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Industry-First PCI Express 5.0® Receiver Tests

25/02/2020

MP1900A

Luton, United Kingdom, February 25, 2020 – Anritsu Corporation is pleased to announce the start of sales of its industry-first measurement solution using the company's Signal Quality Analyzer-R MP1900A series for Tx/Rx LEQ test systems specified in the PCI-Express® (PCIe) 5.0 Compliance Test items.

The developed PCIe Gen5 Link Training MX183000A-PL025 option and PCIe 5.0 Tx/Rx LEQ Test Automation software have been certified by PCI-SIG for use with the MP1900A as a PCIe 3.0/4.0 Tx/Rx LEQ Test measurement platform. With this added support for PCIe 5.0 Tx/Rx LEQ tests, this system is the industry's first measurement solution covering the PCIe 3.0, 4.0, and 5.0 standards.

Development Background
The start of 5G services offering high-speed communications using massive date volumes is expected to drive rapid advances in new technologies, such as IoT, AI, etc.

Data centers forming the backbone of this technology revolution are also experiencing increasing need for high-speed data processing and are adopting PCI Express technology for internal interfaces in data-center transmission equipment, servers, storage, etc., with expectations for early release of PCI 5.0 products offering transmission speeds of 32 GT/s.

To assure compatible connectivity, PCI-SIG stipulates conformance with the CEM*4 standard and is planning to put Compliance Test operations into effect in May.

Anritsu announced its Base Specification Rx test system required for the PCIe 5.0 early development stage IP and device testing in November 2019, and started commercial sales with the hope of speeding-up development of fast, high-density, low-power device designs. Anritsu is offering this CEM Specification Rx test system supporting Tx/Rx LEQ tests using this CEM standard to help customers bring their products to market as soon as possible.

Product Outline
The Signal Quality Analyzer-R MP1900A series is a multichannel BER measuring instrument with the functions and performance required for designing and testing next-generation network interfaces, such as 200/400/800G Ethernet, and high-speed-bus interfaces, such as PCI Express 4.0/5.0, USB3.2/4, and Thunderbolt.

With built-in pulse pattern generator (PPG) offering high-quality waveforms with industry-best levels (low intrinsic jitter of 115 fs rms), high-sensitivity (15 mV) error detector (ED), high-accuracy jitter (SJ, RJ, SSC, BUJ) generation sources, and CM-I/DM-I/white-noise sources, plus a Link Training function and support for LTSSM*5 analysis, it has a diverse application range, covering compliance and margin tests, troubleshooting, etc.

Additionally, the MP1900A provides all-in-one coverage for evaluating PCI Express and high-speed Ethernet equipment such as PAM4*6 optical modules and NICs used by data-center 200/400/800G Ethernet installations, facilitating introduction of next-generation interfaces and holding-down infrastructure capital costs.

About Anritsu 
Anritsu Corporation (www.anritsu.com), a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions for 120 years. Anritsu’s “2020 VISION” philosophy engages customers as true partners to help develop wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and digital solutions for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance applications, as well as multidimensional service assurance solutions for network monitoring and optimization. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices for communication products and systems. The company develops advanced solutions for 5G, M2M, IoT, as well as other emerging and legacy wireline and wireless communication markets. With offices throughout the world, Anritsu has approximately 3,500 employees in over 90 countries. 

For further information, please contact:

Anritsu:
Eric Fauxpoint
Director - EMEA Business Development
Anritsu EMEA
Tel: +33 1 60 92 15 50
Email: Eric.Fauxpoint(ATMARK)anritsu.com
www.anritsu.com
Agency:
Suzy Kenyon
Napier Partnership Limited
Tel: +44 (0) 1243 531123
Email: Suzy(ATMARK)napierb2b.com
www.napierb2b.com

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