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Enhanced BERTWave from Anritsu Simultaneously Conducts BER Measurements and Eye Pattern Analysis from 125 Mbit/s to 12.6 Gbit/s

All-in-One Test Solution Saves Times and Money When Measuring Optical Modules, Cables and Connectors

December 9, 2010

Anritsu Company introduces hardware options for its MP2100A BERTWave series that allow the compact instrument to support BER measurements and Eye Pattern signal analysis between 125 Mbit/s and 12.5 Gbit/s. The new options create an all-in-one, efficient test solution that can conduct highly accurate measurements on optical modules, cables and connectors during the R&D and manufacturing stages.

The new options add support for next-generation 10 Gbit band devices while also offering evaluation of low bit-rate active optical devices designed into communications systems. With the new options, the MP2100A BERTWave supports all major optical standards, including 100BASE-FX, OC-3/STM, and OUT-2. Additionally, the MP2100A BERTWave series supports LTE CPRI v4.1 bit rates (6.14, 4.92, 3.07, 2.46, 1.32 Gbit/s) to conduct highly accurate and efficient LTE CPRI optical transceiver inspection tests.

High-accuracy extinction ratio measurements can be achieved, as one new option adds six built-in Bessel filters to the MP2100A BERTWave base unit. These advanced Bessel filters are combined with the instrument’s built-in calibration function control measurement dispersion to assure extinction ratio measurements as close as possible to the true value.

The new options extend the benefits of the MP2100A BERTWave. A single instrument solution, the MP2100A BERTWave combines the measurement capability of a Bit Error Rate Tester (BERT) and an Eye Pattern analyzer, improving test efficiency and lowering the cost of test.

Further improving test efficiency and throughput is the high-speed remote measurement capability of the MP2100A BERTWave that reduces BER measurement times by 30% to 10 ms. Measurement times are also improved due to the instrument’s high-speed sampling, which enables the acquisition of 100,000 samples in about 1 second. The MP2100A BERTWave also supports Automatic Mask Margin tests within 1 second.

Compact and lightweight, the MP2100A BERTWave measures only 341 (W) × 221 (H) × 180 (D) mm and weighs less than 7 kg, so it saves valuable benchtop space. Additional cost savings are realized by the fact the MP2100A BERTWave requires only 300 VA of power.

Pricing is $7,600 for the Bit Rate Expansion option and $2,690 for the Low Pass Filter option. The base unit MP2100A BERTWave is $63,150. Delivery is 4 to 6 weeks.

About Anritsu

Anritsu Company ( is the American subsidiary of Anritsu Corporation, a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions for more than 110 years. Anritsu provides solutions for existing and next-generation wired and wireless communication systems and operators. Anritsu products include wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and digital instruments as well as operations support systems for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices for communication products and systems. With offices throughout the world, Anritsu sells in over 90 countries with approximately 4,000 employees.

Client Contact:
Kim Collins
Director, Americas Marketing
Anritsu Company
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Patrick Brightman

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