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Anritsu expands MP1800A Series of Signal Quality Analyzers to Support Higher Speed Serial Transmissions

11/06/2015
New MP1861A MUX and MP1862A DEMUX enable enhanced signal quality evaluations, including 56G and 64G BER measurements

Luton, UK – 11th June, 2015 – Anritsu Corporation announces the launch of its new MP1861A MUX and MP1862A DEMUX modules for the MP1800A Signal Quality Analyzer. This will expand the functions of the MP1800A 32G BERT to support 56G and 64G BER measurements required for evaluating high-speed serial transmission devices, such as SERDES. When used in conjunction with the MP1800A, the two new modules support a generation of NRZ Data and BER measurements up to 64.2 Gbit/s. In addition, the support for Jitter Tolerance and Bathtub Jitter measurements meets the recommendations of the latest CEI-56G and 400GbE standards.


In order to address the ever increasing demands for speed and capacity, the server, storage and communications markets are moving towards the conversion to parallel lanes, with an increase in serial transmission speeds and the adoption of PAM transmission. At the same time the IEEE is examining a switch from 100GbE to 400GbE, and the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) is examining new-high-speed interfaces, such as upgrading from CEI-28G to CEI-56G.


“The result of this extensive standards work is a requirement to test these new capabilities, and to ensure the new technologies can be reliably built and deployed in the field using the newest standards for the required high speed interfaces” said Jonathan Borrill, Director of Marketing at Anritsu (EMEA). “The breadth of functionality that the MP1800A series offers will help make these higher speeds for server and network equipment possible sooner”.


Anritsu’s MP1800A Signal Quality Analyzer series is a plug-in, modular-type Bit Error Rate Tester (BERT) simultaneously accommodating Pulse Pattern Generator (PPG), Error Detector (ED), synthesizer, and jitter generation modules. It supports simultaneous generation of synchronous signals and measurement of Bit Error Rates (BER), for up to 8 channels, by installing multiple 32G PPG and ED modules.

About Anritsu

Anritsu Corporation (www.anritsu.com) has been a provider of innovative communications solutions for more than 120 years. The company's test and measurement solutions include wireless, optical, microwave/RF and digital instruments, operations support systems and solutions that can be used during R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed devices for design into communication products and systems. With the addition of OSS monitoring solutions it has expanded its offering to provide complete solutions for existing and next-generation wireline and wireless communication systems and service providers. Anritsu sells in over 90 countries worldwide with approximately 4,000 employees.

Contact

Jonathan Borrill
Director of Marketing
Anritsu EMEA Limited
200 Capability Green
Luton
Bedfordshire
LU1 3LU
Tel: 01582 433200
Fax: 01582 731303
Email: Jonathan Borrill

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