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Anritsu Launches Solution That Addresses Test Requirements of Next-generation 400 GbE Designs


Signal Quality Analyzer MP1800A and 64Gbaud 2-bit DAC Generate Clean Eye Diagrams to More Accurately Verify High-speed Devices, Modules, and Systems

Richardson, TX – August 3, 2016 – Anritsu Company launches an integrated test solution featuring its Signal Quality Analyzer MP1800A BERT and G0361A 64Gbaud 2-bit D/A Converter (DAC) with MUX that delivers highly accurate measurements of high-speed interconnects and backplanes under development to meet the ever-increasing bandwidth demands of current and emerging networks. The solution generates extremely clean eye diagrams at up to 128 Gbps per channel for 400 G applications so engineers can verify their high-speed devices, modules and network systems are in compliance with industry standards, including 400 GbE and CEI-56G.

The G0361A easily connects with any of the MP1800A 28/32 Gbit/s multi-channel Pulse Pattern Generator (PPG) modules. With a dual-channel 2x1 multiplexing function in the input section, the G0361A can generate signals ranging from 32 Gbit/s x 4CH NRZ to 128G PAM4 (64Gbaud), supporting easy and low-cost expansion to 128G PAM4. The MP1800A/G0361A is the industry’s first solution to support 128G PAM4 generation and BER tests with accurate jitter injection, and allows engineers to test every bit of a PAM4 signal for more accurate analysis of next-generation 400 GbE interconnects and backplanes.

A number of distinct performance advantages for high-speed testing are provided by the MP1800A/G0361A solution. Best-in-class signal-to-noise ratio and a wide bandwidth allow the solution to produce the cleanest eye diagrams in the industry. Engineers have more confidence that the signal is error-free to ensure their designs, as a result. Serial and parallel measurements can be conducted automatically to save test time and reduce cost-of-test.

In addition to providing performance benefits, the MP1800A/G0361 solution has other advantages. It eliminates the complex setup and configuration issues associated with legacy systems, while also minimizes capital equipment expenditures for lower cost-of-test.

The Signal Quality Analyzer MP1800A BERT features a flexible platform that incorporates a built-in PPG for generation of the highest-quality, highest-amplitude signals in the industry, as well as an Error Detector (ED) module with the highest input sensitivity available. Each MP1800A PPG or ED module can be 1-, 2-, or 4-channels to support multichannel synchronization for up to 8 channels at 32 Gbit/s. With the built-in ED, PAM4 power measurements can also be performed with the 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 solutions for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance applications, as well as multidimensional service assurance solutions for network monitoring and optimization. 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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Anritsu Contact:
Kim Collins
Director, Americas Marketing
Agency Contact:
Patrick Brightman
3E Public Relations

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