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OLT and ONU BER Measurements for 100G-EPON


Launch of SQA Series 100G-EPON Test Solution

January 4th, 2017 – Anritsu Corporation (President Hirokazu Hashimoto) is launching its Signal Quality Analyzer MP1800A Series 100G-EPON*1 Test Solution on January 4, 2017.
The newly developed 100G-EPON Application Software MX180014A and Signal Quality Analyzer MP1800A supports BER measurements of OLT*2 and ONU*3 for the latest 100G-EPON standard.

[Development Background]
Optical Access networks using Passive Optical Network (PON) technology are expanding due to the explosive increase in broadband services supporting 4K/8K video and other applications. Due to the recent growth in data traffic, optical Access networks are rapidly transitioning to high-speed 10-Gbit/s PON technology while simultaneously discussing adoption of the next-generation 100G-EPON standard (IEEE802.3ca) offering bit rates of 25 Gbit/s per signal. As a result, development of OLT and ONU units for PON systems requires both wideband 25-Gbit/s performance as well as more precise timing and margin measurements due to the shorter time per bit.

[MX180014A for PON Test]
The MP1800A is a plug-in modular Bit Error Rate Tester (BERT) for measuring a wide range of interfaces up to multichannel 32 Gbit/s. The MP1800A signal-source multichannel synchronization and skew adjustment functions are optimum for OLT tests requiring high-accuracy timing setting. In addition, high-reproducibility BER measurement is achieved by high-quality output waveforms and high input sensitivity performance.
The MX180014A software controls the MP1800A to generate 2ch test-signal burst patterns*4 and set skew. OLT evaluation input sensitivity and timing tests are made easy by the GUI for setting test-signal pattern length and timing.


  • BER Measurement of 100G-EPON OLT/ONU
  • Multichannel Sync and Skew Adjustment Functions
  • High-reproducibility BER Measurements using High-quality Output Waveforms and High-input Sensitivity (10 mV typ.)
  • Easy GUI for 2ch Test Signal Pattern Length and Timing Settings


[Details of MP1800A]

[Target Markets and Applications]

  • Target Markets: 100G-EPON
  • Target Applications: Development of 100G-EPON OLT and ONU

*1 EPON: Ethernet Passive Optical Network
Network using Ethernet communications over Passive Optical Network (PON) for communications with multiple households by splitting one optical fiber

*2 OLT: Optical Line Terminal
Device installed in PON system provider office

*3 ONU: Optical Network Unit
Device installed at PON system user side

*4 Burst Pattern
Continuous signal sent after some signal-off time

About Anritsu

Anritsu Corporation ( has been a provider of innovative communications solutions for more than 120 years. The company's test and measurement solutions include wireless, optical, microwave/RF and digital instruments, operations support systems and solutions that can be used during R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed devices for design into communication products and systems. With the addition of OSS monitoring solutions it has expanded its offering to provide complete solutions for existing and next-generation wireline and wireless communication systems and service providers. Anritsu sells in over 90 countries worldwide with approximately 4,000 employees.

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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