I have a few questions on UG-551 X stream ADI BERT
I have been using it manually to measure BERs and it seems to perform pretty well compared to more expensive specialised equipment.
I would now like to automate the use of UG 551 for BER testing over a range of BERs for my optical link tests.
I need to make measurements on a system which can be noisy so that the READ ERROR register fills to its limit quickly..
To calculate BER I need the number of errors and number of bits received or the time of measurement for that error count.
Ideally I would like to be able to set and measure, via the i2c interface, the error count time, rather than by clicking buttons on the HSG Standalone PRBS generator/ error detector.screen.
Can I set and read the error count time via i2c ?
Can the error register be accessed via the i2c link so I can read out its value to PC and determine BER with a spreadsheet ?
If anyone knows how these two things can be done, I'd be grateful for help
I don't quite understand the value of the READ DATA readout; for what is it useful?