Test and Measurement

EXFO launches FTB-4 Pro platform for all-in-one 100G test

EXFO has launched the FTB-4 Pro platform, which it claims is the industry's smallest platform for testing high-speed optical networks.

The FTB-4 Pro is the latest addition to EXFO's modular test portfolio. It supports a wide range of modules across a wide range of test scenarios, from lab applications to field testing across all phases of the service delivery chain: development, deployment, maintenance and troubleshooting.

EXFO offers OSA designed for network equipment manufacturers

The new FTBx-5245 Series of optical spectrum analysers (OSAs) from EXFO are dedicated to R&D labs and manufacturing. Faced with today’s unprecedented transformation challenges, network equipment manufacturers (NEMs) must innovate faster while managing costs and remaining agile in their production processes. The versatile form factor of the FTBx-5245 Series maximises return on investment for NEMs, according to EXFO.

AFL introduces Rogue iB1 intelligent base unit

Test and measurement specialist AFL is expanding its Rogue family of modular test equipment with the introduction of the Rogue iB1 intelligent base. The Android-inspired Rogue iB1 Intelligent Base has a seven-inch resolution colour touchscreen with an icon-based user interface for superior ease-of-use, and is ideal for applications and locations where smart devices are prohibited.

ID Photonics releases versatile optical spectrum analyser

Test and measurement specialist ID Photonics has unveiled the ID OSA, a versatile optical spectrum analyser for R&D and production test applications with picometer-class spectral resolution across the C Band.

The instrument is cost-effective, rugged, fast and compact, the company claims. Costing just 30 per cent of a traditional OSA, it has resolution of 312MHz or 2.5pm and performs a scan at full resolution within one second. The compact housing stacks in standard half size 19-inch racks with just 1HE height for integration into test rigs.

Anritsu BERTWave MP2110A series

Anritsu BERTWave MP2110A speeds up 100G optical module production lines

Anritsu has launched the BERTWave MP2110A series, which is optimised for inspecting 100Gb/s multi-channel optical modules. The BERTWave MP2110A is an all-in-one bit error rate tester and sampling oscilloscope used to evaluate optical modules, including 100 Gigabit Ethernet, InfiniBand EDR and 32G Fibre Channel.

OptoTest offers new optical switch configurations

Camarillo, California-based OptoTest is proud to announce the release of an update to its OP720 optical switch for test and measurement applications. The company’s existing slim-line, 1U enclosure still works for 1xN switches up to 24 channels, but the redesign allows for many new configurations to fit within a 2U rack-mountable enclosure, the company says. These changes will enable greater degrees of customisation to suit customers’ requirements.

AFL enhances FOCIS Flex connector inspection tool

AFL is launching an enhanced version of its FOCIS Flex, a self-contained, handheld connector inspection tool with a host of new features including a larger, brighter display as well as MPO multi-fibre connector inspection with auto-focus and pass/fail analysis.

Yenista offers LAN WDM lasers for its OSICS test platform

Test and measurement company Yenista Optics is introducing a new module to its transmission laser product line. The OSICS DFB LAN WDM module is available in four wavelengths: 1295.56, 1300.05, 1304.58 and 1309.14nm. The wavelength is temperature stabilized and the output power can be set up to 10dBm.

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