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TU01 - Acterna Wavetek ANT-5 SDH Access Telecom Tester

JDSU Acterna ANT-5 SDH Access Telecom Tester

This Is A Brand New, Open Box Item In Perfect Condition!

Installed Options:
- Optical STM-1 1310/1550nm
- Optical STM-4 1310/1550nm
- PDH Mux/DeMux
- Concatenated Mapping
- AU-3 / VC11 / SONET VT Mappings

The ANT-5 is the ideal device for field technicians who need to test a range of SDH, PDH, SONET, and ATM digital links both onsite and from a remote location.

Includes Carrying Case & Accessories As Listed


BC# 17150

Condition Brand New (Open Box) / Calibrated
Warranty 90 Day Exchange
  • JDSU ANT-5 SDH Access Tester (BC# 17150) w/ Options:
    • Optical STM-1 1310/1550nm
    • Optical STM-4 1310/1550nm
    • PDH Mux/DeMux
    • Concatenated Mapping
    • AU-3 / VC11 / SONET VT Mappings
  • (3) BNC To BNC Cables
  • K1597 RJ48 Cable
  • Patch Cord To TE-Tx/NT-Rx Cable
  • P/N: 271595 Parallel To Serial Interface Converter w/ Manual
  • 9 Pin To 25 Pin Connector
  • K1524 9 Pin To 25 Pin Cable
  • Pretek Compact Adapter
  • SanDisk 512MB Flash Card
  • (2) SM FC-FC Fiber Cables
  • JDSU ANT-5 SDH Access Tester
  • ANT-5 User's Guide
  • AC Adapter/Charger
  • Power Cord
  • Strap For Unit
  • Carrying Case (G)

The access network explosion
The modern communicationsmarket is challenging network operators in new ways. Because growth from traditional voice services has declined, operatorsmust find new ways to carry more data traffic in order to maintain their revenue stream. However, bandwidth bottlenecks in the access and metro networks have prevented many new high-speed, high-bandwidth services from being efficiently deployed.

Field technicians, who are tasked with installing and maintaining these networks, must learn how to test a wide variety of technologies while they strive to reach new levels of productivity. To perform these tasks, technicians require an increased number of pieces of equipment and additional training to operate each device effectively. Additionally, operatorsmust be able to manage the conflicting demands of technicians, who need the proper equipment and training to do their jobs, and executives, who are keeping close control on capital expenses and operating costs.

The ANT-5 rises to the challenge
Acterna effectively meets the challenges faced by network operators with the Acterna ANT-5 SDH Access Tester. Designed for field operations, the small, rugged, battery-operated ANT-5 streamlines installation and maintenance testing. Its advanced features and automated functions enable technicians to perform tests quickly and effectively. And, with SDH, PDH, SONET, and ATM combined into a single compact unit, capital investment and training expenses are reduced, minimizing business costs.


  • Smallest and lightest test solution (only 2 2 kg) for interfaces from 1.544 Mbps up to 2.5 Gbps
  • Optical testing at dualwavelengths from STM-1/OC-3 up to STM-16/ OC-48
  • Electrical testing atDS1, E1, E3, DS3, E4, STM-0, and STM-1/OC-3
  • Full analysis of concatenated mappingswith SDH/SONET signals
  • In-depth PDH analysiswith Sa bit generation and flexible mux/demux test configuration
  • Optical power measurements for verification of physical layer integrity
  • ATM functionality for service verification of ATM, 3G, and UMTS networks (provided via T-carrier, PDH, SDH, or SONET)
  • In-line Monitor and Instrusive Thru Modes for traffic analysis and network testing
  • ECL/NRZ port enables non-intrusive direct monitoring of optical networks

The portable solution
The ANT-5’s compact, robust design is ideal for field and central office applications. The convenient, built-in stand and comfortable carry strap enable hands-free testing in any location. And, its extended battery life allows for testing even when AC power is not on hand.

Optional carrying cases protect the ANT-5 when technicians travel between sites and provide a safe and convenient place for storing cables and accessories.

Simplest handheld to learn and use
Access technicians need a tester that can simplify their key taskswithout extensive training. With its large color screen, graphical user interface (GUI), and ergonomic keypad, the ANT-5 is the simplest handheld to learn and use on the market today. Other features include:

  • Labelled LEDs that show current and historical alarm
  • OKresults summary and pass/fail results screen displays
  • Auto-save of test results
  • Fast store and recall of key network configurations
  • Auto-configuration detects actual signal structure
  • Automatic testing

Easiest to use
Technicians prefer instruments that are the easiest to use, so that they can concentrate their efforts on measurement tasks rather than on the complex operation of the instrument itself.

The ANT-5 is the most complete instrument, with all of the necessary interfaces already built-in, including T1 Bantam, E1 balanced, and E1 unbalanced up to optical interfaces with STM-16/OC-48. It covers T-carrier, PDH, SDH, and SONET technology, all in one instrument.

The ANT-5’sworld-class ease-of-use is based on a clearly structured operation concept: SETUP – RESULTS– ACTIONS.

The ANT-5 offers three operation modes to cover all necessary field applications, including intrusive, nonintrusive, and monitoring modes. An important feature is the ECL/NRZ port for monitoring optical circuits at electrical monitor points provided by network elements (STM-1/-4/-16).

The navigation key allows for simple operation, and the keyboard supports the easy input of comments, file names, etc.

The internal memory can hold hundreds of files. For result analysis and report generation, the ANT-5 allows for the easy transfer of files to the instrument’s Compact Flash Memory Card (CF card). In addition, the Mircrosoft® Windows®-based Off-line Viewer provides simple results analysis.

For report generation, the Off-line Viewer print functions can be used, supporting any of your desktop printers in your Windows environment.

Application selection
The ANT-5 application menu opens direct access to the following applications:

  • Performance Analysis (according to ITU-T, ANSI)
  • Repetitive BERT (radio linkapplication)
  • Automatic Protection Switching (APS)
  • Service Disruption Measurements
  • OH Capture
  • Round Trip DelayMeasurements (RTD)

The corresponding results are directly accessible in the results page structure.

The access technicians’ tool of choice
The ANT-5 provides all of the transmission test functions required in today’s access networks:

  • Optical power measurement
  • Bit error rate testing
  • G.821, G.826, G.828, G.829, ANSI, M.2100, and M.2101 analysis
  • Received signal offsetmeasurement
  • Transmit signal offset and generation
  • Tabular and graphical event recording

Extensive SDH/SONET features
The ANT-5 is loaded with SDH and SONET test features covering all installation and maintenance tasks up to 2.5 Gbps:

  • STM-0e, STM-1e/STS-3 interface
  • STM-1/OC-3 to STM-16/OC-48 optical ports at dualwavelengths (1310/1550 nm)
  • Auto-configuration
  • Anomaly generation and analysis
  • Defect generation and analysis
  • SOH/POH generation and analysis (HEX or clear text format)
  • Pointer generation and analysis
  • Path trace generation and analysis
  • Tandem connection monitoring (TCM) generation and analysis
  • APS/service disruption measurements
  • RTD measurements
  • Automatic tributary scanning
  • K-byte capture

Full PDH support
From 1.5 Mbps to 140 Mbps, including nx64 Kbps, the ANT-5 can test all PDH tributaries and legacy PDH hierarchy transmission systems using high-level functions that include E1 Sa bit generation and display.

T-carrier support
The ANT-5 is also equipped with a standard T1 Bantam interface and supportsDS1 and DS3 interfaces and structures.

In addition, the multiplexer/demultiplexer (mux/demux) option now supports M13 framing (DS1/DS3) and allows for 64 K channel analysis.

ATM service verification
UMTSnetwork rollout and ADSL growth is increasing the use of ATM in the access network. The ANT-5 enables the installation and maintenance of ATM carried over PDH, SDH, and SONET networks that include:

  • DS1, STS-1 SPE, DS3
  • E1, E3 (G.832), E4
  • VC-4/STS-3cSPE
  • VC-4-4c/STS-12cSPE

PVC cells can be generated over UNI and NNI with CBR and VBR traffic load profiles up to STM-4c rates.

Service quality can be checked using BER or O.191 measurements. Linkand channel performance can be monitored while traffic statistics are recorded.

Channel Explorer scans automatically for active VCI/VPI and displays the result in tabular form.

Simple test and results management
Due to its built-in Ethernet port, CF card port, and printer port, the ANT-5 can integrate more effectively and simply with day-to-day operations.

  • Export standard test setups to other ANT-5s or PCs via the CF card
  • Exchange results over LANs using Windows-based PCs
  • Print test reports directly via the serial interface or from a PC using the Off-line Viewer software

Result evaluation (Off-line Viewer)
Results (in ANT-5 format) can be loaded, analyzed, and printed by any Windows-based PC using the ANT-5 Off-line Viewer software.

Off-line Viewer enables the generation of specific setupswith easy downloading to the instrument. The user interface can be displayed in the following languages: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and Chinese. ThisWindows-based software, included with each instrument, can also be used for training purposes, providing an excellent product simulation.

Remote GUI
Remote operation is achieved by establishing a suitable communications linkover an Ethernet LAN. Once the linkhas been successfully set up, the PC/laptop can communicate with the ANT-5 using the supplied version of the ANT-5 GUI faceplate.

Advanced remote testing capability
The ANT-5 also provides an advanced remote testing capability over Ethernet. As a result, technicians can poll instruments remotely from their offices, simplifying long-term commissioning and maintenance tests and dramatically reducing travel time and costs. Test results can be saved to any networkhard disk or printed from any network printer for convenient analysis.

Flexible, cost-effective platform
The ANT-5’s flexible design enables it to be adapted quickly to operators’ changing requirements. In addition, its field upgradeable capability, provided by the Compact Flash port, enables technicians in the field to install software in minutes.

Hardware upgrades can be purchased to add optical bandwidths or wavelengths. This protects the initial investment and reduces additional training expenses while allowing operators to match capital expenditures to network rollout plans.

The Acterna ANT-5 is an industry-leading access tester that sets new standards for portability, ease of use, and adaptability. It is the ideal device for field technicians who need to test a range of SDH, PDH, SONET, and ATM digital links both onsite and from a remote location. As a result, the ANT-5 provides a significant advantage for companieswishing to optimize quality of service using a cost-effective, industry- proven solution.

Technical Specifications

Electrical Interfaces
G.703 transmitters
BNC 75 O unbalanced outputs
Bit rates and line codes
– 2048, 34368 Kbps HDB3
– 44736 Kbps B3ZS
– 51840 Kbps B3ZS
– 139264, 155520 Kbps CMI
RJ48 120 O balanced output
Bit rate and line codes
– 2048 Kbps
Electrical Interfaces
BNC 75 O unbalanced inputs
Bit rates and line codes
– 2048, 34368 Kbps HDB3
– 44736 Kbps B3ZS
– 51840 Kbps B3ZS
– 139264, 155520 Kbps CMI
RJ48 120 O balanced input
Bit rate and line codes
– 2048 Kbps HDB3
Clock Recovery
- Pulling range as G.703
Selectable input gain
– 155520 Kbps 20 dB
– 2048, 34368 Kbps 26 dB
– 44736, 139264 Kbps 26 dB
T1 Interface
Connectors Bantam
Input impedance 100 O
Bit rate 1544 Kbps
Line code AMI, B8ZS
E1 Hi-Z Input
A high input impedance setting for the E1 75 O,
E1 120 O, and T1 100 O ports enables these
signals to be monitored without a PMP.
Optical Interface (Options)  
G.957 optical transmitter and receiver (options)  
– Class 1 laser product 
Connectors  FC-PC connectors 
Transmitter wavelengths  Single (1310 nm), Dual (1310 nm and 1550 nm) 
Line bit rates  155.52 Mbps, 622.08 Mbps, 2488.32 Mbps 
Line code  scrambled NRZ 
Optical Transmitter Specifications  
Optical option  Line rate  Wavelength  Tx output power  Tx output power 
@ 1310 nm  @ 1550 nm 
BN4565/00.01  STM1  1310SR  -8 dBm to -15 dBm 
BN4565/00.03  STM1  1310SR/1550LR  -8 dBm to -15 dBm  +2 dBm to -4 dBm 
BN4565/91.13  STM1/4  1310SR  -8 dBm to -15 dBm 
BN4565/00.14  STM1/4  1310SR/1550LR  -8 dBm to -15 dBm  +2 dBm to -4 dBm 
BN4565/91.15  STM1/4  1310LR/1550LR  +2 dBm to -4 dBm  +2 dBm to -4 dBm 
BN4565/91.16  STM1/4/16  1310LR/1550LR  +3 dBm to -3 dBm  +3 dBm to -3 dBm 
Optical Receiver Specifications  
Optical option  Line rate  Wavelength  Rx dynamic range @ 1100 to 1600 nm  Rx optical overload 
BN4565/00.01  STM1  1310SR  -8 dBm to -28 dBm  N/A 
BN4565/00.03  STM1  1310SR/1550LR  -8 dBm to -28 dBm  N/A 
BN4565/91.13  STM1/4  1310SR  -8 dBm to -28 dBm  N/A 
BN4565/00.14  STM1/4  1310SR/1550LR  -8 dBm to -28 dBm  N/A 
BN4565/91.15  STM1/4  1310LR/1550LR  -8 dBm to -28 dBm  N/A 
BN4565/91.16  STM1/4/16  1310LR/1550LR  -8 dBm to -28 dBm  -6 dBm 
Optical Power Measurement
Measurement of the received optical signal level
Resolution 1 dB
Electrical Interfaces  
For connecting the ANT-5 to STM-1/OC-3, STM-4/OC-12, and STM-16/OC-48 monitor points 
Line code  scrambled NRZ 
Input voltage (peak-to-peak)  0.2 to 1 V 
Coaxial input 
Connector/impedance  SMA/50 O 
Transmit Clock Synchronization  
Internal stability  ±3.6 ppm 
Tx bit rate offset  ±100 ppm 
Increment  0.1 ppm 
External Clock (SDH Transmitter)  
Connector  BNC 75 O (120 O via external adapter) 
Reference clock  1544, 2048 kHz 
Reference signal  1544, 2048 Kbps (HDB3) 

Operating Modes 
– Terminated Mode 
– In-line Monitor Mode 
– Intrusive Thru Mode 
SDH Output Signals
STM-0 signal consists of one VC-n container with
– Framed or unframed PDH test pattern
– Test pattern without stuffing bits (bulk signal to O.181)
STM-1 signal consists of one VC-n container with
– Framed or unframed PDH test pattern
– Test pattern without stuffing bits (bulk signal to O.181)
Content of nonselected containers
– STM-1 PRBS 211-1 (framed/unframed as per selected container)
STM-4 signal consists of one VC-n container with
– Framed or unframed PDH test pattern
– Test pattern without stuffing bits (bulk signal to O.181)
– Three VC-4 containers each filled with a fixed pattern of 11100110
STM-16 signal consists of VC-n containers with
– Framed or unframed PDH test pattern
– Test pattern without stuffing bits (bulk signal to O.181)
SDH Anomaly and Defect Insertion  
Defect generation 
Static  ON/OFF 
Anomaly generation 
Single or at a continuous error rat io of 1x10–n 
(where the range of n is as indica ted below) 
Bit errors (TSEs)  n = 2-9 
B1, B3  n = 4-9 
MS-REI  n = 3-10 
LP-REI, LP-BIP (except C4)  n = 3-10 
B2  n = 3-9 
HP-REI  n = 4-10 
SDH Anomaly/Defect Burst Generation
Anomalies (injected in n consecutive frames
every m frames or seconds)
SDH Error and Alarm Detection
Error types
PDH, FAS-45, FAS-34, FAS-2, FAS-1.5, REI-45,
CPBIT, EBIT-2, CRC-2, code errors (2 Mbps, 45
Alarm detection
All alarms are monitored and detected
Alarm types
Mappings (to ITU G.707)
The following mappings are provided as standard
with the instrument. (For the structure, see Figure
– C11 mapping (1.5 Mbps)
– C12 mapping (2 Mbps)
– C3 mapping (34, 45 Mbps)
– C4 mapping (140 Mbps)
Test Patterns
Test patterns may be generated and measured for
any of the provided bit rates either directly at the
SDH interface or within the STM-16/STM-4/STM-1
PRBS: 211-1, 220-1, 223-1, 231-1, 211-1 inv, 215-1 inv,
220-1 inv, 223-1 inv, 231-1 inv, QRSS20
User programmable word 16 bits
Overhead Evaluation and Generation
SOH and POH evaluation
Display of complete SOH and POH in hex, binary,
and ASCII formats.
Text decode of S and C bytes for the trace
J0 display of 16 byte ASCII sequence.
J1 and J2 display of 16 or 64 byte ASCII sequence.
SOH and POH generation
The content of all bytes, with the exception of
A1/A2, B1/B2/B3, and H1 to H4, is programmable
with any byte.
– Selectable synchronization messages (S byte)
– Selectable signal labels (C byte)
– Trace identifier
– J0 programmable 1 byte hexadecimal or 16 byte
ASCII sequence with CRC
– J1 and J2 programmable 16 byte ASCII sequence
with CRC or 64 byte ASCII sequence
Pointer Analysis and Generation in AU/TU
Pointer analysis
Current pointer values displayed
Displays counts of:
– Pointer increments and decrements, sum and
– New data flags (NDFs)
– Average deviation (in ppm) of AU and TU
User selectable recording of pointer events into the
event log.
Pointer generation
Generation of pointers by:
– Single pointer
Frame rate: 100 to 8000
Receive K-Byte Capture
Captures K1 and K2 bytes
Capture trigger criteria: user selectable
Tandem Connection Monitoring (TCM)
Analysis of N1 and N2 bytes
Monitoring/display of:
Online display of TCM access point identifier
TCM error measurement
Incoming B3/computed BIP comparison
Generation of N1 and N2 bytes
To create:
Signal Frequency Measurement
Receive signal frequency is displayed and
deviation from nominal shown in ppm.
Resolution 0.1 ppm

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