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Samtec to Feature Anritsu MP1800A BERT and MP1825B 4Tap Emphasis in Technology Demonstration at SuperComputing 2013

Innovative Test Solution Supports Wideband Bit Rates to Showcase Technology of FireFly Micro Flyover System

Anritsu Company announces that Samtec will feature the Anritsu MP1800A BERT signal quality analyzer and MP1825B 4Tap Emphasis in demonstrations highlighting the high-speed performance of Samtec’s FireFly Micro Flyover System (patent pending) at SuperComputing 2013 in Denver, November 18-21. The technology demonstrations will be on-going in the Samtec booth (#3524) throughout the show.

Samtec selected the MP1800A and MP1825B because the test solution supports wideband bit rates from 0.1 Gbit/s to 32.1 Gbit/s, for versatile signal integrity analysis applications. This high performance is required to showcase the innovative FireFly Micro Flyover System.

“Progress in optical technology and miniaturized packaging are enabling a new generation of miniature optical engines that are small enough to be put directly on board next to, or even within, an IC package. These multi-lane devices are currently being designed for speeds up to 28 Gbit/s per lane, making them a strong contender for the upcoming generation of chip-to-chip, chip-to-backplane or chip-to-optical cable ultra-high speed interconnects. At SuperComputing 2013 we will be using the Anritsu MP1800A and MP1825B to demonstrate how our FireFly interconnect system can meet this design paradigm,” said Marc Verdiell, CTO, Samtec Optical Group.

An expandable plug-in modular BERT, the MP1800A features a built-in pulse pattern generator (PPG) supporting output of high-quality, high-amplitude signals; built-in error detector (ED) with high input sensitivity supporting signal analysis, such as Bathtub Jitter and Eye Diagram Measurements; and a jitter modulation source for generating various jitters, such as SJ/RJ/BUJ/SSC, and supporting jitter tolerance tests. It supports synchronized 8-channel BER tests with wideband bit rates for versatile signal integrity analysis applications up to 32 Gbit/s, such as 100GbE, OTU-4, 32G DP-QPSK, CEI-28G, 32G FC, and InfiniBand EDR.

The MP1825B 4Tap Emphasis supports easy changes to the pre-emphasis waveform amplitude, offset, and amplitude of each tap for effective evaluation of high-speed interface characteristics. Because each tap can be changed independently, the effect of pre-emphasis can be confirmed with high precision.

“Designers of high-speed interconnects and backplanes require accurate test instruments that support wideband bit rates. The MP1800A and MP1825B meet these stringent requirements and create a solution that can verify next-generation technologies being developed by companies such as Samtec,” said Hiroshi Goto, Business Development Manager, Anritsu Company.

About Samtec

Samtec is the service leader in the electronic interconnect industry. Founded in 1976, Samtec is a privately held, $570 million global manufacturer of a broad line of electronic interconnects, with an emphasis on high-speed board-to-board, high density and ultra-micro interfaces, high-speed cable assemblies, and end-to-end systems. Other products include rugged/power, and flexible board stacking systems, cable assemblies and components, IP68 sealed I/O, and RF components and cables. Samtec is ISO/TS 16949:2002, ISO 9001:2000, and ISO 14001:2004 registered with a 5-A1 Dun and Bradstreet rating, the highest available for a corporation its size.

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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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