|[September 25, 2013]
Micram Instruments Raises The Bar For Performance At ECOC 2013
LONDON --(Business Wire)--
Micram Instruments has launched an impressive set of advanced
technologies and products at this week's European Optical Fiber
Conference (ECOC), headlined by the powerful new AWG6020 Dual Channel
Arbitrary Waveform Generator.
The Latest UltraFast VEGA Technology Powers the New AWG6020
"We are extremely pleased with the performance of our new AWG," said
Micram Instruments CEO Matthias Tom Frei. "The latest Micram VEGA DAC
prototype exceeded all original design targets and has now achieved
72GS/s, while delivering analog bandwidth of 24GHz, in testing Micram
conducted while working closely in co-development with Alcatel-Lucent's
Bell Labs (News - Alert). The amazing performance of the third generation Micram VEGA
family has enabled us to effectively double the performance of our
flagship dual channel AWG, which we introduced at OFC last March, in
only six months' time."
Micram Instruments' AWG6020 Dual Channel Arbitrary Waveform Generator
enables researchers and engineers to generate high order complex
modulation formats, such as 32QAM, 64QAM and OFDM, at performance levels
never previously available in a fully integrated AWG. With dual output
channels, fully automatic internal channel synchronization, world record
sampling performance and analog bandwidth and a fully integrated MATLAB
programming interface, the AWG6020 sets new standards of speed,
flexibility and control in complex signal generation.
New 72GS/s AWG Delivers on the Promise of USPA
Like its predecessor the AWG3420, Micram Instruments' new AWG6020 is
based on the Universal Signal Processor (News - Alert) Architecture (USPA),
co-developed with Bell Labs, the research organization of
Alcatel-Lucent. USPA has enabled a better than 100% increase in sampling
performance, serving as a platform for the latest Micram VEGA DAC
without any major hardware changes.
"Working with the Micram engineering team has definitely been a win-win
proposition," said Peter Winzer of Bell Labs. "With early access to
Micram's latest VEGA silicon, we at Bell Labs have been abe to achieve
our research and development goals, while Micram has benefited from our
broad skill set aimed at the rapid integration of new technologies."
In cooperation with Bell Labs, Micram has made available a technical
paper, "Generation of a Digitally Shaped 55-GBd 64-QAM Single-Carrier
Signal Using Novel High-Speed DACs" at ECOC. Co-written by Micram
and Bell Labs researchers, the paper will be available at the Micram
booth (#205) on Wednesday, September 25nd. A copy can also be
obtained by sending an e-mail request to email@example.com.
New Multiplexer Delivers 100G Performance from Existing BERTs
Also debuting at ECOC this week is Micram Instruments' MUX2180
Multiplexer, designed to give current owners of high speed Bit Error
Rate Testers (BERTs) from any manufacturer an easy, cost effective means
to double their performance. The MUX2180 multiplexes two input channels,
each at up to 56Gb/s, into a single output channel at up to 112Gb/s.
"There is a very large installed base of BERTs and programmable pattern
generators that were purchased for 40G and lower speed development
work," said Federico Lipparini, Director of Product Strategy for Micram
Instruments. "Our new MUX2180 instrument allows owners of these devices
to redeploy them into 100G applications at a very reasonable cost. This
is a very important product for us, leveraging proven Micram
UltraFastSiGe™ technology that has been around for years into a market
that is starving for cost effective ways to get to 100G performance. The
MUX2180 is first of a series of products we have planned for this space,
leveraging existing Micram building blocks into exciting new test &
measurement solutions that bring real value to customers."
Time Interleaving Creates a Path to Ever Higher Performance
Long time Micram partner Fraunhofer (News - Alert) HHI has introduced its latest
optical AWG at ECOC, which delivers 70GS/s performance through time
interleaving of two previous generation Micram VEGA DACII signal
converters, an important achievement which demostrates a clear path to
even faster VEGA-powered instruments.
"Fraunhofer HHI's 70GS/s AWG is a fantastic new component of their
Multiterabit Test Solution for optical communication applications," said
Paul De Zan, Director of Corporate Marketing for Micram Instruments.
"HHI's pioneering use of time interleaving to double effective
performance has broad implications for future VEGA-powered systems and
insures that we will continue to deliver industry-leading sample rates
and bandwidth for a long time to come."
About Micram Instruments
Micram Instruments brings the world record-setting power of Micram VEGA
technology to integrated test & measurement equipment, with a line of
highly advanced, very high performance instruments that deliver
ultrafast speed and bandwidth to technicians, engineers and developers
About Fraunhofer HHI
Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI) is a leading research
institute for fixed and mobile telecommunication networks. Activities in
photonic networks and components expand a spectrum from highly
capacitive flexible long-haul networks to the broadband in-house network
and their components as well as test and measurement equipment.
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