Testing for 400G and Terabit speeds at device level

Anritsu upgrades its widely used MP1800A analyzer.

Sep 22nd, 2014
Anritsu upgrades analyzer for 400G, terabit testing
Anritsu upgrades analyzer for 400G, terabit testing

Communications test and measurement equipment developer Anritsu has added a 32-channel synchronization function for 32-Gbps data signals to its popular MP1800A signal quality analyzer. The new function enables the configuration of highly accurate test systems for the measurement of the next generation of ultra-fast communications technologies operating at speeds of 400 Gbps and communications up to 1 Terabit.

When equipped with the upgrade, up to four MP1800A mainframe units, each with an eight-channel, 32-Gbps pulse pattern generator (PPG) may be synchronized. They may then be used to measure the operation of new signal technologies, such as Quad DP-16QAM and Dual DP-64QAM, which exploit phase modulation to increase network capacity while limiting the bit rate per channel.

Installing either four two-channel or two four-channel 32-Gbps PPG boards in four connected MP1800A mainframes provides 32 channels of 32 Gbps, offering an aggregate transfer rate of 1 Tbps.

With a high-accuracy function for adjusting the phase in 2-mUI steps, the 32-Gbps PPG installed in the MP1800A enables easy configuration of a test system that offers accurate phase control, Anritsu says. High repeatability can be achieved because the PPG’s 32-Gbps data-signal bit pattern itself can be generated at any timing interval, the vendor adds.

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