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OLT and ONU BER Measurements for 100G-EPON


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

About Anritsu India Pvt Ltd:

Anritsu India Pvt Ltd is 100% subsidiary of Anritsu Corporation Japan.
Anritsu Company is the United States subsidiary of 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 4,000 employees in over 90 countries.

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Madhukar Tripathi
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Anritsu India Pvt Ltd
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