Anritsu MP1800A BERT Part of High-speed Demonstrations of Mindspeed CDR Retimers

   Anritsu MP1800A BERT Part of High-speed Demonstrations of Mindspeed CDR

-- Technology Leaders to Demonstrate Performance of 100 Gbps Components for
High-speed Optical Networks at OFC/NFOEC --

PR Newswire

ANAHEIM, Calif., March 19, 2013

ANAHEIM, Calif., March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Anritsu Company (booth #2519)
announces that its MP1800A BERT will be part of live high-speed demonstrations
in the Mindspeed Technologies, Inc. booth (#1174) during OFC/NFOEC, March
19-21, Anaheim, CA. The MP1800A will be used to highlight the performance of
Mindspeed^®'s leading M37040 and M37041 quad 28 Gbps clock and data recovery
(CDR) retimers. 

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"We are pleased to use the MP1800A for our 100 Gbps retimer demonstrations at
OFC/NFOEC. Anritsu's MP1800A BERT provides us with the capability needed to
showcase our next-generation physical layer components. Mindspeed is dedicated
to providing world-class high-performance analog components, and Anritsu helps
enable that by offering high-quality test solutions," said Ryan Latchman, Vice
President, Strategic Marketing and Applications Engineering, at Mindspeed.

"Anritsu is committed to working with companies at the forefront of optical
communications technology, such as Mindspeed. Our test solutions, such as the
MP1800A, have been developed to deliver industry leading performance so that
the high-speed next-generation components and devices can be designed with a
high degree of confidence. Participating in the demonstrations with Mindspeed
is testament to our commitment and their leadership," said Peter Alexander,
PhD, Assistant General Manager, Americas Sales Region.

Mindspeed's M37040 and M37041 are designed for use in next-generation modules
and systems supporting data rates up to 28 Gbps. Both devices are designed to
retime at 25.78 Gbps for 100 GbE applications, 27.95 Gbps for OTU4
applications, and 28.05 Gbps for 32 Gbps Fibre Channel applications. The
M37040/M37041 are ultra low latency devices that do not require an external
reference clock, eliminating the need for external timing components. These
devices feature leading performance with the lowest power consumption in their
class, exceeding OIF CEI-28G VSR interface requirements with excellent jitter
tolerance and optimal output jitter needed for next-generation optical modules
and active cable assemblies.

The MP1800A is an expandable plug-in modular BERT with a built-in PPG
supporting output of high-quality, high-amplitude signals; a built-in ED with
high input sensitivity supporting signal analysis, such as Bathtub Jitter and
Eye Diagram Measurements; and a jitter modulation source for generating
various jitters, such as SJ/RJ/BUJ/SSC, and supporting jitter tolerance tests.
The MP1800A supports synchronized 8-channel BER test with wideband bit rates
from 0.1 to 32.1 Gbit/s for versatile signal integrity analysis applications
up to 32 Gbit/s, such as 100 GbE, OTU4, 32G DP-QPSK, CEI-28G, 32G FC, and
InfiniBand EDR.

About Mindspeed Technologies

Mindspeed Technologies (NASDAQ: MSPD) is a leading provider of network
infrastructure semiconductor solutions to the communications industry. The
company's low-power system-on-chip (SoC) products are helping to drive video,
voice and data applications in worldwide fiber-optic networks and enable
advanced processing for 3G and long-term evolution (LTE) mobile networks. The
company's high-performance analog products are used in a variety of optical,
enterprise, industrial and video transport systems. Mindspeed's products are
sold to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) around the globe.

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About Anritsu

Anritsu Company ( is the United States subsidiary of Anritsu
Corporation, a global provider of innovative communications test and
measurement solutions for more than 110 years. Anritsu provides solutions for
existing and next-generation wired and wireless communication systems and
operators. Anritsu products include wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and
digital instruments, as well as operations support systems for R&D,
manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. Anritsu also provides precision
microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices
for communication products and systems. With offices throughout the world,
Anritsu sells in over 90 countries with approximately 4,000 employees.

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Contact: Mindspeed: Investor Relations: Kevin Trosian, VP Business Development
and Investor Relations, +1-949-579-3111,, or
Media: Rupert Baines, VP Corporate Strategy and Marketing Communication,
+44-1225-469-744,; or Anritsu: Kim Collins,
Director, Americas Marketing,, +1-972-761-4625; or
Anritsu Agency: Patrick Brightman, Compass|SGW, +1-973-263-5475,
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