Telebyte SPE Test Automation Software

Automation of SPE Standards-Based Testing

Enabling a Fully Integrated Approach to SPE Testing

The Telebyte SPE Test Automation Software provides easy control and configuration of the devices in the test bed as well as data storage and reporting. This automates, unifies, standardizes and simplifies the testing process, thereby enabling repeatability across implementations, saving time and lowering costs.

Standardization in testing methods is of great importance for any technology to succeed. This develops the trust and reliability needed to accelerate SPE technology. Our convenient and efficient software is designed for automated testing following the standards below:


  • Ethernet-APL Port Profile Specification (FCG TS10186) Rev 1.2
  • Ethernet-APL Data Test Specification (FCG TT10188) Rev 1.5.4
  • Ethernet-APL Power Test Specification (FCG TT10189) Rev 1.3

IEEE 802.3 – 2022 / IEEE 802.3dd (Coming soon)

Types of Tests
o   Conformance
-Transmitter and Receiver Validation Stressed BER in the presence of noise
-Tx Test Mode 1, Validation Jitter, Tx Voltage Level
-Tx Test Mode 2, Validation Tx Voltage Droop, Tx Distortion
-Tx Test Mode 3, Validation PSD Mask and Tx Power Level
-Tx Disable MDI Return Loss, Validation Differential Characteristic Impedance
o   Physical Coding Sublayer (PCS) Transmit and Receive Signaling
o   Advertisement & Auto-Negotiation Verification
o   Power Class (Validation)
o   Power Events Minimum and Maximum Current and Voltages, Short Circuit, Differential Ripple Noise In & Out of Band
o   Interoperability Testing in deployment type environments over various cable types, impulsive noise and alien crosstalk with traffic
 • Easy Selection of Built-In Standards Tests
• Realtime Test Status Feedback
• Convenient Configuration and Setup of Power Source or Load Devices
Controls 10BASE-T1L Devices Under Test
o  Configuration of Operating Mode
o  Reads 10BASE-T1L DUT Register Information
o  MSE, SNR, Rx, Errors
o  Power Classification
Traffic Generation and Analysis
o  ICMP Ping
o  10Mbps Rate Full Duplex for BER
o  PCS and Protocol Analysis
Controls Cable Emulator
o  Cable Type, Length, Cable Faults, DC Resistance
o  Reads Current, Voltage at Side A and Side B
Controls Noise Generator
o  Alien Crosstalk “6 around 1” 10BASE-T1L
o  Time Domain Impulsive Noise, Duration and Amplitude
Controls Oscilloscope
o  Waveform capture and analysis
o  FFT for PSD and Transmit Power Level
Controls Power Supply and/or Programmable Load
o  Slew rates
o  Voltage level
o  Current draw
 • Controls VNA and DMM
• Store Data in SQL Database/Display
Live Graphs and Table Information
o  Time correlated data telemetry
o  Waveforms / Tables
o  Method of Procedure Log Files
o  Pass / Fail Test Reports

Select Tests from Standard and Run

Configure Devices

Produce Test Reports & Graphs


The Telebyte Automation Software is installed on the customer PC. It is used to configure and control the device under test and the test instrumentation required to execute and complete the data, power and interoperability tests. It also stores and analyzes measured results to provide pass / fail criteria based on the specific standard selected. 

The Automation Software runs on Windows 10 / 11 and communicates via TCP/IP, ICMP Ping, USB, VISA, and a RESTful API. It sequences through selectable tests and controls the DUT, Programmable Power Supply, Programmable Load, Digital Storage Oscilloscope, Signal Generator (AWG), Vector Network Analyzer (VNA), Telebyte Channel Emulator Model 4950, Telebyte Power Source Probe, Telebyte Powered Device (Load) Probe, and traffic implementing ICMP Ping. Signal Capture and Analysis is completed in the time domain, with the 10BASE-T1L signaling, differential noise over various channel and power conditions specific to the test plan. Current and voltage is measured to ensure correct Power Class compliance. Signal Analysis is implemented using MATLAB, which is integrated into the Telebyte Automation Software.

Supported Equipment

Channel Emulators

ManufacturerPart NumberDescription
Telebyte4950-00110BASE-T1L / Ethernet-APL Channel Emulator. Integrated Noise Injector, AWGN, ripple noise generator, power monitor, cable faults, SCCP Protocol Analyzer, maximum cable 1100m
Telebyte4950-00210BASE-T1L / Ethernet-APL Channel Emulator. Integrated Noise Injector, AWGN, ripple noise generator, power monitor, cable faults, SCCP Protocol Analyzer, maximum cable 1700m


ManufacturerPart NumberDescription
Telebyte4950-P01High impedance Multifunction Probe

Arbitrary Waveform Generators

ManufacturerPart NumberDescription
SiglentSDG6022X200 MHz Arbitrary, Sweep Function Generator 2 Channel Sine, Square, Ramp, Pulse Display Type Touchscreen
Keysight33612A (Coming soon)Waveform generator, 2-Channels MEM Option 64MSa Memory
80 MHz
Keysight33622A (Coming soon)Waveform Generator, 2 Channels MEM Option 64MSa Memory 120 MHz

Vector network analyzers

ManufacturerPart NumberDescription
AEMMMVNA-2008-Channel Vectored Network Analyzer, 100 kHz to 3 GHz
KeysightP5000B-200 (Coming soon)Vector Network Analyzer, 9kHz to 4.5 GHz, 2-port, with Thunderbolt 3 Interface


ManufacturerPart NumberDescription
SiglentSDS2104X HD12-Bit Digital Storage Oscilloscope, 100MHz, 4 Channels
KeysightEXR054A (Coming soon)Infiniium EXR-Series Oscilloscope: 500 MHz, 4 Channels
KeysightEXR204A (Coming soon)Infiniium EXR-Series Real-Time Oscilloscope, 2 GHz, 16 GSa/s, 100Mpts, 4 Ch

DC Electronic Loads

ManufacturerPart NumberDescription
SiglentSDL1020XProgrammable DC Load,  150V, 30A, 200W, Resolution:
1 mV / 1 mA
KeysightEL33133A DC (Coming soon)Electronic Load, Single-Input: 150V, 40A, 250W, Resolution: 0.05% + 820 µA

Programmable Power Supplies

ManufacturerPart NumberDescription
KeysightE36232A200W Auto-ranging Power Supply, 60V, 10A, 1 Channel
KeysightE36234A (Coming soon)400W Auto-ranging Dual Output Power Supply, 60V, 10A, 2 Channel

Digital Multimeters

ManufacturerPart NumberDescription
Keysight34465A (Coming soon)Bench Digital Multimeter, 6.5 Digit, 50 kS/s
Keysight34470A (Coming soon)Digital multimeter, 7 1/2 digit, 50kS/s
Please note the supported equipment is available for purchase from Telebyte.