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.



Keysight Technologies M8195A arbitrary waveform generator

Keysight Technologies offers 65-GSa/s, 20-GHz arbitrary waveform generator

09/11/2014 Keysight Technologies, Inc., which is the soon-to-be independent electronic test and measurement ...

JDSU to split in two

09/10/2014 JDSU announced after trading closed September 10 its intention to split its optical components an...

Ixia expands 100GbE test support via additional optical transceiver interfaces

08/18/2014 Ixia (NASDAQ: XXIA) has added new 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100 GbE) transceiver interfaces to its Xc...

Yenista opens new office in California

08/14/2014 French test and measurement equipment manufacturer Yenista Optics SA has opened a sales support a...
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Agilent electronic test unit assumes Keysight Technologies name

08/01/2014 While the spin out of Agilent Technologies’ electronic measurement business isn’t expected to be ...

Agilent touts 100 Gigabit Ethernet compliance test applications

07/10/2014 Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) has introduced what it claims is the industry’s first complia...

Agilent unveils DOCSIS 3.1 waveform creation software

07/03/2014 Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) has introduced the M9099 Waveform Creator 2.0 software, provi...

VeEX closes Agizer, Optixsoft acquisitions

07/02/2014 Test and measurement specialist VeEX Inc. has closed two acquisitions of companies in Eastern Eur...

Ixia jump starts 400 Gigabit Ethernet test

06/09/2014 The IEEE P802.3bs 400GbE Task Force has barely begun work on 400 Gigabit Ethernet specifications,...

Anritsu adds clock recovery function to MP1800A 32G BERT

05/06/2014 Anritsu Co. says it has added clock recovery options to its MP1800A signal quality analyzer (SQA)...

JGR Optics intros TLS5 tunable laser source

04/24/2014 Ottawa-based test and measurement equipment maker JGR Optics Inc. says the new TLS5 tunable laser...

Fiber-optic test market to benefit from wireless deployments says Frost & Sullivan

04/20/2014 Market research firm Frost & Sullivan predicts that sales of fiber-optic test equipment will ...

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

03/26/2014 Test and measurement startup SmarTest used the recent OFC 2014 event in San Francisco to unveil i...

APEX Technologies AP264XB doubles as optical modulation analyzer optical spectrum analyzer

03/11/2014 APEX Technologies says its new AP264XB Optical Complex Spectrum Analyzer (OCSA) can be used as an...

EXFO unveils FVA-3800 multiport benchtop optical variable attenuator

03/11/2014 EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO, TSX: EXF) has introduced the FVA-3800 multiport benchtop optical variabl...

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100G and beyond

The applications for which 100 Gbps is needed continue to grow. Meanwhile, plans are already being made for what comes next. These articles look at what’s on the high-speed network horizon.



Stephen Hardy

by Stephen Hardy
Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

We feel pretty

Wed Jul 02 15:30:00 CDT 2014
So, yeah, we’ve redesigned the website. Most of the changes are cosmetic, but there is at least one significant new innovation. The cosmetic touches should be readily apparent. First and foremost you’ll notice that, after varying pronouncements to the contrary in many corners of the fashion, design, and TV worlds, black is i...
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by Earl Kennedy

Life after 100G

Fri Sep 05 14:30:00 CDT 2014
It’s hard to believe we’re talking about it already: The end of the 100G era. But skyrocketing bandwidth demand means many operators are already pondering what’s next. With 200G optical hitting the market, you probably have questions about when to make the move to this next phase – and what you’ll need to know when ...


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