SEPTEMBER 21, 2009 -- Anritsu Corp. has introduced the new 56-Gbps mux/demux modules to its MP1800 signal quality analyzer.
To overcome the price/performance issues that have slowed down 40G networks deployment since 2001, new standards use WDM transmission equipment and phase-modulation technologies to implement more robust and easier-to-maintain transmission, even with the next to come higher symbol rates.
With many equipment vendors focusing to meet these needs, the MP1821A 50G/56-Gbps mux and MP1822A 50G/56-Gbps demux are designed to help development teams assess quality of transmission and verify performance against complexity for the new components of next-generation networking.
Covering bit rates from 8 to 56 Gbps, the units have been developed to reduce the complexity and issues that engineers need to face when testing very high bit rates in the R&D laboratory.
The modules can be used for research on signal transmission and development of high-speed components, including direct evaluation of wafers on probe stations.
- 40-Gbps long-haul transmission using phase modulation such as DQPSK
- 112-Gbps long-haul transmission using modulation such as DQPSK and DP-QPSK
The modules provide:
- evaluation of next-generation IFs supporting operation frequencies up to 56 Gbps
- direct-drive EML using high-quality, high-amplitude waveforms up to 3.5 Vp-p
- testing DQPSK modulators, using I and Q signal dynamic skew control
- evaluation of skew, emphasis, and crosstalk effects up to 28 Gbps
- easy operation using built-in Auto Search function
- modular design supporting staged infrastructure upgrades to meet customers' evolving needs
Anritsu is exhibiting at ECOC 2009 in Vienna, Austria, in Booth #662, from Sept. 21-23.