GL Conveys the Availability of its Jitter Measurement and Pulse Mask Compliance Testing Solutions

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GL Communications Inc. conveyed today the availability of its Jitter Measurement and Pulse Mask Compliance Testing solutions.

Jitter Measurement and Pulse Mask Compliance Testing Solutions

GL's jitter measurement software allows one to accurately measure jitter associated with T1 or E1 signals. And T1 E1 Analyzer and Universal T1 E1 Cards have pulse shape measurement capability.

GL Communications Inc. a leader in providing PC-based test, analysis and simulation products and consulting services to the worldwide telecommunications industry, conveyed today the availability of its Jitter Measurement and Pulse Mask Compliance Testing solutions.

Speaking to media persons, Mr. Jagdish Vadalia CEO of the company said, ”GL's jitter measurement software allows one to accurately measure jitter associated with T1 or E1 signals. Jitter is the time discrepancy between the time of arrival of a clock pulse and its theoretical arrival time. Jitter arises from a number of sources, including aging of clock circuits, thermal and loading effects, Doppler shifts, and de-multiplexing from higher bit rate data streams. Since no clock is perfect, all clocks exhibit some degree of jitter. Jitter is always computed by comparing a clock signal (called the "nominal clock" or the "clock under test") with a clock having superior accuracy (called the "reference clock").”

He added, ”GL's Jitter Measurement module allows evaluation of jitter on either a tick-by-tick or a cumulative basis. Technically, cumulative jitter is of primary importance, as network equipment must cope with the cumulative jitter. However, tick-by-tick measurements are also presented in this module. In addition to these, the application recognizes the very slow variations in a clock signal (below 1 Hz), and the Frequency Offset or Deviations in clock rates.

Jitter can be measured in terms of the time duration of a single clock pulse. This time interval is referred to as a "Unit Interval" or UI. For T1 systems operating at 1.544 Mbps, 1 UI equals 647 nanoseconds. For E1 systems operating at 2.048 Mbps, 1 UI equals 488 nanoseconds. UI durations for higher rate bit streams are proportionately smaller.”

Mr. Vadalia further added, “GL’s tProbe™ T1 E1 Analyzer and Universal T1 E1 Cards have pulse shape measurement capability. Software has been developed to determine if the pulse shape fits within a “pulse mask” as specified by standards ITU G.703 and ANSI T1.102-1993. The software is available in both visual and tabular formats. Tabular formats are convenient for automation and scripted test environments. It is quite common for T1 E1 signals, within a central office environment or an enterprise telecom room, to NOT meet pulse mask requirements due to interference, too long or short cable lengths, improper impedances, or simply poor transmitter design. In such cases, pulse mask compliance is very useful in diagnosing problems.”

Important Features of Jitter Measurement

·Easy, accurate, visual pulse shape and jitter measurement for T1 E1 signals (only available with Universal T1/E1 cards and tProbe™ T1 E1 analyzer).
·Provides an option to select T1 or E1 port for monitoring and the frequency range of interest.
·Supports One-Shot capture and Repeated Capture options for jitter measurement.
·CSV files are generated for further analysis using spreadsheet – one containing the raw clock counts, and raw jitter counts, the other file containing the FFT data which can be used within a data analysis tool to plot the jitter frequency spectrum
·Graphs generated can be saved to a file, zoomed-in/zoomed-out, printed, and more

Important features Pulse Mask Compliance Testing

·Plots the pulse measured within a predefined template.
·Compares the incoming T1/E1 pulses against the pulse mask display.
·For T1 pulses, the x-axis measures time in unit intervals (UI), while for E1 pulse, the x-axis measures time in nanoseconds (ns),
·The y-axis measures the normalized amplitude in volts.
·The Pulse Mask image can be saved to a file, zoomed-in/zoomed-out, printed, and more

About GL Communications Inc.,

Founded in 1986, GL Communications Inc. is a leading supplier of test, monitoring, and analysis equipment for TDM, Wireless, IP and VoIP networks. Unlike conventional test equipment, GL's test platforms provide visualization, capture, storage, and convenient features like portability, remotability, and scripting.

GL’s TDM Analysis & Emulation line of products includes T1, E1, T3, E3, OC-3, OC-12, STM-1, STM-4, analog four-wire, and analog two-wire interface cards, external portable pods, and complete system solutions. Capabilities include voiceband traffic analysis and emulation across all traffic types (voice, digits, tones, fax, modem), all protocols (ISDN, SS7, GR-303, Frame Relay, HDLC, V5.X, ATM, GSM, GPRS, LTE, etc.), and with capacities up to thousands of channels. Our newest products provide astonishing capacity and capture capability up to and including gigabit speeds.

GL’s VoIP and IP products generate / analyze thousands of calls and traffic simultaneously with traffic types such as frames, packets, voice files, digits, video, tones, noise, and fax. Almost all codecs are supported including G.711, G.729, AMR, EVRC-A,B,C, GSM, iSAC, and many more. Additional features include visual analysis, real-time listening, and recording. The product line also includes Ethernet / IP Testing capability that simulates and checks frame transport and throughput parameters of Ethernet and IP networks, including delay, errors and other impairments.

GL's Voice Quality Testing (VQT) product line complements all of GL's products. Using ITU-standard algorithms (PAMS, PSQM, and PESQ), GL's VQT provides a widely accepted solution for assessing voice quality in the telecom industry. Voice Quality Testing across multiple networks (T1, E1, T3, E3, OC-3, OC-12, VoIP, Wireless, and Landline) is available.

GL’s Wireless Products perform protocol analysis and voice quality assessment on GSM, CDMA, UMTS, and LTE networks. Connections can be made to any wireless phone with automated call control, GPS mapping and real-time signal measurements.

GL’s Echo Canceller testing solutions provide the broadest range of simulation and analysis, including line and acoustic echo. GL’s compliance testing per G.168. G.167 and P.340 across TDM, IP, VoIP and Wireless networks is widely accepted in the industry.

GL’s wireless VQT solutions help assessing impairments to voice quality such as poor mobile phone quality, voice compression and decompression algorithms, delay, loss and gain in speech levels, noise, acoustic and landline echo, and other distortions are easily assessed and accurately measured.

GL’s Handheld data testers can test a wide variety of communications facilities and equipment including T1, fractional T1, E1, fractional E1, T3 and E3 modems, multiplexers, CSU, DSUs, T1 CSUs, DTUs, NTUs and TIUs and more. The testers provide convenience, economy, and portability for almost any interface, including RS232, RS-422, RS-530, X.21, T1, E1, T3, E3, and many others.

GL’s Network Surveillance and Monitoring products include Probes for TDM, IP, VoIP, ATM, and Wireless networks. An open standards based approach provides a scalable, feature rich, real-time access to network characteristics. Centralized or distributed access, efficient transport and database loading allow compatibility with 3rd party and standards based monitoring systems.

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