Test & Measurement

Multirate module creates field solution for 100G testing

22nd May 2017
Mick Elliott

A 100G Multirate Module for its Network Master Pro MT1000A all-in-one tester has been released by Anritsu. It supports interface rates from 10Mbps to 100Gbps, and technologies including Ethernet, Optical Transport Networks (OTN), SDH/SONET, Fibre Channel, and CPRI/OBSAI.

Integrating the new 100G module with existing OTDR and CPRI RF modules in the MT1000A main unit provides field engineers and technicians with the industry’s first handheld solution covering all current testing needs for data centers, and core, metro, access, mobile backhaul and mobile fronthaul networks.

With the 100G Multirate Module installed, the Network Master Pro MT1000A supports more interface standards than any other handheld transport tester on the market.

The all-in-one tester meets requirements for CFP4/QSFP28 (100GbE/OTU4), QSFP+ (40GbE/OTU3), SFP28 (25GbE), SFP+/SFP (GbE-10GbE/OTU1-OTU2/STM1-64/OC3-192/1GFC-16GFC/CPRI1-8/OBSAI1-4), and RJ45 (10 Mbps to 1 Gbps).

Its flexible configurations support field upgradability across testing technologies, providing a versatile upgrade path and future-proof investment.

Not only does the 100G Multirate Module support 25G Ethernet and 100G Ethernet, it also provides the largest depth of OTN mappings to client signals, including three levels of ODU Multi-Stage mappings.

This test capability allows engineers and technicians to keep pace with emerging networking requirements.

Other enhancements to the Network Master Pro MT1000A include the new G0382A auto-focus Video Inspection Probe (VIP) automates optical connector inspection with one-button image focusing, centering, capture, analysis and report generation; support for Cat 6/6a cable tests, Fibre Channel buffer credit analysis; and in-band network discovery to identify other Anritsu Network Master products on the network and automate testing between them.

Many of these enhancements are also available for the Network Master Flex MT1100A optical transport tester.

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