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Anritsu Company BERTWave Part of PCI Express PHY Demonstration at PCI Developers Conference

Single-instrument Solution Creates Efficient Test Environment to Showcase Performance of Innovative Variable ISI Channel Developed by Artek

Anritsu Company announces that its MP2100A BERTWave single-instrument BERT and Scope solution will be used to showcase the performance of the CLE1000-S variable Inter-Symbol-Interference (ISI) channel developed by Artek, Inc., at the PCI Developers Conference, to be held June 25-26 in Santa Clara, CA. The demonstration will be conducted in the Artek booth (#3) and highlight the effectiveness of the CLE1000-S for PCI express PHY testing.

Artek selected the MP2100A for the demonstration because the BERTWave combines a BERT with an Eye/Pulse oscilloscope in one chassis. This single-instrument solution creates a simple and cost-effective environment for testing the CLE1000-S at an 8 Gbps PCI express Gen3 rate.

"Since fixed ISI channels were released, we have been developing a variable ISI channel to meet our customer’s requests. Breaking through the multiple technical challenges, we have been able to accomplish the fundamental principle for variable ISI. We would like to thank Anritsu for supplying its MP2100A BERTWave to showcase our CLE1000-S at the PCI Developers Conference. As we will demonstrate, the CLE1000-S features exceptional insertion loss linearity in order to meet the stringent requirements of today’s high-speed designs," said Kiyoshi Sone, President of Artek.

"Anritsu developed the MP2100A BERTWave to provide a cost-effective, time-efficient test solution that can address the test needs of designers of next-generation technologies. We welcome the opportunity to help Artek demonstrate the benefits of its CLE1000-S ISI channel," said Hiroshi Goto, Business Development Manager, Anritsu Company.

The CLE1000-S is a variable ISI channel designed for tolerance stress tests on high-speed serial interfaces. The differential transmission line of the CLE1000-S is totally passive and DC coupled. The adjusted ISI amount remains stable and repetitive for secure test results. This variable ISI channel can be applied to compliance equivalent tests from a wide range of standards.

The MP2100A BERTWave series supports simultaneous BER measurements and eye pattern analysis for evaluating high-speed devices and modules, and reduces equipment investment costs by eliminating the need for separate dedicated instruments to measure BER and analyze eye patterns. It is ideal for both R&D and manufacturing environments because it increases efficiency and improves measurement time by eliminating time-consuming set up.

About Artek

Artek, Inc., was founded in 1967 in Japan as a custom engineering company for electronic devices. Advancing analog and mixed signal technologies for over 40 years, the company has released its own products, based on its novel and unique approach, for test and measurement equipment for high-speed digital communications.

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About Anritsu Company

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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Kim Collins
Director, Americas Marketing
Anritsu Company
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Executive Vice President

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