Anritsu has launched the Signal Quality Analyzer (SQA) MP1900A bit error rate tester (BERT), which can measure next-generation PCI Express Gen 4 and Gen 5 buses as well as the latest 400 GbE/200 GbE Ethernet networks.

According to the company, the MP1900A BERT is an all-in-one solution that accurately measures next-generation high speed electronic, as well as optical devices and optical transceivers used in high-end servers, communications equipment and optical transceivers/modules.

The SQA MP1900A BERTs can accurately evaluate high speed interface designs during the early development stage. It can measure the performance of network-side interfaces such as 400 GbE, 200 GbE and 100 GbE as well as internal PCI Express bus interfaces to reduce the design evaluation time and cost of testing.

The built-in pulse pattern generator has the best intrinsic jitter of typically 115 full-scale root mean square and typical TR/TF of 12 ps. The total peak-to-peak jitter is typically 6 ps and the typical input sensitivity of the internal error detector is 15 mV.

A unique link negotiation function supporting high speed digital interface standards is used to connect the MP1900A to the device under test for improved bus interface evaluation. Engi­n­eers can use the function to conduct PCI Express Gen 4 and Gen 5 tests, link training status and state machine status analysis, jitter generation, and common mode and differential mode noise injection. A jitter measurement function evaluates signal integrity, while the 10Tap Emphasis and Equalizer functions can be used to characterise test signals according to transmission path loss.

An integrated solution featuring the MP1900A can support the generation of 32 Gbaud and 64 Gbaud PAM4 signals required for 200 GbE and 400 GbE measurements, BER measurements, jitter and amplitude noise injection and emphasis addition for versatile future-proof standards support.

It is not only easy to operate but also has an intuitive graphic user interface that can display block diagrams on the instrument’s large touch-panel 12.1 inch display. Remote commands matching each GUI function can be displayed onscreen to shorten the configuration time for automated measurements.