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PVA-3000 PhyView® Analyzer

Comprehensive 10/100/1000 PHY Testing Made Easy

See the PhyView Analyzer Video Presentation 47 min.

See a 24-Port Gigabit Switch Test Demonstration 14 min.

NEW! Fully Automated, Multi-Port PHY Qualification Test performs moderate coverage Transmission and Receiver Tests on 10/100/1000Base-T Ports in as little as 75 seconds per port.


The PVA-3000 PhyView Analyzer is designed to bridge the wide

 coverage gap 

between comprehensive Ethernet twisted pair PHY compliance testing and simple packet 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 10/100/1000Base-T interface.

Key Features

10/100/1000 Physical Layer Testing Simplified
Just Plug.....Run.....Evaluate
No Scopes, No Fixtures, No Probes, No Test Modes, No Cable Spools!
Test Any 10/100/1000 Interface, Anywhere
Faster and More Informative Alternative to Packet Testing
Answer What's Wrong, How Wrong, and Where?
Fully Automated PHY Performance Test Suite for LAN Interface Analysis
Fully Automated 10/100/1000Base-T Interface Analysis
Fully Automated PSE DC Unbalance Analysis
Fully Automated Multi-Port PHY Qualification
Transmitter Performance Qualification
Receiver Performance Qualification
Innovative New Measurements on 10/100/1000 Transmitted Signals
Accelerated Receiver Testing with Versatile Physical Impairments
Externally Accessible Impairments - Combine

 with Packet Analyzers Sifos PSA-3000 and PSA-1200 Chassis

 Compatible Compact, Portable 2-Port PVA-3002 - Same Testing Features

PVA-3000 Metering & Impairments

Transmission Parameters
o Wideband Signal Power
o Signal-to-Noise Ratio (Residual Distortion) o Power Spectral Distortion
o Pair Timing Skew
Port Parameters
o Wideband Return Loss
o Wideband Crosstalk
Receiver Measurements
o Link Stability
o MAC Frame Count / Packet Flow
Receiver Impairments
o Worst Case 802.3 Line Insertion Loss
o Programmable Ingress Noise
o Programmable Frequency Offset
o Programmable Transmit Jitter
o Line Mismatch
Link-Up & Auto-Negotiation Information
o Auto-Negotiation Advertisement
o Forced Auto-Negotiation Modes

o 1000Base-T Auto-Neg Timing Parameters


PVA Interactive Graphical User Interface Software

Get productive quickly with the PhyView Analyzer using PVA Interactive software (for Microsoft Windows). Configure test ports, configure impairments, control link-up conditions, and assess link stability with simple menu selections. Meters such as Rx Power, SNR, Power Spectral Distortion, Wideband Return Loss, and Wideband Crosstalk are readily configured to produce single or multi-pair information in a single mouse click. Full access

 to the PhyView Performance Test Suite with

 one-button test sequencing is supported under


PowerShell PSA Script Automation Software

 the automated test menu. MAC packetdefinition and

 transmission as well as packet counting are supported along with fully automated, one-button test port calibration


Every feature of each PVA-3000 test port is

 directly accessible and programmable using the Tcl/Tk-based PowerShell PSA interactive scripting environment. Issue interactive commands and queries, sequence tests and calibrations, or generate custom test programs using high level API commands and utilities built into this productive script development environment.

PVA-VeriPhy Automated Multi-Port 10/100/1000Base-T Qualification

The PhyView Analyzer is provided with an flexible and fully automated test application for evaluating 1 to 6 10/100/1000Base-T ports at a time with a test throughput of as little as 75 seconds per port tested! Accessible from PowerShell PSA, the pva_veriphy program offers effortless defect coverage of transmitters and receivers and is readily sequenced to test groups of 4 or 6 ports per test cycle.

Each port tested is evaluated for:

Link Stability & SNR
o 10Base-T Link Stability with 802.3 Worst Case Insertion Los
o 100Base-Tx Link Stability with 802.3 Worst Case Insertion Loss
o 1000Base-T Link Stability with 802.3 Worst Case Insertion Loss
o 100Base-Tx Tx Pair SNR
o 1000Base-T Single Pair SNR
o Link Stablity Summary: GOOD | MARGINAL | FAIL

Tranmission Performance
o 100Base-Tx Tx Pair Vpk-pk
o 1000Base-T Single-Pair Vpk-pk
o 100Base-Tx Single-Pair 50KHz & 62MHz Power Spectral Distortion
o 1000Base-T Single-Pair 50KHz & 62MHz Power Spectral Distortion
o 1000Base-T Single-Pair Wideband Return Loss
o Transmit Performance Summary: GOOD | MARGINAL | FAIL
Receiver Performance
o Maximum Rate Link Stability with 802.3 Worst Case Insertion Loss, Alien Crosstalk, and Jitter
o Receiver Performance Summary: GOOD | MARGINAL | FAIL

The pva_veriphy test provides user controls for link rates tested, link failure action, reporting modes, and summary categorization criteria for each test.

For more information regarding Sifos please contact Gerard Fianen at Indes IDS. 



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