b/66b Symbol Decode, ideal for:
    • 10 Gigabit Ethernet
    • FiberChannel 10G, 16G
    • InfiniBand FDR (14.0625 Gb/s)
    • Infiniband EDR (25.78125 Gb/s)
    • 10G-EPON
    • Aurora (Xilinx)
  • Decode up to four lines simultaneously for lane-to-lane skew validation
  • Color-coded decode overlaid on the waveform is intuitive and easy-to-read
  • Decode information expands as the time base is adjusted or zoomed
  • Convenient table display with quick "zoom to message" capability
  • Quick search capability for specific symbols
Symbol Decode Annotation Complements Physical Layer Views

The 64b/66b symbol decode information is annotated on the physical layer waveform. Various sections of the protocol are colorcoded to make it easy to understand. Decode annotation information condenses or expands depending on the timebase/zoom ratio setting. The decode operation is fast—even with long acquisitions. Decode annotation provides the ability to view protocol traffic on the oscilloscope and verify that the link is alive and transmitting properly. It also aids in debugging problems that are not solely analog or digital in nature, such as interoperability issues, uncertain error causes, and physical layer issues not evident with a Protocol Analyzer.

Multi-Lane Capability for Lane Skew Validation

Up to four decoders at a time may be employed to make lane-to-lane frame skew validation on high-speed multilane systems, such as 40GBASE Ethernet and InfiniBand.

Convenient Table Display and Search

Long oscilloscope acquisition memory provides long capture times of serial data transmissions. Decoded symbol information is conveniently shown in a table format, and specific symbols may be searched for. In addition, table data may be exported as a .csv file.

Support on Multiple Oscilloscope Platforms

To support the range of users of 64b/66b symbolic formats, the option is available on a wide range of oscilloscope models with real-time bandwidths from 13 GHz to 45 GHz.

WaveMaster / SDA / DDA 8 Zi-B Oscilloscopes

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LabMaster 10 Zi-A Oscilloscopes

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