Tektronix ST103-RX SONET Test Set Receiver

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Tektronix ST103-RX SONET Test Set Receiver
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Tektronix Test Equipment ST103-RX
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The ST103-RX is the Receiver part of the ST103A Sonet Test Set, which includes the ST103-TX Transmitter.
Tektronix Test Equipment ST103-RX Features
  • VT Channel Scan
  • Multiple SONET Alarm Generation
  • J1 Trace Byte Programming
  • Quick Setups
  • User-defined Configurations
  • Non-SONET Testing
  • Payload Mappings
  • Multiple Outputs
  • DCC and Orderwire Access
  • Payload Frame Formats
  • Switch Time and Payload Delays
  • SONET Loop Timing
  • LabVIEW for Windows Compatibility
  • Receiver Frame Capture
  • RS-232, GPIB, and Parallel Printer Interfaces
  • Both Bit-and Byte-synchronous VT 1.5 Payload mappings with SLC-96 and ESF Frame Formats
  • SONET Data Communications Channel Access
  • Multiple Simultaneous SONET Alarms
  • 87/3 and Burst-of-7 Pointer Stress Sequences
  • SONET Line Loop Timing on an OC-n Signal
  • APS Switching Time and SPE Transport Delay Measurements
  • VT 1.5 Payload Analysis, 7X4 and 1X28 Mapping
  • DSI through OC3 standard (optional OC12)
Tektronix Test Equipment ST103-RX Specs
STS-1 Interfaces
  • STS-1: 51.84 MHz
  • STSX-1: Monitor or terminate levels


STS-3 Interfaces
  • STS-3: 1.55.52 MHz
  • NRZ: ECL, 50 ohms BNC
  • Clock: ECL, 50 ohms BNC


DS1 Interfaces
  • DS1: 1.544 MHz
  • DSX-1: B3ZS or AMI, monitor or terminate levels


DS3 Interfaces
  • DS3: 44.736 MHz
  • DSX-3: Bridge or terminate levels


Auxiliary Interfaces
  • Frame capture trigger
  • Bit error
  • B3 error


TOH/POH Monitor
Section Measurements
  • B1 Coding Errors: Total, rate, ESs, %EFSs
  • SEFS: Total
  • SESs: Total for x or more CVs or OOF (X=9 for STS-1Rate, x = 16 for OC3 rate, x = 63 for OC12 rate)
  • SONET frame: A1, A2, Pattern errors, OOF


Line Measurements
  • B2 Coding Errors: Total, rate, ESs, %EFSs
  • SESs: Total for x or more CVs or OOF (x = 12 for STS-1 rate, x = 32 for OC3 rate, x = 124 for OC12 rate)
  • Alarm and error: LOP, FERF, Pointer out-of-range, APS byte failure, invalid K1


STS Path Measurement
  • B3: Total, Rate, ESs, %ESFs
  • SESs: Total for nine or more CVs or OOF


VT Path (Floating VT) Measurements
  • BIB-2: Total, rate, ESs, %EFSs
  • SESs: Total for nine or more CVs or OOF


DS3 (Payload or Input) Measurements
  • M13 or C-bit parity: Rate, total ESs, %EFSs
  • Bit errors (PRBS or fixed word): Rate, total ESs, %ESFs
  • Alarms: BPV, AIS, Idle, FEBE, X-Bit, and all 1s


DS1 (Payload or Input) Measurements
  • Bit errors (PRBS or fixed word): Rate, total, ESs, % ESFs
  • Alarms: BPV, AIS, yellow, CRC-6, OOF, Frame errors

Pointer Measurements: Detects and stores PJ or NDF on a selected VT

APS Measurements: Protection Switching Counts (PSCs), Protection Switching Duration (PSD)

Frame Measurements: RAM captures last 40 STS-1 frames before/after user-defined trigger

Tektronix Test Equipment ST103-RX Applications
  • Network Pointer and Payload Stress Tests
  • Conformance and Compliance Testing
  • Pass/Fail Testing
  • Tributary Mapping and Demapping