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Anritsu Company Introduces Single Instrument that Conducts BER Measurements and Eye Pattern Analysis Simultaneously

3/23/2010
BERTWave Series Reduces Instrument Costs and Measurement Times When Testing Active Optical Devices and Modules

Anritsu Company introduces the MP2100A BERTWave series that features a single-instrument solution that can conduct 10 Gbit/s BER measurements and eye pattern analysis simultaneously, eliminating the need to use separate instruments for such tests. By combining these two important measurements into a single instrument, the BERTWave series significantly reduces instrument costs and measurement times, making it a superior alternative for manufacturers to verify the performance of their active optical devices and modules.

Signal integrity measurements are made quickly and with a high degree of confidence with the BERTWave series. Designed with a built-in mixed remote command function for batch-processing multiple measurement commands, the BERTWave can conduct BER measurements in 10 ms, approximately 30% faster than comparable instruments. Eye pattern analysis is also conducted much faster with the BERTWave, due to the instrument’s support of high-speed sampling. For example, mask tests can be performed in approximately 12 sec. Additionally, the BERTWave has a tracking function that eliminates troublesome – and time consuming – setting changes for Tx and Rx signals.

The BERTWave series is designed with a Bessel filter with ideal frequency characteristics that support high-accuracy extinction ratio measurements. Measurement accuracy is very high because the calibration is conducted with a reference light source that holds error to < ±0.05 dB (typical). Additionally, a correction function automatically adjusts the measured extinction ratio to assure correlation with other instruments.

Simple to operate, the BERTWave has a 12.1-inch wide touch-panel display. Despite the large display, the instrument is compactly designed, measuring 221H x 341W x 180D (mm) and weighing less than 7 kg. Environmentally friendly, the BERTWave consumes <300 VA of power, which also reduces operating expenses.

Customers can tailor the MP2100A configuration according to their testing requirements. In addition to the all-in-one solution, the BERTWave series includes the MP2101A, a BER tester that supports 8.5 Gbit/s to 11.32 Gbit/s, and the MP2102A, an eye/pulse pattern tester that supports high-speed mask tests.


Client Contact:
Kim Collins
Director, Americas Marketing
Anritsu Company
972.761.4625
kim.collins@anritsu.com
Agency Contact:
Patrick Brightman
SGW
973.263.5475
pbrightman@sgw.com