Anritsu introduces Bit Master MP1026A eye pattern analyser, the first handheld solution for conducting physical layer (PHY) eye pattern measurements on the high speed interfaces at OC-192/STM-64, 10G Fiber Channel, and 10G Ethernet data rates. With two electrical channel inputs of 25 GHz bandwidth each, Bit Master offers eye pattern, pulse pattern, and mask compliance measurements for rates from 0.1 to 12.5Gb/s in a handheld, rugged, and battery-powered instrument.
At a mere portion of the price for a bench top sampling oscilloscope, Bit Master is a cost-effective alternative for conducting eye pattern analysis. Bit Master also performs accurate statistical jitter measurements, which are now being used everyday by engineers to fine-tune, verify, and troubleshoot transmitter performance, especially the outputs of SFP/XFP modules. Bit Master analysis tools are especially insightful because they inform engineers on the cause of eye closure that lead to bit error rate problems in the overall network.
A key element to Bit Master’s attractive price point is its compact size. At 314 x 211 x 78 mm, Bit Master occupies little bench space. Bit Master is also lightweight, weighing only 4 kg including battery, so Bit Master can be easily transported to conduct measurements anytime, anywhere.
Bit Master packs outstanding performance despite the compact size. It has low jitter of 1ps rms and low electrical noise of 1 mV rms, typically. With a sampling rate up to 100 ksamples/sec, Bit Master is a powerful instrument for eye pattern, pulse pattern, and mask compliance testing.
Bit Master is manufacturing-ready to verify whether transmitters are meeting industry standards with integrated compliance mask testing features and user-defined histogram windows. Whether users choose from standard compliance masks or user-defined masks, the simple set-ups and keystrokes ensure repeatable measurements and increases operator productivity with easy-to-interpret pass/fail indicators.
For SFP/XFP modules with optical interfaces, Bit Master can be configured with optional internal clock recovery unit (option 2) and external O/E module (option 3) for compliance testing. The external O/E module supports wavelengths between 750 and 1650 nm and contains the requisite 4th order Bessel-Thomson filter (BTF) response required by the testing standards for 10G Ethernet.