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Anritsu High-speed Measurement Solutions Part of IBTA Plugfest


MP1800A BERT in Various Configurations Conducting Simultaneous BER Measurements on High-speed Cables to Ensure Compliance with Latest IBTA Specification

Richardson, TX – October 25, 2016 – Anritsu Company announces that its Signal Quality Analyzer (SQA) MP1800A BERT is being used during the 30th InfiniBand™ Compliance and Interoperability Plugfest hosted by the InfiniBandSM Trade Association (IBTA) at the University of New Hampshire Interoperability Lab (UNH-IOL), in Durham, NH, from October 17-28. The MP1800A is being used during the compliance portion of the Plugfest, which creates a technically sophisticated environment to determine if products perform according to the InfiniBand architecture specifications, as well as to ensure compatibility between InfiniBand products.

The MP1800A is part of three stations verifying the performance of high-speed cables and connectors during the Plugfest. To test 40 Gb/s QDR and 56 Gb/s FDR InfiniBand cables, the MP1800A BERT features a built-in 3-channel Pulse Pattern Generator (PPG) and is integrated with the MP1825B 4-tap Emphasis, synthesizers and a jitter modulation source. For verification of 100 Gb/s EDR Active InfiniBand cables, the BERT is configured with an internal 2-channel 32G PPG, built-in 4-channel 32G Error Detector (ED), as well as a second synthesizer for the counter propagating aggressors and a jitter modulation source.

“Our participation in the 30th IBTA Plugfest continues our commitment to help ensure the performance of products used in emerging networks and to be sure that these products meet ever-increasing speed and bandwidth demands. The MP1800A has been featured in previous Plugfests and we once again welcome the opportunity to collaborate with fellow industry leaders to move technology forward,” said Hiroshi Goto, Digital/Optics Business Development Manager, Anritsu Company.

One key feature of the MP1800A for the Plugfest is the BERT’s ability to produce a mask-compliant eye with good repeatability and reproducibility. Other features that make the MP1800A well suited for verifying high-speed interconnects and cables are its automated generation of the stressed data and the high performance multi-channel error detectors with 10 mV sensitivity that shortens evaluation times and improves evaluation quality.

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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Director, Americas Marketing
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3E Public Relations

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