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WDM QSFP 100G Module Technology Demonstration by Kotura to Feature Anritsu MP1800A BERT

High-speed Performance of New 100G Optical Modules for Data Center Fabrics to be Showcased Using MP1800A at OFC/NFOEC

Anritsu Company announces that Kotura, the Silicon Photonics Company, will use Anritsu’s MP1800A BERT to demonstrate the performance of WDM QSFP 100G optical modules in the Kotura during OFC/NFOEC March 19-21, Anaheim, CA. The demonstrations featuring the MP1800A will showcase how the optical modules meet the high-speed demands of data centers and Next Generation Networks (NGNs).

“As the data center fabric moves from 10 Gb/s pipes and 40 Gb/s to 100 Gb/s pipes, they require optical modules that will deliver the additional bandwidth but not increase power consumption, size, or cost. Our demonstration will highlight how our silicon photonics-based WDM QSFP 100G optical modules address those stringent requirements, thereby accelerating 100 Gb/s adoption in data centers. The MP1800A was the best test solution for us to conduct such a high-end, industry-first demonstration,” said Samir Desai, Vice President of Business Development.

Kotura selected the MP1800A, in part, because it integrates a multiple synchronized 28G 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. Additionally, the MP1800A has 3.5Vp-p high output voltage so it can drive optical components, such as the Kotura WDM QSFP 100G optical module.

“Accurately testing high-speed optical components for NGNs requires test instrumentation with the best performance. Our MP1800A has best-in-class specifications and unique integrated analysis capabilities that make it well suited for demonstrations of leading-edge technology, such as the one being conducted by Kotura during OFC/NFOEC. Participating in the demonstration is part of our mission to advance optical communications,” said Hiroshi Goto, Business Development Manager, Anritsu Company.

About Kotura, Inc.

Kotura, Inc., a worldwide leader in silicon photonics, designs, manufactures and markets application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) for the communications, computing, sensing and detection markets. The company is singularly focused on the application of silicon photonics to solve a range of communications problems. An ISO 9001:2008 certified company, Kotura’s unique platform technology integrates optics and electronics to refine optical networking, applying photons where electrons are currently used, and developing ASICs that provide a bridge to the next generation of connectivity. The company’s in-house fab ensures that its silicon photonic ICs are manufactured to the highest quality standards, resulting in high-performance, affordable solutions that are power efficient and have a small footprint. Known for operational excellence, Kotura was founded in 2004, and is headquartered in Monterey Park, Calif. with an office in Shenzhen, China.

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About Anritsu

Anritsu Company ( is the United States 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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