Software speeds analysis of active optical and direct attach cables -

Software speeds analysis of active optical and direct attach cables


Anritsu has released two software packages for its MP2100A BERTWave series  that create a single-instrument solution that could cut the cost of testing active optical cables (AOC) and direct attach cables (DAC) in half.

With the software installed, the MP2100A BERTWave provides developers of communications equipment, servers, computers, electronic components and cables used in digital transmission systems with an all-in-one solution that supports jitter decomposition analysis, S21 transmission characteristics, and waveform simulation.
The jitter analysis software can separately measure each type of jitter, such as TJ, DJ, RJ, DDJ and DDPWS, while the transmission analysis software supports analysis of S21 transmission characteristics and waveform simulation. Installing both software packages in the MP2100A adds high-speed post-simulation waveform analysis to 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.
The MP2100A BERT – with the software installed – can conduct highly efficient evaluations on AOCs and DACs. BERTWave now supports all digital high-speed communications standards, including Fibre Channel, InfiniBand, USB, SAS/SATA, and 10/40/100 GbE.
The MP2100A BERTWave series is an all-in-one BERT, pulse pattern generator, and sampling oscilloscope which performs BER measurements and eye pattern analysis simultaneously

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