Scope Conducts BER Measurements and Eye Pattern Analysis from 125 Mbit-s to 12.5 Gbit-s
Mon, 12/20/2010 - 1:07pm
Anritsu Company introduced hardware options for its MP2100A BERTWave series that allow the instrument to support BER measurements and Eye Pattern signal analysis between 125 Mbit/s and 12.5 Gbit/s for measurements on optical modules, cables and connectors. The options add support for next-generation 10 Gbit band devices while also offering evaluation of low bit-rate active optical devices designed into communications systems. With these options, the MP2100A supports all major optical standards, including 100BASE-FX, OC-3/STM, and OUT-2. Additionally, the series supports LTE CPRI v4.1 bit rates (6.14, 4.92, 3.07, 2.46, 1.32 Gbit/s) to conduct highly accurate and efficient LTE CPRI optical transceiver inspection tests. High-accuracy extinction ratio measurements can be achieved, according to the company, because one new option adds six built-in Bessel filters to the MP2100A BERTWave base unit. These advanced Bessel filters are combined with the instrument’s built-in calibration function control measurement dispersion to assure extinction ratio measurements as close as possible to the true value. The instrument’s high-speed sampling enables the acquisition of 100,000 samples in about 1 second.