The Test Bed


Located in Georgia Tech’s Technology Square Research Building, the Terabit test bed and extensive supporting simulation capabilities enable rigorous and independent evaluation of optical and electronic signal processing strategies, new modulation formats and receiver technologies, high-speed silicon CMOS-based electronics, and classical/modern forward error correction, all in realistic optical fiber transport and electronic transceiver environments.


The test bed is outfitted with state of the art equipment. It is packed from floor to ceiling with tools and electronics to support industry leading research. Some of the most used hardware includes:

  • (2x) Agilent DSA93004L Infiniium High-Performance Oscilloscope
  • SHF 12103A Bit Pattern Generator
  • (2x) CSA8000 Communications Signal Analyzer
  • HP 8510C Network Analyzer
  • HP8517B S Parameter Test Set
  • Agilent 86037C Chromatic Dispersion Test Solution


The $25 million, 200,000-square-foot Technology Square Research Building (TSRB) is a bricks-and-mortar testament to the state of Georgia’s desire to build a technology future for its residents. TSRB is the Southeast’s premier facility for next-generation communications research. It houses five cutting-edge research centers -- the Biomedical Interactive Technology Center, the Georgia Electronic Design Center (GEDC), the Graphics, Visualization and Usability (GVU) Center, the Interactive Media Technology Center and the Samsung Design Center. And it provides research space for 500 world-class faculty and student researchers from Georgia Tech’s School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and College of Computing.

The building’s conference facilities – including a 100-seat auditorium, three banquet rooms, sixteen conference rooms, training rooms and video teleconferencing capabilities -- are used to facilitate and showcase the work taking place here.

Located in Midtown Atlanta, TSRB is an integral part of Georgia Tech’s innovative Technology Square complex – a multi-use development that offers a unique blend of business, educational, research and retail space.