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Anritsu Introduces Software for Fast, Accurate, Cost-Effective Analysis of Active Optical Cables and Direct Attach Cables

- Jitter Analysis and Transmission Analysis Software Packages for MP2100A BERTWave BERT Creates Single-Instrument Solution That Cuts Test Costs in Half -


For immediate release - Anritsu Company introduces two software packages for its MP2100A BERTWave series of BERT that create a single-instrument solution that cuts the cost of testing active optical cables (AOC) and direct attach cables (DAC) in half. With the software installed, the MP2100A BERTWave provides developers of communications equipment, servers, computers, electronic components and cables used in digital transmission systems with an all-in-one solution that supports jitter decomposition analysis, S21 transmission characteristics, and waveform simulation.

The Jitter Analysis Software can separately measure each type of jitter, such as TJ, DJ, RJ, DDJ and DDPWS, while the Transmission Analysis Software supports analysis of S21 transmission characteristics and waveform simulation. Installing both software packages in the MP2100A adds high-speed post-simulation waveform analysis to the standard BER, Eye Pattern, and Eye Mask measurements of the MP2100A. All of these measurements are made with a high degree of efficiency, due to the MP2100A’s advanced linear equalizer.

Because of its measurement capability and superior accuracy, the MP2100A BERT – with the software installed – can conduct highly efficient evaluations on AOCs and DACs. BERTWave now supports all digital high-speed communications standards, including Fibre Channel, InfiniBand, USB, SAS/SATA, and 10/40/100 GbE.

The MP2100A BERTWave series is an all-in-one BERT, Pulse Pattern Generator, and sampling oscilloscope. Since it performs BER measurements and eye pattern analysis simultaneously, it greatly shortens measurement times. The single-instrument solution is ideal for both R&D and manufacturing tests because it increases efficiency and cuts measurement costs by eliminating time-consuming setup.

About Anritsu
Anritsu Corporation ( has been a provider of innovative communications solutions for more than 110 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. Following its acquisition of NetTest in 2005, it has expanded its offering to provide complete solutions for existing and next-generation wireline and wireless communication systems and service providers. Anritsu sell in over 90 countries worldwide with approximately 4,000 employees.

Jonathan Borrill
Director of Marketing
Anritsu EMEA Limited
200 Capability Green
Tel: 01582 433200
Fax: 01582 731303
Email: Jonathan Borrill

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