Anritsu 32G BERT Part of Semtech Demonstration of Linear Driver Implementations for QPSK and QAM-based Applications

       Anritsu 32G BERT Part of Semtech Demonstration of Linear Driver
             Implementations for QPSK and QAM-based Applications

- Semtech Using Anritsu MP1800A to Showcase Industry-first Technology at

PR Newswire

ANAHEIM, Calif., March 20, 2013

ANAHEIM, Calif., March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Anritsu Company (booth #2519)
announces that its MP1800A BERT is part of a demonstration of next-generation
semiconductor technology in the Semtech Corporation booth (#1063) at
OFC/NFOEC, Anaheim, CA. Semtech, a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal
semiconductors, is conducting Linear Modulator Driver technology specifically
implemented for driving Mach Zehnder Modulators in next-generation
100G/200G/400G transport systems requiring advanced modulation formats using a
low jitter 32 Gb/s PAM4 input source generated by Anritsu's MP1800A.


"Semtech is dedicated to providing proprietary solutions and breakthrough
technology in a variety of market applications, including high-performance
optical transport equipment (SerDes). Our demonstration at OFC/NFOEC
highlights our commitment to next-generation products, and requires the
precision and overall high-performance of the Anritsu MP1800A," said Matt
Pope, Vice President of Optical Product Line.

The MP1800A was selected by Semtech for the demonstration because it
integrates synchronized multi-channel pulse pattern generators (PPG) with up
to eight channels, with independent skew control of 2mUI setting resolution.

"Anritsu has developed the MP1800A to address the stringent requirements of
testing emerging designs. Its ability to generate the highest quality
waveforms with fast Tr/Tf and low intrinsic jitter is helping highlight the
performance of Semtech's new SiGe technology at OFC/NFOEC," said Peter
Alexander, PhD, Assistant General Manager, Americas Sales Region.

An expandable plug-in modular BERT, the MP1800A features a built-in pulse
pattern generator (PPG) supporting output of high-quality, high-amplitude
signals; built-in error detector (ED) with high input sensitivity supporting
signal analysis, such as Bathtub Jitter and Eye Diagram Measurements; and
jitter modulation source for generating various jitters, such as
SJ/RJ/BUJ/SSC, and supporting jitter tolerance tests. It 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
100GbE, OTU4, 32G DP-QPSK, CEI-28G, 32G FC, and InfiniBand EDR.

About Semtech
Semtech Corporation is a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal
semiconductors for high-end consumer, computing, communications and industrial
equipment. Products are designed to benefit the engineering community as well
as the global community. The company is dedicated to reducing the impact it,
and its products, have on the environment. Internal green programs seek to
reduce waste through material and manufacturing control, use of green
technology and designing for resource reduction.

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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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SOURCE Anritsu Company

Contact: Anritsu,Kim Collins, Director, Americas Marketing,, +1-972-761-4625; or Patrick Brightman, Compass|SGW,
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