Network Master Pro MT1040A evaluates 400G networks

Anritsu will release the portable MT1040A tester for 400G Networks at the Optical Fiber Communications (OFC) virtual exhibition instead of travelling to San Diego, California, USA.

The Network Master Pro MT1040A is a compact, battery-driven 400G measuring instrument with directly inserted QSFP-DD or OSFP measurement modules.

To date, 400G Ethernet has been used mainly in data centres, but the recent rapid growth in data traffic driven by rollout of 5G commercial services and expected future appearance of self-driving vehicles is seeing deployment of 400G Ethernet at non-data centre locations. The MT1040A supports 400G tests but also 10M~100G Ethernet, OTN, eCPRI/CPRI, SDH/SONET, and Fibre Channel onsite measurements. It can also be combined with an optional OTDR module for fibre line maintenance as well as with a GPS module for remote measurements using GPS. The integrated auto-test functions help operators perform identical tests to obtain quantitative test results, for onsite efficiency.

The Network Master Pro MT1040A is a portable measuring instrument for evaluating the transmission quality of various networks operating at communications speeds from 10Mbits per second to 400Gbits per second. With an evaluation interface supporting SFP/SFP+/SFP28, QSFP+/QSFP28/QSFP-DD, and OSFP optical modules, the MT1040A can be customised easily for any application, says Anritsu.

When combined with the MU100020A, MU100021A, MU100022A, or MU100023A OTDR modules for fibre tests and the high performance GPS Disciplined MU100090A, it measures latency between remote fibre segments.

A full suite of tools is available for easy editing of each test scenario as well as automation tools for one-button operation of complex tests.

Anritsu has provided communications test and measurement equipment solutions for 120 years. The company engages customers as partners to help develop wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and digital solutions for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance applications, as well as multi-dimensional service assurance solutions for network monitoring and optimisation. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices for communication products and systems. The company develops advanced solutions for 5G, M2M, IoT, as well as other emerging and legacy wireline and wireless communication markets. Anritsu has offices in over 90 countries worldwide 

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