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MP2110A Sampling Oscilloscope for 53 Gbaud PAM4 Optical Signal Analysis

31/08/2018

For 200G/400G Optical Device Production Line Configurations

BERTWave™ (100G BERT,Sampling Oscilloscope) MP2110A Option054 with monitor

Anritsu Corporation (President Hirokazu Hamada) announces start of firmware downloads adding a 53 Gbaud PAM4 analysis function to the previous 26 Gbaud support for the company’s Sampling Oscilloscope of BERTWave MP2110A targeted at production and inspection of optical modules. As well as featuring both high-sensitivity and high-speed measurements, with this release the MP2110A now supports development and production-line inspection of next-generation QSFP-DD optical transceivers expected to be deployed in data centers.

[Development Background]

Data traffic is growing exponentially due to the spread of flat-rate video streaming and other cloud services. Coping with this growth requires deployment of transmission-equipment interfaces exceeding speeds of 100 Gbit/s, and 200/400 GbE interfaces have already started appearing. Moreover, this 200/400 GbE transmission format uses PAM4*1 technology, instead of the older NRZ*2 technology.
Although currently manufactured optical modules, such as CFP8, etc., use 26-Gbaud PAM4 optical signals, future mass-produced QSFP-DD and OSFP modules will use 53-Gbaud PAM4 optical signals.

[Product Outline]

Under these circumstances, Anritsu has added a 53 Gbaud PAM4 analysis function to the previous 26 Gbaud support for its Sampling Oscilloscope of BERTWave MP2110A.
As well as NRZ technology, the MP2110A also supports PAM4 signal measurements, including TDECQ*3, enabling all-in-one quality evaluations of optical modules at speeds from 25 to 400 G. In addition, the MP2110A featuring high-speed measurement and PAM4 analysis will play a key role in improving optical module production-line productivity. Moreover, adding 53 Gbaud support for quality evaluation of next-generation optical modules helps cut capital equipment renewal costs.
The 53 Gbaud analysis function added by this upgrade is included in the PAM4 signal analysis software option (MP2110A-095).

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[Key Features (PAM4 Analysis Option)]

■ Easy Operation
TDECQ measurements adapted to the reference filter and Equalizer are supported to eliminate complex settings and capture high-reproducibility measured values correlated with other makers’ oscilloscopes.

■ High Speed
High sampling speeds of 250 kSample/s help cut measurement times and increase productivity.

■ High Sensitivity
The low-noise (3.4 μW) high-sensitivity O/E module supports accurate measurement of closed-Eye PAM4 signals to help increase line yields.

[Technical Terms]

*1 PAM4
Pulse Amplitude Modulation method for increasing transmission capacity using amplitude modulation; PAM4 uses four-level amplitude modulation

*2 NRZ
Abbreviation for Non Return to Zero digital signal transmission method in which data is transmitted using two values—0 and 1

*3 TDECQ
Abbreviation for Transmitter and Dispersion Eye Closure Quaternary used as typical measurement index of PAM4 optical signal quality; equivalent to NRZ Eye Mask and standardized by IEEE802.3


For further information please contact:

Anritsu Pte Ltd
11, Chang Charn Road
#04-01 Shriro House
Singapore 159640
Tel : 65-62822400
Fax :65-62822533
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