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Press Release -- February 28th, 2022
Source: anritsu

Anritsu and SENKO to Jointly Demonstrate CPO Network and Test Solution at OFC 2022

Allen, TX – February 28, 2022 – Anritsu Corporation (Anritsu) announced a collaboration with SENKO Advanced Components, Inc. (SENKO) to demonstrate a Co-Packaged Optics (CPO) network set up consisting of SENKO’s SN-MT connector using the BERTWave™ MP2110A and Network Master™ Pro MT1040A at OFC 2022. The demonstration will take place in SENKO’s OFC booth (#3239) and measure key performance parameters, such as eye testing and Bit Error rate of 400G DR4.

A CPO 3.2Tb engine is required to interoperate with eight 400G transceivers, such as DR4 and FR4, according to the specification requirement document released by Co-Packaged Optics Collaboration in 2021. Using 400G DR4 transceivers, Anritsu and SENKO will demonstrate the test set up for the CPO application.

The MT1040A is a portable B5-size 400G tester that supports speeds from 10Mbps to 400Gbps with direct QSFP-DD or OSFP modules. It has been developed based on advanced technologies and Anritsu’s experience in various network measurements to meet customers’ needs in high-speed interfaces, optical/IP data communications, high-frequency signals, and Protocol/RF testing. An all-in-one solution with a built-in 4-channel sampling oscilloscope and BERT, the BERTWave is an ideal solution for BER measurements and NRZ/PAM4 eye pattern analyses of 25G/100G/200G/400G/800G optical modules and devices.

SN-MT is a next-generation multi-fiber connector that is developed by SENKO and announced in 2021. SN-MT carries a maximum of 16-fibers in a single row ferrule contained within a regular SN connector footprint. The panel design with SN-MT 16F improves connector density by 2.7x over MPO-16F and 1.3x over MPO-32F. It’s suitable for many applications that require high-density solutions. The SN-MT 16F can accommodate up to a 3456F connection in a 1RU patch panel, where such a high-density solution is perfect for a 1RU height Co-Packaged Optics (CPO) 51.2T switch. By using 64x SN-MT 16F (1024F) on the top of the face plate, sufficient space could still be allocated for External Laser Source (ELS).

“Anritsu is one of the leading companies in the fiber optic network test equipment, and we are pleased working with them” said Jim Hasegawa, Executive Vice President of SENKO. “With this joint demonstration with Anritsu, we can leverage our expertise and hope to accelerate the adoption of CPO in the industry.”

“Our joint demonstration with SENKO will highlight 400G interconnects and networking. Both Anritsu and SENKO have been at the forefront of advancing technologies and it is a natural collaboration of market leaders,” said Hiroyuki Takahashi, GM of Service Infrastructure & Solution Div., Anritsu. “We will continue to contribute to the practical application of CPO technology innovation by providing solutions for device and network testing.”


Senko Advanced Components is a wholly owned subsidiary of the SENKO Advance, which is headquartered in Yokkaichi, Japan. With16 locations globally, and dozens of design and manufacturing facilities providing local support to customers all around the globe. SENKO was incorporated in the United States in the early nineties and has since being recognized as one of the industry’s specialists in passive fiber optics interconnect and optical components. This is due in great part to full vertical integration from the design capabilities, qualification/testing, and manufacturing. SENKO has deployed over 700 million connectors. To date, SENKO has over 150 awarded patents, with more than 300 pending.

SENKO develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes over 1000 fiber optic products for the telecom & datacom industries worldwide. An ISO-9001 approved company, SENKO is able to provide multinational corporations with the technical expertise to liaise with engineers, and the manufacturing flexibility to develop custom products for the ever-growing high-tech industry. Many of our products were created to resolve a specific design challenge faced by our customers. We offer one of the industry’s largest product portfolios, and our quality is second to none. More information about SENKO can be found at

About Anritsu

Anritsu is a provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions. Anritsu engages customers as true partners to help develop wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and digital solutions for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance applications, as well as multidimensional service assurance solutions for network monitoring and optimization. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices for communication products and systems. The company develops advanced solutions for emerging and legacy wireline and wireless technologies used in commercial, private, military/aerospace, government, and other markets.

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