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Network Performance Tester

This product has been discontinued Replacement Model(s) : MD1230B , MP1590B
  • An all-in-one instrument for measuring SDH/SONET/OTN/PDH/DSn/Jitter performance
  • Supports EoS (VCAT, LCAS, Differential Delay) measurements
  • Supports 10/100/1000M, Gigabit, and 10 Gigabit Ethernet measurements
  • One unit supports measurement of up to 128 Ethernet ports


The MP1591A provides large capacity, multi-slot test capability for diversified networks with both line (SONET/SDH/OTN) and client (Ethernet) sides. The MP1591A is the ideal solution when working with increasingly common multiport equipment; it has expansion slots for up to 16 interface modules, and the 10GbE interface module supports LAN-PHY measurements. The MP1591A supports the modules used in the MD1230/MP1590 families. An example of its high capacity its ability to support up to 128 10/100/1000 BASE-T Ethernet ports in a single chassis.

  • Supports 1.5 Mbps to 10.7 Gbps interfaces with only one unit
  • Full Ethernet and IP analysis for multi-port 10/100 Mb, 1 Gb, and 10 Gb Ethernet with simultaneous SONET/SDH/OTN analysis
  • Performs ITU-T G.709 OTN measurements for both OTU-1 (2.66 Gbps) and OTU-2 (10.71 Gbps) rates
  • Poisson error insertion capability enables correct FEC function evaluation
  • Traditional and arbitrary concatenation mapping
  • Support for both SONET and SDH framing as well as "No Frame" patterns
  • SONET/SDH overhead setting and monitoring
  • Error analysis measurements conforming to ITU-T Rec. G.821/G.826/G.828/G.829, M.2100/M.2101/M.2110/M.2120 and GR-820
  • Jitter generation and measurement for SONET (OC-1 to OC-192), SDH (STM-0 to STM-64), OTN (OTU1 and OTU2), and 10 Gb Ethernet (10.3 Gbps) per ITU-T standards
  • Optical performance testing for SONET (OC-1 to OC-192), SDH (STM-0 to STM-64) and OTN (OTU1 and OTU2)
  • Electrical performance testing for DS1/DS3, E1/2/3/4, STS-1/3/192, STM-0/1/64, and OTN OTU2
  • Through mode operation for all SONET/SDH, OTN, DSn, and PDH rates
  • Divide-by-16 clock or frame synchronization output signal for external sampling oscilloscope
  • External optical input function enables user-provided input wavelengths