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Anritsu Extends 116-Gbit/s PAM4 Error Detector Functionality in MP1900A to Create Industry-leading 400-GbE and 800-GbE Test Solution

New Software Addresses Design and Development Test Needs Associated with Communications Equipment and Devices Used in 5G Data Centers

Allen, TX – July 6, 2020 – Anritsu Company introduces Forward Error Correction (FEC) symbol capture and Bathtub test functionality for its 116-Gbit/s PAM4 Error Detector (ED) MU196040B in its Signal Quality Analyzer-R MP1900A BERTs. With the latest application software installed, the MP1900A conducts highly accurate bit error rate (BER) evaluations of 400 GbE and 800 GbE communications equipment and devices used in data centers servicing 5G networks.

Anritsu developed each software package to support the growing demand for 400 GbE/800 GbE network elements. Both solutions support quantitative measurement of PAM4 Signal Integrity, such as jitter tolerance tests, to evaluate the performance of high-speed devices and transceivers.

The FEC symbol capture function software allows the MP1900A to evaluate FEC-based network elements. The new MP1900A ED functions analyze errors to evaluate if they can be corrected by FEC. It only captures data streams when the burst errors exceed the FEC uncorrectable threshold. From the captured data, a user can determine and troubleshoot the type of data steam that caused the uncorrectable burst errors.

Anritsu also added the PAM4 Bathtub test software so engineers can use the MP1900A to evaluate and quantify jitter phase margin. This testing capability is critical, as jitter becomes more severe as the data-stream baud rate increases to achieve the higher traffic capacity associated with 400 GbE/800 GbE transmissions.

MP1900A Overview

The modular MP1900A BERT running embedded Windows 10 is easily expandable to meet evolving test requirements. As well as supporting 400 GbE and 800 GbE PAM4, it is a market-leading bit error rate tester (BERT) for various high-speed interfaces, including PCI Express® 5.0 and USB4™, using a full line of modules and application software. In addition to more accurate BER measurements, the MP1900A helps shorten development times for high-speed devices and transceivers.

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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Senior Manager, Americas Marketing
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