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Anritsu, Teledyne LeCroy to Demonstrate Innovative Test Solution for PAM4 Designs at OFC 2014

MP1800A BERT Configured with LabMaster 10 Zi Real-time Oscilloscope to Create Solution that Meets Needs of Signal Integrity Engineers


Anritsu Company and Teledyne LeCroy announce that the Anritsu MP1800A Signal Quality Analyzer (SQA) BERT and Teledyne LeCroy LabMaster 10 Zi real-time oscilloscope are part of PAM4 demonstrations during OFC 2014. The demonstration has been held in the Teledyne LeCroy booth and highlighted how the BERT-oscilloscope configuration creates a highly accurate test solution for verifying high-speed backplanes and 400 GbE designs.

In the demonstration, the MP1800A configured with a PAM4 converter to support generation of PAM4 signals with assured excellent signal-to-noise ratio (S/N). The generated signals input into the LabMaster 10 Zi, which offers the widest bandwidth available in a real-time oscilloscope, to showcase the analysis capability offered by the combined solution.

"Increasing transmission capacities of servers and core networks to meet ever-growing consumer demand is an issue for the entire communications industry. Pulse-Amplitude Modulation (PAM) is a possible solution technology, as it can increase data rates while suppressing symbol rate. Signal integrity engineers are in need of test solutions that can accurately measure PAM4 designs. Our OFC demonstration with Teledyne LeCroy appealing to these engineers, as it delivers the speed, accuracy, and analysis tools necessary to verify designs," said Hiroshi Goto, Business Development Manager, Anritsu Company.

The MP1800A consists of an internal pulse pattern generator (PPG) and high-input-sensitivity error detector (ED) module, each of which can be configured with one, two, or four channels to support multi-channel synchronization of up to eight channels at 32 Gbit/s. It generates a high-quality NRZ waveform that can be input into the PAM4 converter to generate best-in-class PAM signals for evaluation of multiple synchronized channels common in high-speed designs.

Teledyne LeCroy’s LabMaster 10 Zi modular oscilloscopes break bandwidth, sample rate, and channel count barriers to provide more bandwidth density. The modular design provides an upgrade path in bandwidth and channel count, with one acquisition module providing four channels at 36 GHz or two channels at 65 GHz, with capability for up to 20 acquisition modules, and sample rates up to 160 GS/s.

About Teledyne LeCroy

Teledyne LeCroy is a leading manufacturer of advanced test instruments that measure, analyze, and verify complex electronic signals. The Company offers high-performance oscilloscopes and protocol test solutions used by electronic design engineers in a wide range of application and end markets. Teledyne LeCroy is based in Chestnut Ridge, NY. For more information, visit Teledyne LeCroy’s website at

About Anritsu

Anritsu Corporation ( has been a provider of innovative communications solutions for more than 110 years. The company's test and measurement solutions include wireless, optical, microwave/RF and digital instruments, operations support systems and solutions that can be used during R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed devices for design into communication products and systems. With the addition of OSS monitoring solutions it has expanded its offering to provide complete solutions for existing and next-generation wireline and wireless communication systems and service providers. Anritsu sells in over 90 countries worldwide with approximately 4,000 employees.


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