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Anritsu Company Enhances BERTWave™ MP2110A All-in-one Solution to Support 53 Gbaud PAM4 Module Development and Production


Software Creates Comprehensive Instrument to Test QSFP-DD and OSFP Optical Transceivers for High-speed Data Center Applications

Allan, TX – September 4, 2018 – Anritsu Company introduces 53 Gbaud PAM4 analysis support in the sampling scope of its BERTWave™ MP2110A that expands the overall testing capability of the all-in-one solution. Featuring high-sensitivity and high-speed measurements, the MP2110A, with the new software installed, provides engineers with an accurate and efficient test tool to inspect next-generation QSFP-DD and OSFP optical transceivers used in high-speed data center applications.

The 53 Gbaud PAM4 analysis supplements the existing 26 Gbaud support of the BERTWave. Adding 53 Gbaud functionality to the MP2110A sampling scope helps reduce capital equipment renewal costs to create a lower cost-of-test during the design and production of optical modules. With the new software, the MP2110A is a single-instrument solution that can conduct highly accurate evaluations on current 26-Gbaud PAM4 optical modules such as CFP8, as well as emerging 53-Gbaud PAM4 optical devices.

The MP2110A sampling scope supports PAM4 signal measurements, including TDECQ, as well as NRZ technology. TDECQ measurements are adapted to the reference filter and equalizer to eliminate complex settings and the need to capture and correlate high-reproducibility measured values required by alternative sampling oscilloscopes. This allows engineers to conduct quality evaluations of optical modules at speeds from 25 G to 400 G using a single instrument.

With high sampling speeds of 250 k/Sample/s, the BERTWave conducts measurements faster for increased productivity. The MP2110A also has a low-noise (3.4 μW) high sensitivity O/E module that supports accurate measurement of closed-Eye PAM4 signals to help increase production line yields.

Flexible BERTWave Platform

An all-in-one measuring instrument with a built-in bit error rate tester (BERT) and sampling oscilloscope, the BERTWave supports evaluations such as bit error rate (BER) measurements, Eye Mask tests, and Eye pattern analyses of optical modules. Because it is an all-in-one built-in 4-channel BERT and 2-channel sampling oscilloscope, the MP2110A eliminates the need for separate instruments, reducing test capital expenditures and manufacturing costs.

About Anritsu Corporation

Anritsu Corporation is 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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3E Public Relations

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