SOURCE: Timbercon, Inc.

Timbercon, Inc.

September 13, 2011 11:13 ET

Timbercon Announces the QSFP/QSFP+ Host Test Board

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - Sep 13, 2011) - Timbercon, Inc., a fiber optic product and solution manufacturing company, announced today the availability of their new QSFP/QSFP+ Host Test Board. The QSFP/QSFP+ Host Test Board (HTB) is designed to provide an efficient and easy method of testing QSFP/QSFP+ transceivers, active cables, and customizing Timbercon's QSFP/QSFP+ electric loopbacks.

The QSFP/QSFP+ HTB includes Timbercon proprietary operations software and a user manual to enable QSFP/QSFP+ memory map programming and testing. The software communicates to the board through an easy-to-use USB connection and is Windows® based. The software is designed to operate on Windows 98 and above.

The QSFP/QSFP+ HTB features transmit, receive, computer interface, and power supply ports. It includes a status LED that when connected, will illuminate when the signal is asserted. There are 16 SMA connectors to meet customers' testing requirements during the development and analysis of transceivers.

The QSFP/QSFP+ Host Test Board is designed to simulate an ideal environment for QSFP/QSFP+ transceiver module testing, using Rogers 3003 PC board material and single-ended micro-strip transmission lines. These properties make the Host Test Board as electrically transparent as possible, allowing a more accurate assessment of the QSFP/QSFP+ transceiver or electric loopback modules' performance.

"Our customers approached us with the need to program custom memory maps and test the functionality of QSFP/QSFP+ transceivers during development," said Cindy Wolcott, Account Manager for Timbercon. "The QSFP/QSFP+ Host Board meets and exceeds our customers' testing requirements by evaluating data rates up to 40 Gbps."

About Timbercon, Inc.
Founded in 1997, Timbercon, Inc. is a fiber optic product and solution manufacturing company providing a vast array of connectivity solutions to the data storage, telecommunications, military, industrial, medical, broadcast and networking industries. In addition to standard fiber optic patch cords and attenuated loopbacks, Timbercon has pioneered proprietary products, many of which are now considered to be an industry benchmark. Additional company information can be found at

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