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Anritsu Debuts Single-instrument Solution that Reduces Test Cost, Speeds Test Time During High-speed Optical Module and Device Evaluation

BERTWave MP2100B Supports Simultaneous BER Measurements and Eye Pattern Analysis of 10 GbE SFP+ and 40 GbE QSFP+ Optical Components

Richardson, TX – October 05, 2015

Anritsu Company introduces the BERTWave MP2100B, a single solution that supports simultaneous BER measurements and eye pattern analyses for more efficient and accurate evaluations of high-speed optical modules and devices used in data-center servers and network devices. By combining the measurement capability of two separate instruments, the BERTWave MP2100B reduces cost-of-test by as much as 40% and significantly improves test times and measurement reliability to speed product time to market.

A built-in 12.5 Gbit/s Pulse Pattern Generator (PPG) and Error Detector (ED) support up to 4 channels. The PPG outputs high-quality signals with low jitter of 1 ps and Tr/Tf of only 24 ps, while the ED has a high sensitivity of 10 mVp-p. The integrated sampling oscilloscope supports electrical and optical bandwidths of 25 GHz and 9 GHz, respectively. Built-in support for both electrical and optical interfaces eliminates troublesome and time-consuming procedures, such as changing cables when evaluating optical module Rx sensitivity, for improved throughput and more repeatable results.

The BERTWave MP2100B can conduct measurements significantly faster than legacy solutions. With the built-in Bit Error Rate Tester (BERT) that can be configured to 1, 2 or 4 channels, the time to conduct simultaneous BER measurements of multichannel optical modules can be reduced by as much as 80%. Additionally, the BERTWave MP2100B features a new advanced Fast Sampling Mode with speeds up to 150K sample/s, so eye pattern analyses such as Eye Mask Tests can be performed up to 1.5 times faster than with legacy models.

For design and manufacturing engineers requiring expanded measurement capability, an optical switch and optical attenuator can be integrated into the BERTWave MP2100B. The result is a full-featured total measurement solution for evaluating multichannel 10 GbE SFP+ and 40 GbE QSFP+ optical modules and devices.

Featuring a design that is only 18 cm deep and <7 kg in weight, the mp2100b fits the most crowded bench. also, the bertwave mp2100b consumes <300 va, making it an eco-friendly test solution.

About Anritsu

Anritsu Company is the United States subsidiary of Anritsu Corporation, a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions for 120 years. Anritsu’s “2020 VISION” philosophy engages customers as true partners to help develop wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and digital instruments, as well as operation support systems for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance applications. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices for communication products and systems. The company develops advanced solutions for 5G, M2M, IoT, as well as other emerging and legacy wireline and wireless communication markets. With offices throughout the world, Anritsu has approximately 4,000 employees in over 90 countries.

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Kim Collins
Director, Americas Marketing
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