A sync tester/analyzer is being developed by Spectracom for next generation networks (NGN) incorporating both traditional SDH/SONET core networks and IP-based backhaul networks.
Where traditional synchronization testers on the market are usually dedicated to do tests in one type of network or the other, the Pendulum STA-61 can does them all.
The STA-61 has a modular design leveraging a generic measurement platform and will be available in March 2011.
The Pendulum STA-61 is designed to be carried anywhere and self-calibrates between measurements to eliminate calibration downtime using an optional, integrated GPS-receiver enabling continuous calibration/adjustment of the integrated reference atomic clock. An optional battery backup ensures that the calibration stability is maintained during transports.
The STA-61 can measure on up to 6 different test points simultaneously. It has intuitive menus and a color LCD touch screen, showing TIE, TDEV or MTIE results in real-time during measurement.