June 16, 2011

Anritsu Company Introduces 28 Gbit/s High-Speed Interconnect Test Solution

Anritsu Company introduces a Jitter Modulation Source and MP1825A 4-Tap Emphasis converter that are designed to be integrated with the MP1800 Signal Quality Analyzer (SQA) to create the industry’s first test solution that supports jitter tolerance tests and generates emphasis signals up to 28 Gbit/s, for accurate evaluation of high-speed interconnects. The test solution helps design and manufacturing engineers conduct accurate signal integrity measurements on devices and printed circuit boards (PCBs) designed into digital transmission equipment and backplanes used for high-speed data transmission.

A perfect complement to the existing signal generation and error detection functions of the MP1800 SQA, the new Jitter Modulation Source can add any combination of SJ/RJ/BUJ/SSC (Sinusoidal Jitter/Random Jitter/Bounded Uncorrelated Jitter/Spread Spectrum Clocking) to a 28 Gbit/s signal. SJ, RJ, BUJ, and SSC can be injected into the device under test (DUT) simultaneously. Low intrinsic random jitter (typically 300 fs at 25 Gbit/s) ensures that a high-quality signal is generated by the MP1800. The extremely low jittered output of the MP1800 and the excellent jitter transparent capability of the emphasis converter deliver best-in-class jitter tolerance testing.

Jitter signals outputted by the MP1800 equipped with the Jitter Modulation Source are converted to a 4 tap pre-emphasis signal by the MP1825B 4-Tap Emphasis instrument. The MP1800 configured with the 4-Tap pre-emphasis converter allows backplane designers to validate eye-opening simulations by using emphasized signals to accurately compensate for losses in high-speed data communications channels.

The four taps can be set as pre- or post-cursors with 20 dB of setting range. This helps ensure effective evaluation of the characteristics of high-speed interfaces below 10 Gbit/s, such as PCIe, USB, and Backplane Ethernet requiring pre-emphasis signals, as well as Infiniband 26G-IB-EDR, CEI-28G-VSR, etc., in the 25/28 Gbit/s band.

At the center of the solution is the MP1800, an all-in-one SQA that incorporates Pulse Pattern Generators (PPG) and Error Detectors (ED). It supports direct bit error rate (BER) measurements and quality analyses of serial digital signals from 100 Mbit/s to 56 Gbit/s. Its modular design offers a flexible cost-effective solution for measuring at the optimum BER. One-touch key operations simplify complex searches for input thresholds and phase adjustments. In addition to high-speed interconnect development and manufacturing; the MP1800 is well suited for R&D of 100 GE systems, optical modulators, high-speed logic, ICs, digital systems, and PONs.

The high-speed interconnect solution consisting of the MP1800 SQA, Jitter Modulation Source, and 4-Tap Emphasis starts at $175,000. Delivery is 6 to 8 weeks ARO.

About Anritsu
Anritsu Company (www.anritsu.com) is the American subsidiary of Anritsu Corporation, a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions for more than 110 years. 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.