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Anritsu Company Introduces First Handheld Solution for Eye Pattern Analysis of OC-192/STM-64, 10G Fibre Channel, and 10G Ethernet

- Bit Master™ MP1026A is Low-cost Instrument for 10 Gbps Mask Compliance and Statistical Eye Diagram Measurements-

Anritsu Company introduces the Bit Master MP1026A Eye Pattern Analyzer, the first handheld solution for conducting physical layer (PHY) eye pattern measurements on the high speed interfaces at OC-192/STM-64, 10G Fibre Channel, and 10G Ethernet data rates. With two electrical channel inputs of 25 GHz bandwidth each, Bit Master offers eye pattern, pulse pattern, and mask compliance measurements for rates from 0.1 to 12.5 Gbps in a handheld, rugged, and battery-powered instrument.

At nearly half the price of a benchtop sampling oscilloscope, Bit Master is a cost-effective alternative for conducting eye pattern analysis. Bit Master also performs accurate statistical jitter measurements, which are now being used everyday by engineers to fine-tune, verify, and troubleshoot transmitter performance, especially the outputs of SFP/XFP modules. These analysis tools are especially insightful because they inform engineers on the cause of eye closure that lead to bit error rate problems in the overall network.

A key element to Bit Master’s attractive price point is its compact size. At 12” x 8” x 3” (314 x 211 x 78 mm), Bit Master occupies very little bench space. It is also lightweight, weighing only 9 lbs (4 kg) including battery, so Bit Master can be easily transported to conduct measurements anytime, anywhere.

Bit Master packs outstanding performance despite the compact size. It has low jitter of 1 ps rms and low electrical noise of 1 mV rms, typically. With a sampling rate up to 100 ksamples/sec, Bit Master is a powerful instrument for eye pattern, pulse pattern, and mask compliance testing.

Bit Master is manufacturing-ready to verify whether transmitters are meeting industry standards with integrated compliance mask testing features and user-defined histogram windows. Whether users choose from standard compliance masks or user-defined masks, the simple setups and keystrokes ensure repeatable measurements and increases operator productivity with easy-to-interpret pass/fail indicators.

For SFP/XFP modules with optical interfaces, Bit Master can be configured with optional internal clock recovery unit (option 2) and external O/E module (option 3) for compliance testing. The external O/E module supports wavelengths between 750 and 1650 nm and contains the requisite 4th order Bessel-Thomson filter (BTF) response required by the testing standards for 10G Ethernet.

Bit Master provides outstanding value, whether operating in R&D, manufacturing, or field environments. It has 256 MB compact flash, Ethernet, and USB2.0 connectivity to archive setups, update firmware, and transfer results using Anritsu’s free PC-based Master Software Tools. Remote programming of repetitive tasks is also possible via the Ethernet connection. Bit Master is ergonomically designed with whisper-quiet operation and 8.4 in (21.3 cm) diagonal TFT color display. Bit Master also comes with a standard one-year warranty covering both parts and labor.

Bit Master starts at $19,950 in the US. Delivery is 12 weeks ARO for the first three months after introduction, and 3-4 weeks thereafter.

About Anritsu
Anritsu Company ( is the American subsidiary of Anritsu Corporation, a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions for more than 110 years. With its recent acquisition of NetTest (, Anritsu provides solutions for existing and next-generation wired and wireless communication systems and operators. Anritsu products include wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and digital instruments as well as operations support systems for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices for communication products and systems. With offices throughout the world, Anritsu sells in over 90 countries with approximately 4,000 employees.

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