| JULY 14-16, 2014

DESIGN & MANUFACTURING

Lab testing tools must provide reliable performance across a variety of applications. They can include OTDRs, BERT sets, optical spectrum analyzers, light sources, optical switches, and more. On the manufacturing floor, test equipment helps technicians make pass/fail decisions.

Design & MFG NEWS & PRODUCTS

SmarTest debuts with 14.5-Gbps programmable pattern generators and bit error rate testers

Test and measurement startup SmarTest used the recent OFC 2014 event in San Francisco to unv...

APEX Technologies AP264XB doubles as optical modulation analyzer optical spectrum analyzer

APEX Technologies says its new AP264XB Optical Complex Spectrum Analyzer (OCSA) can be used ...

EXFO unveils FVA-3800 multiport benchtop optical variable attenuator

EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO, TSX: EXF) has introduced the FVA-3800 multiport benchtop optical va...

JDSU targets components, subsystems, optical test at OFC

JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) (TSX: JDU) has revealed the focus of its presence at OFC in San Francisc...

ID Photonics adds ultra-narrow line width tunable laser source to CoBrite line

Test and measurement instrument specialist ID Photonics has unveiled an ultra-narrow line wi...

inTest Thermal offers expanded temperature system for electronics design and test

Thermal test and measurement systems vendor inTEST Thermal has unveiled the Thermostream ATS...

Finisar offers 1x16-port WaveShaper Programmable Optical Processor

Finisar Corp. (NASDAQ: FNSR) has added a 1x16-port member to its WaveShaper Programmable Opt...

Frost & Sullivan cites JDSU fiber-optic test prowess

JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU and TSX: JDU) has received the 2014 Global Market Leadership Award in Fib...

EXFO enhances 40G/100G multiservice testing

EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO, TSX: EXF) has extended the 40G/100G optical transport network (OTN)...

Agilent unveils M8000 Series of BER test instruments

The test and measurement business of Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A), which will officia...

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