Anritsu has introduced a high-sensitivity error detector and other additions to its MP1800A BERT (bit error rate tester) signal quality analyser to support multi-channel BER measurements up to 32.1Gbit/s.
The enhanced MP1800A is suitable for testing the backplanes, cables, and interconnects used in the next generation of ultra-high speed network equipment.
Featuring industry-best receive sensitivity of 10mV (typical) and the fastest auto-adjust function on the market, the MP1800A with its new error detector provides signal integrity engineers with a highly accurate test solution to verify that components comply with industry standards for high-speed transmission.
Providing a wideband bit rate from 2.4Gbit/s to 32.1Gbit/s, the error detector features an auto-adjust function that permits simultaneous search in less than one second, and automatically detects the optimum BER voltage threshold and phase levels for up to eight channels. This helps the user to improve the efficiency of the test process and to lower the cost of testing.
The extended functions of the MP1800A created by the new device support simultaneous measurement of low-amplitude, small eye-opening test outputs for multiple channels.