Skip to main content

All-in-One Instrument Supporting Optical Modulator Evaluation Developed by Anritsu

New Signal Quality Analyzer Option Generates Up To 3.5 Vp-p High Amplitude Waveforms; Eliminates Need for External Amplifier


Anritsu Company introduces the MU181020A-013 Variable Data Output option for its MP1800A/MT1810A Signal Quality Analyzer/pulse pattern generator (PPG). The MU181020A-013, which can generate 0.5 to 3.5 Vp-p high amplitude waveforms, can be easily integrated into the MP1800A main frame with the PPG module to create a single-instrument solution that can accurately and quickly evaluate optical modulators. Eliminating the need for an external amplifier, the MP1800A, when configured with the MU18020A-013, can raise the efficiency and quality of optical modulators during the R&D and manufacturing stages.

The MU181020A-013 generates high-quality waveforms with both low jitter, and short rise and fall times (Tr/Tf) to satisfy the performance specifications required for measuring all types of optical modulators. It also has a built-in variable (20% to 85%) crosspoint function that addresses the disparity in which the rising and falling signals cross in an optical modulator waveform, caused by transient voltage drops and wavelength temperature. The overall features of the MU181020A-13 allow manufacturers to make more reliable, repeatable BER and performance measurements on EA and LN modulators, as well as optical semiconductors such as Electro-absorption Modulator Integrated Laser Diodes (EMLs).

MP1800A Series Signal Quality Analyzer The MP1800A Signal Quality Analyzer provides bit error rate and quality analysis for digital signals from 100 Mbit/s up to 12.5 Gbit/s. The modular design of the MP1800A series offers a flexible cost-effective solution for performing measurements at the ideal bit error rate.

The MP1800A provides both Pulse Pattern Generator (PPG) and Error Detector (ED) in a single chassis, and allows for multi-channel support for parallel testing. Complicated searching for input thresholds or phase adjustments is simplified with the touch of a single key. It is ideal for research and development of high-speed logic ICs, backplanes, digital systems, and PON devices.