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Anritsu, Teledyne LeCroy to Demonstrate Ultra-high-speed Signal Generation, Analysis, and BER Measurement Solution at DesignCon 2016


MP1800A BERT and LabMaster 10 Zi-A Headline System that Verifies High-speed Interconnect and Backplane Designs

Richardson, TX – January 21, 2016

Anritsu Company (booth #717) and Teledyne LeCroy will demonstrate an ultra-high-speed signal generation and BER measurement solution in the Teledyne LeCroy booth (#735) at DesignCon 2016. The solution will integrate the Anritsu MP1800A BERT Signal Quality Analyzer (SQA) and MZ1834A PAM4 Converter with the Teledyne LeCroy LabMaster 10 Zi-A, the world’s highest bandwidth real-time oscilloscope, featuring the company’s PAM4 Signal Analysis package.

Combining the Anritsu MZ1834A PAM4 Converter with the MP1800A BERT supports generation of high-quality 64Gbps PAM4 signals with the best signal-to-noise ratio. At DesignCon 2016, these signals will be input into the Teledyne LeCroy LabMaster 10Zi-A, whose industry-leading bandwidth and sample rate – up to 100 GHz at 240 GS/s – will enable the signals to be captured with pristine fidelity. The PAM4 Signal Analysis software will allow for comprehensive signal-quality analysis, including jitter measurements, Rj/Dj separation, noise analysis, extensive jitter and noise visualizations, and IsoBER contour plots.

“Consistent bandwidth leadership means Teledyne LeCroy oscilloscopes have become critical tools for those pushing the boundaries of communications technology,” said Patrick Connally, Product Manager for high-performance oscilloscopes at Teledyne LeCroy. “This joint demonstration with the Anritsu MP1800A and MZ1834A shows an ideal configuration for high-performance and flexible generation, acquisition and analysis of the most challenging new signal technologies.”

“The MP1800A is the ideal platform for accurate BER measurements and jitter tolerance test of PAM4 signals due in part to its long-memory programmable pattern function and error-mask function for filtering unwanted errors. Integrating the leading capabilities of the MP1800A with the Teledyne LeCroy LabMaster 10 Zi-A oscilloscope creates a comprehensive solution with the high accuracy necessary for engineers to verify their high-speed server interconnects and backplanes,” said Hiroshi Goto, Digital/Optics Business Development Manager, Anritsu Company.  

The Anritsu MP1800A BERT SQA incorporates a built-in Pulse Pattern Generator (PPG) for generating the highest-quality, highest-amplitude signals in the industry, as well as a built-in Error Detector (ED) with the highest input sensitivity available. It can be configured to generate the high-quality, low S/N, PAM4 and PAM8 data signals necessary for the characterization of high-speed backplanes and 400 GbE interfaces when the MZ1834A/MZ1838A 4PAM/8PAM Converters are used.

LabMaster 10 Zi-A Oscilloscope

The LabMaster 10 Zi-A features unmatched capabilities for analyzing high-speed serial and coherent optical signals. Its modular design allows up to 20 acquisition modules with 80 channels to be connected to a single display. Teledyne LeCroy’s PAM4 Signal Analysis package performs a complete analysis of PAM4 waveforms. It analyzes the signals, creates eye diagrams, measures eye closure in voltage and time, and predicts closure as a function of BER. It is fully integrated into Teledyne LeCroy’s sophisticated MAUI user interface, allowing for advanced capabilities such as channel emulation and de-embedding

About Teledyne LeCroy

Teledyne LeCroy is a leading manufacturer of advanced test instruments that measure, analyze, and verify complex electronic signals. The Company offers high-performance oscilloscopes and protocol test solutions used by electronic design engineers in a wide range of application and end markets. Teledyne LeCroy is based in Chestnut Ridge, N.Y. For more information, visit Teledyne LeCroy's website at

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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Director, Americas Marketing
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