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Anritsu Company Introduces Module Supporting Generation and Measurement of RS-FEC 100 GbE Signals


Network Master™ Flex MT11000A Comprehensive Tool to Ensure Transport Equipment, Core Networks and Data Centers Comply with Latest High Bandwidth Standard

Richardson, TX – September 13, 2016 – Anritsu Company introduces a 40G/100G measurement card option that expands the analysis capability of its Network Master™ Flex MT1100A optical transport tester to support the generation and measurement of 100 GbE signals using RS-FEC, OTN, SDH/SONET, Ethernet, and many legacy technologies. A comprehensive field test solution, the Network Master Flex MT1100A can be used by engineers and field technicians to ensure transport equipment, core networks and data centers operating up to 100G are in compliance with the RS-FEC standard. The new module will be on display in Anritsu’s booth (#126) at Data Center World, September 12-15, New Orleans.

The Advanced Module MU110013A has various clock outputs at the CFP2 port to verify optical module quality. When the clock is input as a trigger into an optical oscilloscope, optical module waveform verification is supported. The module provides the ability to encode/decode IEEE 802.3bj RS-FEC for 100 GbE transport, as well as correctable/uncorrectable errors for threshold FEC tolerance testing. Installing the CAUI4 4-lane BER measurement option into the Network Master Flex MT1100A enables error insertion into each lane and BER calculation on each lane for easy module evaluation.

“100 Gbps data speeds are now common in core networks and data centers driven by the need for higher port densities and faster transfer speeds. In addition, Anritsu addresses IEEE standard RS-FEC for 100GBASE-SR4 connections for high-speed data centers and metro connections,” said Daniel Gonzalez, Business Development Manager, Optical Transport Products, Anritsu Company. “Our new module addresses this market development and continues to position the Network Master Flex MT1100A as an all-in-one tool that meets the evolving needs of high-speed environments.”

The Network Master Flex MT1100A supports all the latest communications network technologies. By selecting and installing up to two modules from a range of three module options, the all-in-one Network Master Flex MT1100A supports R&D, manufacturing, installation and maintenance tests of network and transport equipment operating at bit rates from 1.5 Mbps to 100 Gbps.

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
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Patrick Brightman
3E Public Relations

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