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Anritsu Company Participating In OIF Demonstration at OFC/NFOEC

Test Leader Supplies BERTs, Network Performance Analyzer, and OSA as Part of Interoperability of Transponders and Optical Components for VR Presentation

Anritsu Company announces that it is participating in the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) demonstration on the interoperability of transponders and optical components for Very Long Reach (VR) applications using alternative modulation techniques being conducted at OFC/NFOEC. Anritsu donated its MP1763C 12.5G pulse pattern generator, MP1764D 12.5G error detector, MP1590B network performance analyzer, and MS9710C optical spectrum analyzer (OSA) for the demonstration.

"Anritsu has always been a leader in developing new technologies to advance the optical market. Our participation in the OIF demonstration and the Forum's research is testament to our commitment to the optical marketplace," said Hiroshi Goto, optical marketing manager for Anritsu. "Additionally, as a leader in optical test, we feel that our participation in such a viable industry group is critical to achieving the advances that will help the market grow."

Participants will demonstrate interoperability of an application code for VR links. The OIF, working in conjunction with the ITU-T, SG 15 developed the application code (P1V1-2C2) as part of the ITU-T G.959.1 specification. This VR application code was accepted by the ITU during its February 2006 meeting in Geneva, and is based on alternate modulation techniques supporting transmission through 2400 ps/nm of residual dispersion without regeneration or in-line optical compensation. The application code supports carrier requirements for longer reaches at lower costs and allows for direct upgrade of 2.5 Gb/s to 10 Gb/s VR links.

"The test methodology was derived from the OIF's Transponder Interoperability Implementation Agreement to ensure multi-vendor compatibility," said Karl Gass of Sandia National Laboratories and the OIF Physical Layer Users Working Group chair. "This is an opportunity for component and module suppliers to demonstrate the maturity of a new industry standard."

Anritsu's market-leading MP1763C/MP1764D is the only 12.5G BERT system with the differential inputs, • speed differential outputs, and CDR (Clock/Data Recovery) required for evaluating 4.25G Fibre Channel as well as 10 GbE XAUI and SFI-4P2 devices.

Anritsu's MP1590B is a single-instrument solution for testing SDH/SONET and OTN equipment, as well as measuring Ethernet and IP networks up to 10 GbE. The MS9710C OSA covers a wide wavelength range from 600 nm to 1750 nm, and features high power level accuracy, wide dynamic range, and high reception sensitivity.

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