Mulder appointed president and CFO of Anritsu

Created April 10, 2019
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Test and measurement industry veteran promoted to oversee US operations

The Board of Directors of Anritsu Corporation have announced that the global communications leader has named Donn Mulder (pictured) president and chief financial officer of Anritsu Company, the United States subsidiary of Anritsu Corporation, effective April 1st, 2019.

In his new position, Mulder will oversee the corporate business operations of Anritsu Company in the United States, as well as the research and development, marketing and field operations, and manufacturing operations of Anritsu’s Network and Infrastructure Business Unit based in Morgan Hill, California. Mulder succeeds Toru Wakinaga who held this position, as well as responsibility for the overall sales operations in the Anritsu Americas Sales Region, since September 2017.

Mulder has a distinguished career that spans almost four decades in the test and measurement industry. He joined Anritsu as product marketing manager in 1992, and previously served as a senior vice president and general manager of Anritsu since 2005. During that time, Anritsu has taken a customer-centric approach that has solidified relationships with key accounts and enabled Anritsu to develop solutions to meet specific market needs.

“It has been a tremendous experience at Anritsu, as I have had the opportunity to work with some of the most talented professionals in test and measurement,” said Mulder. “The commitment to working with customers and meeting their ever-changing needs by developing superior test solutions has been integral to the success of Anritsu and a philosophy that begins with upper management.

“I look forward to continuing this precedent of success and innovation to maintain Anritsu’s position as a premier provider of test solutions for the communications industry.”

New 4-channel sampling oscilloscope

At the end of March, 2019, Anritsu introduced the four-channel sampling oscilloscope option for its BERTWave MP2110 A device, which enables the integration of multi-channel oscilloscope and a BERT (Bit Error Rate Tester) in an-all-in-one unit.

Backbone networks and data centres increasingly use 100G Ethernet to meet anticipated traffic demand for services such as 5G and are considering implementing 400G Ethernet. The functionality of the optical modules used in these networks includes NRZ/PAM4 signalling, multiple channels, and different wavelengths, which previously required expensive high-performance test systems.

Market pressure to reduce pricing requires more cost-effective test solutions that retain flexibility to support future technologies. Anritsu says its new four channel oscilloscope option “halves the unit cost per channel, while maintaining the same performance, enabling manufacturers to remain price-competitive.”

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by Antony Savvas

Antony Savvas is a global technology journalist covering the key trends in the communications industry, and was there at the beginning of mobile business and ICT convergence, the move to the cloud and now digital transformation