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Real User
Electrical Validation Engineer at Intel Corporation
Feb 25 2019

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… 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… 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… 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… more»
Reydezel Torres
Real User
Researcher at a K-12 educational company or school with 501-1,000 employees
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… 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… 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… 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… more»
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Real User
Validation Engineer at Intel Corporation
Feb 25 2019

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… 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… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Most of the time, we have used the most expensive solution, like the one from Keysight. Then, Anritsu came out a bit later… 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… more»
Real User
SI Engineer at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees
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… 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… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It is expensive, but I guess that is why it works.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you 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… more»

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… more»
Zirui Yang
Real User
Applications Engineer at Marvell Technology Group
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… 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… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Pricing is always expensive. It would be better if they lowered the price.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you 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… more»
Real User
IC Validation Engineer at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees
Feb 27 2019

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… more»

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… more»

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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.

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