Anritsu Company and Mindspeed Technologies to Showcase 10G-EPON Technology at OFC

MP1800 is Center of Test System that will Highlight 10G-EPON ONU XFP Reference Design

SAN DIEGO — (BUSINESS WIRE) — March 23, 2010 — Anritsu Company (Booth #3140) and Mindspeed Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MSPD) (Booth #2648) announce that Anritsu’s MP1800 Signal Quality Analyzer (SQA) will serve as the hub of a 10G-EPON test system that will highlight the performance of Mindspeed®’s optical chipsets. Mindspeed plans to use Anritsu’s 10G-EPON system to perform burst traffic transmit and receive data eyes, as well as bit-error-rate (BER) and dynamic range tests to validate the performance of the chipsets and underline certain 10 Gbps technology being developed by Mindspeed.

Mindspeed will demonstrate its 10G-EPON Optical Network Unit (ONU) chipset, including the M02170 low-power direct-modulated laser (DML) driver and M02142 multi-data rate post-amplifier, in a 10 Gigabit Small Form Factor Pluggable (XFP) reference design and the M02172 low-power 10 Gbps Electroabsorption Modulated Laser (EML) driver for Optical Line Terminal (OLT). To verify the design, the MP1800 is configured with one LVTTL level converter to conduct the burst mode control, and a unit with a pulse pattern generator (PPG) and Error Detectors (ED) for dual ONU to OLT burst mode Rx dynamic testing.

“Anritsu has a tradition of working with companies for the purpose of advancing technologies. Our demonstration at OFC with Mindspeed Technologies continues that practice. Our MP1800 is a unique test solution that can conduct the measurements necessary to validate the performance of the innovative products being designed by Mindspeed Technologies,” said Hiroshi Goto, Optical Product Specialist, Anritsu Company.

For OLT/ONU evaluation, the MP1800 SQA has a flexible gating function that allows the analyzer to conduct parallel BER testing. The MP1800 can support four synchronized 14G BERTs or two 28G BERTs, which can be upgradable to a serial 56G BERT. The MP1800 SQA delivers the highest quality waveforms that include the lowest intrinsic jitter. Complicated searching for input thresholds or phase adjustments is simplified with the touch of a single key. It is ideal for research and development of 100 GE, optical modulators, high-speed logic, integrated circuits (ICs), digital systems and PON.

“Mindspeed designs solutions that enable high-performance optical communications in support of today’s enterprise, mobile, broadband access, metropolitan, and wide area networks. Our ability to deliver leading-edge 10G-EPON products is greatly enhanced by high-quality test solutions like Anritsu’s MP1800,” said Angus Lai, senior product marketing manager, lightspeed connectivity solutions at Mindspeed.

Mindspeed’s fiber optic portfolio spans the entire spectrum of optical networking. It includes Physical Medium Dependent (PMD) solutions from 100 Mbps to 12 Gbps speeds in support of Synchronous Optical Network (SONET), Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH), Passive Optical Network (PON) and Gigabit Ethernet/Fibre Channel digital data transmission standards.

About Anritsu

Anritsu Company is the American subsidiary of Anritsu Corporation, a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions for more than 110 years. Anritsu provides solutions for existing and next-generation wired and wireless communication systems and operations. Anritsu products include wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and digital instruments, as well as operations support systems for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices for communication products and systems. With offices throughout the world, Anritsu sells in over 90 countries with approximately 4,000 employees. To learn more visit

About Mindspeed Technologies

Mindspeed Technologies, Inc. designs, develops and sells semiconductor solutions for communications applications in the wireline and wireless network infrastructure, which includes today's separate but interrelated and converging enterprise, broadband access, metropolitan and wide area networks. Our products are classified into three focused product families: multiservice access, high-performance analog and wide area networking communications. Our products are sold to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for use in a variety of network infrastructure equipment, including voice and media gateways, high-speed routers, switches, access multiplexers, cross-connect systems, add-drop multiplexers, digital loop carrier equipment, IP private branch exchanges (PBXs), optical modules, broadcast video systems and wireless basestation equipment. To learn more, visit


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