Agilent Technologies offers jitter accuracy maps
Oct 27, 2004
Agilent Technologies Inc. has announced the first test solution to provide accurate and repeatable jitter with ITU-T O.172 jitter accuracy maps and advanced next-generation SONET/SDH (NG SONET) capability within a single instrument.
The enhancements to the Agilent OmniBER optical transport network (OTN) family of communications performance analyzers aims to reduce the cost of ownership for chipset designers, network equipment manufacturers (NEM) and service providers by integrating NG SONET and jitter into one instrument.
The Agilent OmniBER OTN now supports interface rates up to 2.5 Gb/s and 10 Gb/s. It is the only test instrument to combine generic framing procedure (GFP), virtual concatenation (VCat), Ethernet payload, and link capacity adjustment scheme (LCAS) measurement capabilities with the most accurate and repeatable jitter, plus O.172 jitter accuracy maps for measuring 10 Gb/s SONET/SDH and G.709 OTN jitter.
"Manufacturers have been pushing the limits to reduce the size and cost of pluggable optics, and an unintended consequence is potential increased jitter," said David Taylor, chairman of Agilent's Jitter Study Group. "Jitter leads to data errors, which can cost money in wasted bandwidth due to re-transmission and lost data. Agilent's new integrated OmniBER OTN with NG SONET and jitter lowers capital equipment costs and provides faster insight into NG SONET design conformance, aiding multi-vendor interoperability for network manufacturers."
More information about the Agilent OmniBER OTN is available at www.agilent.com/comms/omniber.