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PhyView Analyzer 3000:


PhyView Analyzer 3000The PVA-3000 PhyView Analyzer is designed to bridge the wide coverage gap between comprehensive Ethernet twisted pair PHY compliance testing and rudimentary link verification testing. The PVA-3000 introduces an innovative multi-port capability dedicated to 10/100/1000BaseT physical layer characterization under controlled impairments including line loss, ingress noise, jittered or offset timing, and even Power-over-Ethernet. The PVA-3000 tests Ethernet switches and routers, discrete LAN interfaces, link transmission components, and network service integrity at any DTE interface.




The PVA-3000 introduces new measurement techniques for assessing LAN PHY Transmitter performance. These measurements enable a simple RJ-45 interface to the device-under-test and are performed on a live link – that is, the test instrument acts as the link partner while performing physical layer assessments. Transmitters and physical interfaces are characterized by methods that are completely independent of their receiver characteristics.


PVA-3000 metering, while very different from the traditional time-domain measurements associated with LAN PHY compliance testing, is actually analogous to the types of testing typically seen in wired or wireless RF communications channels. In this regard, both measurements and calibrations are readily automated and are based upon similar conceptual constructs as seen with ordinary spectral analysis and vector network analysis. Calibrations required for PSD, Echo Response, and Crosstalk are fully automated and require no external fixturing. PVA-3000 transmission measurements can also readily be used to assess passive link components including cabling and patch panels or to assess LAN signal integrity at any point in a LAN link.


PVA 3000 Phy Analysis






Sifos - Company Description:




Sifos Technologies is a privately held company, founded in 2003, focused on developing test & measurement solutions through innovation of products that will increase the capability of test and decrease the overall cost of test through reduction of test time, equipment, and fixture requirements. The Sifos team is currently working with the leading test labs, networking equipment, and silicon vendors to develop the solution that will meet the needs of the industry and test for interoperability, functionality, and performance bench-marking. Airtrace is the UK Vendor for the PowerSync Analyzer 3000 family.