Anritsu Portable Analyzer Offers More Network Protocols and Interfaces

11/15/2004 - Anritsu Company announced at SC2004 the release of the MP1590B network performance tester offering the most comprehensive set of network protocols and interfaces - including both transport line side up to 10.7G with EoS (Ethernet over SONET/SDH) and client applications side up to 10 GbE - in any portable analyzer. The MP1590B is also the first analyzer that conducts highly accurate jitter measurements traceable to the O.172 ITU-T standard, so its measurements can be used as a reference.

Designed to meet the needs of next generation optical networks and network elements such as multiservice provisioning platforms, the MP1590B provides unique simultaneous analysis on multiple interfaces up to 10.7G. This means, for example, that the MP1590B can perform full OTN, SONET, or EoS analysis on one interface while analyzing the same or different data on one or more Ethernet/IP interfaces - all at 10 Gbps.

The MP1590B can perform all major EoS tests, including GFP (Generic Framing Procedure), LEX (LAN Extension Protocol for PPP), and LAPS (Link Access Procedure-SDH). In an EoS application, for example, the network performance tester can check encapsulation functions and throughput via simultaneous operation on Ethernet and SONET/GFP links while checking errors/alarms of both links utilizing 15 GFP counters, 40+ SONET/SDH counters, and 60+ Ethernet/IP counters. Packet bit error rate (BER) tests can also be made.

MP1590B can test virtual concatenation and the LCAS (Link Capacity Adjustment Scheme) protocol as well. It supports both high order (VC3/4, STS1/3) and low order (VC11/12, VT1.5/2) mapping structures. Users can set the member configurations of the transmitter and receiver sides individually, and analyze all VCAT group members and MSTs (member statuses) simultaneously. Errors from all virtual concatenation groups can be analyzed by the MP1590B, with a complete data summary and VC group analysis displayed on the instrument's screen. Generating up to 64 LCAS schemes and displaying the time sequence for each makes it easy to analyze problems.

The MP1590B directly supports all the Ethernet modules of Anritsu's popular MD1230A test system, allowing it to conduct Ethernet and IP performance tests from 10 Mbps to 10 Gbps while simultaneously testing EoS, OTN, or SONET/SDH links with its other modules. The Ethernet modules have eight QoS counters, allowing performance testing of priority control. Throughput, latency, traffic generation, protocol analysis, BER, and other tests can be conducted when the MP1590B is configured with the Ethernet modules.

The MP1590B also supports OTN/SONET/SDH and DSn/PDH analysis. It can perform ITU-T G.709 OTN measurements, overhead setting and monitoring, arbitrary concatenation, and error/performance analysis with capabilities including through mode operation, a clock/frame synchronization signal output, and a unique external optical modulator function for WDM applications. It can conduct O.172 jitter tolerance and jitter transfer measurements. A high precision jitter analysis option gives the MP1590B an industry-best 20 mUIp-p accuracy, measurement repeatability of 5 mUIp-p, and very low intrinsic jitter of less than 50 mUIp-p.

Combining extensive measurement capability, Windows XP-based ease of use, and self-contained portability, the MP1590B is an invaluable tool for service providers who are installing and maintaining optical networks as well as manufacturers designing optical devices and network elements. Because of its expanded measurement capability, the MP1590B can replace multiple instruments, making it extremely cost effective.

U.S. pricing of the MP1590B starts at $23,325 for a 2-port Gigabit Ethernet configuration and $55,985 for a configuration supporting 155M, 622M, and 2.5G SONET, SDH, and EoS. Delivery is 4 to 6 weeks ARO.

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