Anritsu launches Bit Error Rate Test Solution for 100G-Ethernet Passive Optical Networks

MP1800A Signal Quality Analyzer supports OLT and ONU BER Measurements for 100G-EPON—

Luton, UK – 4th January, 2017 – Anritsu Corporation has launched the Signal Quality Analyzer MP1800A Series 100G-EPON Test Solution. The newly developed 100G-EPON Application Software MX180014A and Signal Quality Analyzer MP1800A support BER measurements of OLT (Optical Line Terminal) and ONU (Optical Network Unit) for the latest 100G-EPON standard.

The explosive increase in broadband services supporting 4K/8K video is just one of the many drivers for the expansion of optical access networks using Passive Optical Network (PON). Such a rapid growth in data traffic is driving the transition of these optical access networks to high-speed 10-Gbit/s PON technology, while simultaneously needing to assess the adoption of the next-generation 100G-EPON standard (IEEE802.3ca) offering bit rates of 25 Gbit/s per signal. As a result, the development of OLT and ONU units for PON systems requires both wideband 25-Gbit/s performance as well as more precise timing and margin measurements due to the shorter time per bit.

The MP1800A is a plug-in modular Bit Error Rate Tester (BERT) for measuring a wide range of interfaces up to multichannel 64 Gbit/s. The MP1800A signal-source multichannel synchronization and skew adjustment functions are optimum for OLT tests requiring high-accuracy timing setting. In addition, high-reproducibility BER measurement is achieved by high-quality output waveforms and high input sensitivity performance. The MX180014A software controls the MP1800A to generate 2ch test-signal burst patterns and set skew. OLT evaluation input sensitivity and timing tests are made easy by the GUI for setting test-signal pattern length and timing.

 

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Anritsu Corporation (www.anritsu.com) is a provider of innovative communications solutions for more than 120 years. The company’s test and measurement solutions include wireless, optical, microwave/RF and digital instruments, operations support systems and solutions, customized software solutions, that can be used during R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed devices for design into communication products and systems. With the addition of multidimensional service assurance solutions for network monitoring and optimization, Anritsu provides complete solutions for existing and next-generation wireline and wireless communication systems and service providers. Anritsu sells in over 90 countries worldwide with approximately 4,000 employees.