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Gennum to Use Anritsu Signal Quality Analyzer in 100GbE CDR Demonstration at OFC/NFOEC

Performance of New CDR Retimers for 100GbE Optical Modules to be Showcased at Industry’s Leading Optical Trade Show

At OFC/NFOEC 2011, the MP1800A Signal Quality Analyzer from Anritsu Company (booth #1913), a world leader in high-speed test instrumentation, will be used in a demonstration of new clock and data recovery (CDR) retimers designed to support implementation of 100GbE optical modules developed by Gennum Corporation (TSX: GND), a leading supplier of high-speed optical, analog and mixed signal semiconductor solutions. Gennum’s GN2425 and GN2426 25Gb/s reference-free clock and data recovery ICs and the MP1800A will be part of a live demonstration in Gennum’s booth (#1857) showcasing excellent jitter performance and low power in a challenging real-world application involving a CFP2 module connector and module trace loss interface. OFC/NFOEC is being held March 8-10 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

“Anritsu has been committed to developing 100GbE test solutions. The MP1800A is ideal for research and development of 100GbE devices and systems, which is one reason it was selected by Gennum. Our participation in this demonstration confirms our dedication to provide the analysis tools necessary for 100GbE applications,” said Hiroshi Goto, Business Development Manager, Anritsu Company.

The MP1800A was selected for the demonstration, in part, because it is a modular BERT with a built-in Pulse Pattern Generator (PPG) that supports output of high-quality, low intrinsic jitter signals, as well as a built-in Error Detector (ED) with high input sensitivity of 10 mV. It supports signal analyses, including bathtub and Q measurements

Designed to help seed the next-generation 4x25Gb/s eco-system by enabling higher module density and faster serial bit rates, the GN2425 and GN2426 feature innovative high-speed design techniques. Both can handle 25Gb/s data streams in next-generation 100Gb/s pluggable fiber-optic modules, line cards and direct-attach copper cables. With a feature set configured for optimal jitter performance at low power, the new CDRs enable OIF CEI-28G-VSR retimed interfaces by compensating for losses in the data transmission and by resetting the jitter budget.

“By providing the MP1800A for our demonstration, Anritsu gives us the high-end capability necessary to showcase the performance of our next-generation 4x25Gb/s transceivers for the emerging 100Gb/s networking market at OFC,” said Imran Sherazi, Director of Datacom Marketing at Gennum.

About Gennum

Gennum Corporation (TSX: GND) designs innovative semiconductor solutions and intellectual property (IP) cores to serve the rising global demand for high-speed data transmission products in the broadcast, networking, storage and telecommunications markets. Gennum offers proven optical, analog and mixed-signal solutions with uncompromising signal integrity to support standards such as high-definition (HD) video, Fibre Channel, InfiniBand®, Ethernet, SONET and PCI Express®. The company is headquartered in Burlington, Canada, and has global design, research and development and sales offices in Canada, Mexico, Japan, Germany, United States, India and the United Kingdom.

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.

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