ANT-5 PDH/SDH/SONET Field Tester

Acterna ANT-5 SDH/PDH Access Tester
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ANT-5 – The Fully Integrated Field Tester
SDH PDH

ATM No restriction !

SONET

Any unit is configurable with all the above technologies Weight: < 2.5 kg Dimensions: 197 mm x 76 mm x 275 mm
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What Is An ANT-5:-

It is:• A very compact field test solution • An easy to use SDH/SONET/ATM handheld tester

It has:• PDH, SDH, SONET from 1.5M to 2.5G in one instrument • All Interfaces built-in – which means NO adapters • Optimized test philosophy to reduce user costs • Superb off-line viewer for easy report generation • An ATM Option that supports ATM on all rates • Upgrade paths from electrical only to STM-1/-4/-16 optical

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ANT-5 All This Capability In A Single Package

ANT-5 can test all interfaces in the network:ANT-5 can test all interfaces in the network:Installation, Commissioning Maintenance, Fault Finding Installation, Commissioning Maintenance, Fault Finding
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ANT-5 Key Benefits
• Very compact field test solution (Size & Weight) • The easiest to use SDH handheld on the market • PDH, SDH, SONET - 1.5M to 2.5G in one instrument • All Interfaces built-in (no adapters) • Designed to minimise cost of ownership • Off-line viewer for easy report generation • ATM Option available on all rates • 3 hour battery life for optical tests • Upgrade paths – “future proof investment”

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Installations made simpler !

• “Big OK” results summary speeds up installation tasks • Split screen: results & set-up simultaneously • Permanent LED's, animated Icons, beeper with alarms • All errors counted simultaneously

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SDH Optical Fiber Installation
Verify Connectivity
Quick BER test at fiber interface Verify optical power level at Rx side
STM-1/4/-16 o

STM-1/4/16o

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SDH Network Element Installation
Verify network element setup
PerformanceTest mappings & alarm response

Verify proper timing
Check tolerance to tributary clock offset

STM-1e / 155 Mbps

e.g. DS3/ 45 MBit/s

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SDH Commissioning
Verify Quality of service
Performance Analysis to international standards

Verify network backup
APS tests

Verify 3rd party network routing
RTD measurements

Performance verification against: G.821, G.826, G.828, G.829, ANSI, M.2100, M.2101
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SDH Maintenance
In service verification
– Monitoring alarms/errors, OH bytes, Pointer, TCM

Check for tributary problems
Use VC12 tributary scan for a fast overview

ANT-5 provides NRZ ECL port for monitoring of STM-1/-4/-16 signals (electr. conversion done by specific NE.
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ATM 3G/UMTS network qualification
2 Mbit/s / STM-1 ATM qualification between Node B and ATM switch

RNC NB

MUX

MUX

ATM

Utopia interface loop on VPI/VCI

Test: - ATM BERT (HCOR, HUNC, CLR, CMR,CER) - Delay (CTD, CDV) - ATM throughput, - right VPI/VCI configuration
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Optimized test philosophy

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Setup instrument: select structure, mapping, timer Select application (APS, RTD….) Select Actions (Alarm / Error/ Pointer generation) Select Result View (OK screen, Alarm/Error list, Histogram) START Test / STOP Test Analyze Result (OK / alarms / errors) Store results / configuration Transfer results / configurations Report Generation (off-line)

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SETUP Main Page

Signal Structure Application OH Setup Measurement Timer

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SETUP Signal structure
Start with RX
– – – – – – – Select Test type (Terminated, In-line monitor, Thru-mode1) ) Select Interface Select Timing (internal, external) Select AU mapping Select Container Select PDH Setup (Rate, Tributary, Mode) Select Test Pattern

Copy Rx -> TX

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available with SW Release 10.x

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SETUP

…or use Auto Configuration

Select input level (ITU/High or PMP/Low) Auto Configuration checks:
– interface (SDH, SONET, PDH ,ATM) – mapping structure – payload

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SETUP Available PDH interfaces
PDH interfaces
– T1 (bantam) – E1 interface unbalanced (BNC) E1 interface balanced (RJ-48) – DS3, E3, E4 interface unbalanced (BNC)

Supporting framed structures:
PCM-30, PCM-30C, PCM31, PCM31C

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SETUP Available SDH Mappings
Transmitted over STM-1e, STM-1o, STM-4o, STM-16o

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SETUP Application Selection

Performance Analysis Repetitive BERT APS OH Capture Delay Tributary Scan

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SETUP Application Perf. Analysis

• Guarantee link performance to end customer
– G.821, G.826, G.828, G.829 – ANSI, M.2100, M.2101

• Perf. tests on SDH substructure / PDH interfaces • User defined test duration • Test results exportable to PC using CSV & ASCII
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SETUP

Application Repetitive BER

• For the testing of Radio Links • Results used for Carrier to Noise ratios

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SETUP Application APS
Operates at SDH and PDH interfaces MS-AIS, AU-AIS,TU-AIS & TSE sensors Service Disruption sensor

1 mS resolution User programmable limits Pass/Fail Indication Results can be printed/exported

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SETUP Application RTD
Key measurement used during installation & fault finding
– – – – – Check routing of 3rd party provided circuits Satellite hop line up test Latency checking of cross connects Connectivity testing Regenerator loop checks

Measurement range up to 10s Resolution: +/- 1uS except…
– – – – E1 PDH E1 SDH VC12 E2 VC11/VC12 Bulk +/- 100uS +/- 100uS +/1 10uS +/- 10uS

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ACTION Main Page

Alarm / Error generation OH manipulation Pointer generation TCM generation 1)

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available with SW Release 10.x

ACTION Alarm / Error generation

TSE errors PDH / SDH Defects SDH anomalies

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ACTION OH manipulation

Hex-format or Descriptor according to Ring / Linear structure
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ACTION Pointer Generation
Manipulates AU and/or TU pointer INC rements and DEC rements Single and Contineous

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START / STOP measurement

START
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STOP

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RESULTS Main Page

Result Analysis (OK) Defect Panel Event Log Annomaly Count Graph OH Analysis Pointer Analysis Performance Analysis APS result TCM Analysis

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RESULTS Alarm & Event analysis
• OK / Alarm/Event screen: shows results & set-up simultaneously • Defect Panel • Anomaly page • Event Log monitors overhead alarms indicates counts & ratios timestamps all events (res.: 100 ms)

• Histogram incl. Zoom function

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RESULTS OH Analysis & Path tracing
Key OH bytes are displayed in Hex or text format Interpreter works network structure dependant (linear or ring) Bytes not currently used are greyed out

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RESULTS Byte Capturing
Captures K1 & K2-Byte (APS) Considers selected network structure - Ring G.841 - Linear G.783 Trigger : - manual - compare - not compare

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RESULTS Pointer Analysis
Detects AU and TU Pointer actions
– – – – Current pointer values No. of INCrements/DECrements No. of NDFs Average deviation from nominal (in +/- ppm)

Recorded with event log

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Store results

Store / Autostore results and configurations on hard disc either csv-format (for implementation with spreadsheets) or ANT-5 specific format: .a5R or .a5c

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Transfer results
Most convenient: Using the CF card ! Direct readable with any Labtop with PCMCIA slot ! Easy readable with Desktops using card readers ! Results

Configurations
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Report generation…

…via ANT-5 Off-line Viewer:
- load results and - print on your office printer

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OPTION PDH Mux /DeMux
PDH Mux/DeMux testing of legacy PDH systems Transmit/Receive at 2, 34 and 140 Mbps Test signals at 64Kbps, 2,8,34,140 Mbps structured signals from nx64k to 140M
– Structure depth (nx64, E1, E2, E3)

E1 Sa-bit (Tx/Rx) generation and analysis

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OPTION Concatenated Mapping
Eanables concatenated mappings

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OPTION Remote Operation (GUI)

…via ANT-5 Ethernet port:– Install Remote Operation Client on PC / Laptop – Establish connection – Easy operation (GUI simuation) – No additional user training required – ROC is Master; Remote unit will act as a Slave (measurements run as long as connection is established)

No need to develop SCPI control programs
– Enables FTP of results and configurations

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OPTION Remote Control / SCPI
Application: generating automatic test procedure for manufacturing, lab or NE-evaluation processes Using SCPI command over the serial interface

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OPTION SONET Mapping
Transmitted over STS-1, OC-3, OC-12, OC-48

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OPTION AU-3 / VT Mapping
enables lower order mapping

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OPTION ATM

ATM carried over PDH / SDH / SONET over all interface rates ATM cell generation ( 2 PVCs, UNI and NNI mode) ATM load: CBR, VBR ( bandwith, burst length, burst gap) ATM cells: O.191 test cells, ATM BERT (AAL-0), background Alarm & Error insertion (HEC, VP-AIS, VP-RDI, VC-AIS, VC-RDI) ATM QoS measurements (CER, CLR, CTD, CDV) ATM Statistics (Utilization, cell counts, HEC error ratio) ATM Channel Explorer (detects automatically active VCI, VPI)
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OPTION ATM
ATM carried over PDH (E1, E3, DS-1,DS3, E4) ATM carried over SDH
– STM-n VC-11/TU-11, STM-n VC-11/TU-12, STM-n VC-12 – STM-n VC-3, STM-n VC-4 – STM-4/16 VC4-4c

ATM carried over SONET
– VT-1.5 SPE, VT-2 SPE – STS-1 SPE – STS-3c SPE,STS-12c SPE

UNI and NNI PVC operation
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ANT-5 Installations made simpler !
• “Big OK” results summary speeds up installation tasks • Split screen: results & set-up simultaneously • Permanent LED's, animated Icons, beeper with alarms • All errors counted simultaneously

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