Anritsu rolls out BERTWave BERT software for analysis of active optical cables, direct attach cables

Anritsu Co. has announced a pair of software packages for its MP2100A BERTWave series of bit-error-rate testers (BERTs) for testing active optical cables (AOCs) and direct attach cables (DACs) in half.

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Anritsu Co. has announced a pair of software packages for its MP2100A BERTWave series of bit-error-rate testers (BERTs) for testing active optical cables (AOCs) and direct attach cables (DACs) in half. With the new software, the MP2100A BERTWave provides jitter decomposition analysis, S21 transmission characteristics, and waveform simulation on ACO and DAC for half the cost, Anritsu.

The Jitter Analysis Software package is designed to separately measure each type of jitter, such as TJ, DJ, RJ, DDJ, and DDPWS, while the Transmission Analysis Software is engineered to support analysis of S21 transmission characteristics and waveform simulation. Anritsu says that by installing both software packages in the MP2100A, technicians can take advantage of high-speed post-simulation waveform analysis as well as 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, Anritsu asserts.

The MP2100A BERTWave series is an all-in-one BERT, pulse pattern generator, and sampling oscilloscope. BERTWave now supports all digital high-speed communications standards, including Fibre Channel, InfiniBand, USB, SAS/SATA, and 10/40/100 Gigabit Ethernet.

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

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