September 29, 2011

Anritsu Introduced Software for Fast, Accurate, Cost-Effective Analysis of Active Optical Cables and Direct Attach Cables

Anritsu Company recently introduced two software packages for its MP2100A BERTWave series of BERT that create a single-instrument solution that cuts the cost of testing active optical cables (AOC) and direct attach cables (DAC) in half. With the software installed, the MP2100A BERTWave provides developers of communications equipment, servers, computers, electronic components and cables used in digital transmission systems with an all-in-one solution that supports jitter decomposition analysis, S21 transmission characteristics, and waveform simulation.

The Jitter Analysis Software can separately measure each type of jitter, such as TJ, DJ, RJ, DDJ and DDPWS, while the Transmission Analysis Software supports analysis of S21 transmission characteristics and waveform simulation. Installing both software packages in the MP2100A adds high-speed post-simulation waveform analysis to the standard BER, Eye Pattern, and Eye Mask measurements of the MP2100A. All of these measurements are made with a high degree of efficiency, due to the MP2100A’s advanced linear equalizer.

Because of its measurement capability and superior accuracy, the MP2100A BERT – with the software installed – can conduct highly efficient evaluations on AOCs and DACs. BERTWave now supports all digital high-speed communications standards, including Fibre Channel, InfiniBand, USB, SAS/SATA, and 10/40/100 GbE.

The MP2100A BERTWave series is an all-in-one BERT, Pulse Pattern Generator, and sampling oscilloscope. Since it performs BER measurements and eye pattern analysis simultaneously, it greatly shortens measurement times. The single-instrument solution is ideal for both R&D and manufacturing tests because it increases efficiency and cuts measurement costs by eliminating time-consuming setup.

The Jitter Analysis Software and the Transmission Analysis Software are $9,355 each.

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. Anritsu provides solutions for existing and next-generation wired and wireless communication systems and operations. 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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  2. The software might be effective in some ways. Although I haven't heard of it, I still think it can help.

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