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Anritsu Introduces Eye Pattern Analyzer that Supports Data Communications

Anritsu Co. introduces the Bit Master™ MP1026B Eye Pattern Analyzer that allows engineers to conduct highly accurate eye pattern measurements for data rates from 0.1 to 12.5 Gbps. Typically half the price of a high-speed sampling oscilloscope, the MP1026B supports popular OC-192/STM-64 SONET/SDH, 10G Fibre Channel, and 10G Ethernet systems at the physical layer, and can verify the performance of high-speed circuits, transceivers and transponders, as well as network equipment.

Developed to address the deployment of high-speed networks, the MP1026B can be equipped with a fully internal optical receiver for measuring fiber signals up to 12.5 Gbps, making it well suited for Network Equipment Manufacturer (NEM) applications. The MP1026B also features an automated mask margin tool that calculates percent margin while verifying mask compliance to industry standards. Percent margin is a valuable metric that allows users to quickly identify unit-to-unit variations that may impact quality, repeatability, and performance of components, devices, and equipment.

Augmenting the two channel inputs are new trace math features that allow the MP1026B to conduct eye pattern measurements on both single-ended and differential high-speed signals. In backplane characterization and twisted pair cable applications, the MP1026B is equipped to more easily verify signal integrity using both eye and pulse pattern displays.

Critical time parameters, such as jitter p-p, jitter RMS, rise time, fall time, eye width and duty cycle distortion, can be quickly verified with single readout displays. Essential amplitude measurements, such as one level, zero level, eye height, eye amplitude, signal-to-noise ratio and extinction ratio, can be made just as easily. Jitter and mask measurements are performed quickly because measurements are updated at 100 ksamples/sec, and measurement accuracy is assured due to the instrument’s low jitter of typically 0.85 ps rms.

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