QSFP / QSFP+ Host Test Board

The Timbercon QSFP/QSFP+ (Quad Small Form Factor Pluggable) MSA Compliant Host Test Board is designed to provide an efficient and easy method of programming and high speed AC testing of 40G QSFP/QSFP+ transceivers and active optical cables, and customizing Timbercon‘s QSFP/QSFP+ electrical loopbacks.

The Timbercon QSFP/QSFP+ Host Test Board comes complete with Windows based software (Windows 98 & above) to enable intuitive memory map programming and testing, controlled via a mini B USB port. It is designed to simulate an ideal environment for QSFP/QSFP+ transceiver module testing, characterization and manufacturing test. Its high speed properties make the host board as electrically transparent as possible, allowing for a more accurate assessment of the module’s performance.


  • QSFP/QSFP+ MSA Compliant
  • Current / Power Supply Monitoring
  • High Performance PCB Traces Support up to 4 x 14Gb/s
  • 16 SMA Connectors for Testing the TX and RX Channels
  • USB Controlled
  • User Friendly Graphic User Interface (GUI) Exceeds XLAUI Compliance Criteria


  • Economical QSFP/QSFP+ Port Testing
  • Independent of Module Manufacture
  • Electrically Transparent
  • Easy to Use / Easy to Set Up
  • Board Level System Testing
  • Superior Signal Integrity


  • Test and Incoming Inspection for Transceivers and Electrical Loopbacks
  • Memory Map Programming For Transceivers and Electrical Loopbacks
  • Transceiver Development and Analysis
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