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Feb 25 2019
Gives you the capability to increase the voltage strength more than what you have in your signal, but it could use more dynamic features
What is most valuable?It gives you the capability to increase the Tap levels and voltage strength more than what you have in your signal. The user interface is quite good. It is straightforward. It's not confusing. You can figure out the notes yourself without… more»
How has it helped my organization?Sometimes, the silicon voltage strength is not enough. When you have some issues and you don't have a valid result, you don't know if it is due to the voltage strength, Taps, or something on the Tx side. Therefore, the Pre-emphasis box… more»
What needs improvement?For the next release, I would like more explanation on Taps. E.g., what's the impact on the signal when we click on a feature or click on a Tap. It would be good if we have more capabilities on Taps. Right now, it's a minimal tool. They… more»
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?I think everyone gets a demo before purchasing.
What other advice do I have?If your intent is to experiment with your signal to see if some boosting helps or your silicon doesn't have a lot of Tap features, then this is a good product to start with. You can always boost your signal using the Pre-emphasis box from… more»
Feb 24 2019
What is most valuable?The most valuable feature is its frequency range. The user interface is easy, simple, and practical.
How has it helped my organization?We are able to determine losses associated with different types of materials. Thus, we are able to decide the materials which are best for any given design. The electrical measurements that this… more»
What needs improvement?I would like the frequency range to be extended because of the speed. Electronics are moving forward to higher speeds, so it's better to have higher frequencies. The product's antennas and radar… more»
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?The pricing was the best option when we purchased it. It's very expensive equipment and cannot be upgraded after five years. If you buy equipment today, in five years, it won't be upgradeable. You… more»
What other advice do I have?I have recommended this product before because I think we received the best product for the money that we paid. It didn't take time for us to learn because we knew how the product worked in advance… more»
Which other solutions did I evaluate?We also have a Keysight VNA, which is also good. We chose this vendor because of pricing. We got a good deal when we contacted the vendor. We traveled to the manufacturer before purchasing, and they… more»
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Feb 25 2019
The jitter function included in the system has helped me in terms of improving the capabilities of our product, but more improvement can be done on the PAM-4 part
What is most valuable?Right now, they have all the features which are included in my validation test. User interface is pretty easy to use.
How has it helped my organization?The jitter function included in the system has helped me in terms of improving the capabilities of our product.
What needs improvement?Sometimes, the forms keep changing because of new product technology. If they could reduce the amount of change in the form, this would be good. A lot more improvement can… more»
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?Price-wise, it is much cheaper than its competitors. The first version of the product is always expensive, then once there is competition, it will be cheaper.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?Most of the time, we have used the most expensive solution, like the one from Keysight. Then, Anritsu came out a bit later with their solutions, but for a cheaper price… more»
What other advice do I have?The features are pretty much the same as an expensive competitor, but the price is better. If you have a lot of money to spend, then go for the most advanced solution… more»
Which other solutions did I evaluate?We have also tried Keysight and Tektronix. We did get a demo before purchasing, so we could see performance-wise the features that they would apply and how they would… more»
Feb 20 2019
What is most valuable?With the VNA I can set its parameters, so the tool is very flexible.
How has it helped my organization?The information that I can get with the VNA is useful for me to select materials, like copper. All the information that it can provide is really useful, due to the… more»
What needs improvement?I think it's available, but the eye diagram is an extra tool that is very expensive. Having it would save me time because, instead of having to simulate, I could see it… more»
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?It is expensive, but I guess that is why it works.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?So far, this is the only tool that I have used for S-parameters. If I were to switch it would be because the bandwidth of the next VNA is wider.
What other advice do I have?You have to be really aware of what your needs are for bandwidth, because you can buy things that do more than you really need. There wasn't much of a learning curve. It… more»
Which other solutions did I evaluate?We also looked at Keysight but Anritsu was the best option.
Feb 24 2019
What is most valuable?It supports the PAM-4 encoding scheme. We use that to do our PAM-4 receiver validation. It's also quick and easy to use.
How has it helped my organization?One of the test items (cheater tolerance) is a key validation item of our products. With Anritsu, it enables us to inject a different kind of theater, like RJ and SJ. So… more»
What needs improvement?While the user interface is good, it's a bit complicated because they have so many tabs. If they could simplify it, this would be helpful and appreciated. In the next… more»
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?Pricing is always expensive. It would be better if they lowered the price.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?We received feedback from our team members (user experience), then we made a product decision.
What other advice do I have?The product meets our expectations, but it has some things to improve. The learning curve is around several weeks, because they have their documents ready, which is good… more»
Which other solutions did I evaluate?We evaluated Keysight and Anritsu. We did do a demo. We tested the most important features to see if they met our expectations.
Feb 27 2019
The Pulse Pattern Generator and Error Detector are co-located, making it easier to use. However, I would like a better GUI.
What is most valuable?The Pulse Pattern Generator (PPG) and Error Detector are co-located, which makes it easier to use because I can just probe it directly on the PCB.
What needs improvement?The user interface is somewhat difficult when it comes to updates, so this is something that they need to improve. I would like a better GUI with navigation. This should make it easier to compare to competitors, like Textronix or Keysight.
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?The pricing is costly.
What other advice do I have?Take a look and do some demos. It will help you decide whether to go with this equipment or not. It took us about a week to become acclimated to the solution. We are not using this product to support connected devices, e.g., IoT… more»
Which other solutions did I evaluate?We got some test demos and looked at the vendors' samples. It was combination of technical aspects, cost impact, and ease of access. We used the samples or demos for months from the vendors, which made our lives easier during the initial… more»
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What is Anritsu Oscilloscopes?
Anritsu sampling oscilloscope is an ideal solution for Eye pattern analyses and Eye Mask tests. In addition, The excellent performance and high sampling speed reduce measurement times and help hold-down equipment costs.
Also known asBERTWave Series