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Anritsu Releases BERTWave MP2110A Sampling Oscilloscope with Built-in 53-Gbaud Clock Recovery Option

Cuts 100G/200G/400G PAM4 Optical Module Manufacturing Costs

BERTWave MP2110A

Luton United Kingdom - December 20, 2019 – Anritsu Corporation (President Hirokazu Hamada) has strengthened the sampling oscilloscope function of its BERTWave MP2110A by releasing a Clock Recovery Unit (CRU) option for generating a trigger clock from a 53-Gbaud PAM4 optical signal. Since this is a built-in CRU it offers excellent operability at a lower price than external designs. In addition, combined use with other already released options supports all-in-one evaluation of various types of PAM4 optical modules for cost-effective development and manufacturing of PAM4 optical modules now being actively installed on networks.

Development Background
As demand for data communications increases with full-scale deployment of 5G services, there is a need to build these fast, large-capacity networks at the same low cost as earlier networks. Optical modules supporting these 100G to 400G fast, large-capacity networks output PAM4 optical signals, instead of the previous NRZ signals.

On the other hand, a sampling oscilloscope for signal waveform quality evaluation requires a separate trigger clock signal synchronized with the data signal, but optical modules outputting PAM4 signals commonly do not have a trigger signal. In this case, the trigger signal is generated from the data signal using clock recovery. However, use of clock recovery creates a problem of higher costs. To solve this issue and help cut development and manufacturing costs, Anritsu has added this 53-Gbaud CRU option to the previous 26-Gbaud option for installation in the MP2110A sampling oscilloscope. 

Product Outline
The all-in-one BERTWave MP2110A platform is composed of a sampling oscilloscope for evaluating optical waveforms, and a BERT for measuring bit error ratio (BER). The oscilloscope clock recovery can be upgraded for various systems by selecting additional supported bit rates and single modes or multimodes. Adding this new option completes all-in-one support for all current IEEE standards, enabling evaluation of all types of PAM4 optical modules without requiring a trigger clock. Additionally, production throughput can be increased by selecting the 4ch oscilloscope to measure multiple channels all-at-once, helping configure a flexible test system matching the site requirements at optimum cost. 

About Anritsu 
Anritsu Corporation (, 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:  

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

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