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World’s First PCI Express Test Solution with Multivendor Oscilloscope Support to be Shown at PCI-SIG Developers Conference


Anritsu MP1900A BERT Integrated with Teledyne LeCroy Real-time Oscilloscope and Granite River Labs Software to Automate Complex Tx and Rx Tests

Richardson, TX – June 5, 2018 – Anritsu Company announces that it will exhibit the world’s first PCI Express test solution with multivendor oscilloscope support at the PCI-SIG Developers Conference 2018, June 5-6 in Santa Clara, CA. The solution integrating the Anritsu Signal Quality Analyzer-R MP1900A BERT and the Compliance Test Solution was developed in collaboration with Granite River Labs (GRL) and Teledyne LeCroy, and will be shown in the Anritsu booth.

Both PCI Express transmitter (Tx) and receiver (Rx) tests are supported by the solution, which uses automation software to connect the MP1900A BERT to real-time oscilloscopes from the three leading manufacturers. By automating the complex Rx tests required for evaluating devices in accordance with the PCI Express standards, the Anritsu-based solution reduces test times from typically 10 hours for conventional manual testing to seconds.

“The increased speed of next-generation PCI Express requires device and system manufacturers to either upgrade or replace their BERT and oscilloscopes, while taking items such as performance and price into consideration. Previously, the only option for customers was to purchase instruments from the same vendor, making it impossible to select the highest-quality instruments from different companies to achieve high-reproducibility evaluations. Our partnership with GRL and Teledyne LeCroy solves this problem and dramatically improves verification while lowering cost-of-test,” said Hiroshi Goto, Business Development Manager, Anritsu Company.

Effective and simple device tests with excellent reproducibility are achieved with the software that controls the MP1900A and oscilloscope. Because the GRL and Teledyne LeCroy automation software supports real-time oscilloscopes from the three leading manufacturers, engineers can use their existing oscilloscopes to help control test costs.

Operation of the solution is intuitive and straight forward via an interface with simple measurement settings. The result is fast and efficient execution of PCI Express tests in accordance with the PCI-SIG standards. Time efficiencies are further realized by the solution’s ability to create PDF reports for auditing and record keeping.

The MP1900A is a wideband BERT with high-quality waveforms and high input sensitivity to implement high-reproducibility tests to evaluate PCI Express devices, as well as other high-speed serial designs, such as 400 GbE. It provides excellent cost-performance due to its flexible platform that allows the BERT to be easy expanded to support next-generation standards, including PCI Express Gen5 and PAM4, as well as those under development.

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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