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Network Performance Tester

This product has been discontinued Replacement Model(s) : MP1590B


The MP1590A Network Performance Tester is a measuring instrument capable of testing SONET/SDH, OTN, DSn, and PDH equipment as well as making jitter measurements with only one unit. It can perform OTN and SONET/SDH testing using the input wavelength from an external Tunable Laser Source. Jitter measurement and external optical input functions are provided by plug-in units that can be used in various combinations as needed.

The MP1590A-30High Precision Jitter Analysis option introduces new accuracy for jitter measurements and a traceable calibration standard that have never before been available in the industry. Delivering an an industry-best ?20 mUIp-p accuracy in jitter measurement, it is the only test instrument to support the phase analysis method recommended in the revised ITU-T Draft O.172. This option also includes measurement repeatability of ?5 mUIp-p and guaranteed low intrinsic jitter of 50 mUIp-p. Furthermore, its Golden TX feature guarantees the jitter generation of the MP1590A's transmitter, providing a known jitter value that can be used as a reference transmission for calibrating other jitter testers. A recent technical article written by Anritsu in the IEEE Optical Communications magazine explains the basis for these breakthroughs.

The online Net Seminar "Accurate high-speed SONET/SDH jitter measurement" explains the principal sources of SONET/SDH jitter, the reasons previous testers gave such widely differing measurements, and the new ITU-T O.172 process for accurately calibrating jitter signals.
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The MP1590A is equipped with Poisson error insertion and variable optical output power functions, so it can efficiently evaluate Forward Error Correction (FEC) used with OTN equipment. For SONET/SDH equipment, the MP1590A can perform Tandem Connection and Automatic Protection Switch (APS) tests. For DSn or PDH equipment, it can perform function tests using multiplexer/demultiplexer (MUX/DEMUX) measurement, error insertion, or alarm addition.

  • Supports 1.5 Mbps to 10.7 Gbps interfaces with only one unit
  • 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