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Anritsu Company Introduces High-sensitivity Error Detector that Supports Simultaneous Multichannel BER Measurements up to 32.1 Gbit/s

Industry Best Rx Sensitivity and Fastest Auto Adjust Function Provide Signal Integrity Engineers with Solution to Verify Designs, Lower Cost-of-Test


Anritsu Company introduces a high-sensitivity error detector (ED) for its MP1800A BERT signal quality analyzer that supports multichannel BER measurements up to 32.1 Gbit/s. Featuring industry best Rx sensitivity and the fastest Auto Adjust function on the market, the new ED, when configured with the MP1800A, provides signal integrity engineers with a highly accurate test solution to verify that their high-speed backplanes, cables, and interconnects are in compliance with industry standards, such as 100GBASE-SR4 and 100GBASE-KR4.

Delivering a wideband bit rate from 2.4 to 32.1 Gbit/s, the new ED offers Rx sensitivity of typically 10 mV. It features an Auto Adjust function that permits simultaneous search in less than one second and automatically detects the optimum BER voltage threshold and phase levels for up to eight channels, to improve test efficiency and lower cost-of-test.

Users can select either one-, two- or four-channel inputs. Up to eight channels can be supported by adding more modules to a single MP1800A BERT. The extended functions of the MP1800A created by the new ED support simultaneous measurement of low-amplitude, small-EYE opening DUT outputs for multiple channels. Engineers can use the test solution to achieve more accurate and ideal signal quality analysis for various applications at speeds up to 32.1 Gbit/s, including 100GbE (25Gx4), OUT-4 (28Gx4), CEI-28G, 32G Fibre Channel, Infiniband EDR, server/high-performance computer interconnects, and Active Optical Cables (AOC) based on silicon photonics technologies.

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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