Lab test equipment for fiber optic testing using oscilloscope, optical spectrum analyzer & OTDR: Lightwave


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.



Yokogawa AQ6373B optical spectrum analyzer offers new features

03/04/2015 Yokogawa Test & Measurement has introduced a new version of its AQ6373 optical spectrum analy...

pocketBERT offers pB100A quad 28G PRBS generator and checker, BER calculator

02/25/2015 Test and measurement instrument developer pocketBERT has extended its range of miniature instrume...

Keysight adds PAM-4 analysis to 86100D DCA-X Series oscilloscopes

02/11/2015 Test and measurement systems vendor Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) says that engineers ...

Luna, Advanced Photonix to merge

02/02/2015 Luna Innovations Inc. (NASDAQ: LUNA), maker of fiber-optic sensing and test and measurement produ...

Keysight adds adjustable integrated ISI features to J-BERT

01/28/2015 Test and measurement instrument specialist Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) has added adj...

VI Systems offers 12x25G parallel optical test boards

11/25/2014 VI Systems GmbH has introduced its second generation of 12-channel parallel optical transmitter a...

Multilane offers CFP4 test development kit

11/24/2014 Hi-speed test and measurement equipment provider Multilane SAL has added a new range of products ...
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EXFO enhances 40G/100G test capabilities

11/13/2014 Test and measurement vendor EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO, TSX: EXF) has added new features to its FTB/...
Teledyne LeCroy LabMaster 10-100Zi 100-GHz oscilloscope

Teledyne LeCroy intros 100-GHz oscilloscope

11/03/2014 Test and measurement vendor Teledyne LeCroy has introduced the LabMaster 10-100Zi, a 100-GHz osci...

Anritsu intros 100G multi-protocol transport test platform

10/28/2014 Test and measurement vendor Anritsu Co. has introduced the MT1100A Network Master Flex, which it ...

Aragon Photonics offers BOSA Lite optical spectrum analyzer

10/08/2014 Spanish optical test and measurement systems vendor Aragon Photonics Labs S.L.U. has unveiled the...

Tektronix demos 70-GHz oscilloscope prototype at ECOC 2014

09/24/2014 Test and measurement specialist Tektronix is demonstrating at ECOC 2014 in Cannes, France, a prot...

Delaire USA offers fiber-optic test links for 40 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet optical transceivers

09/24/2014 Delaire USA says its 8800 Family of Fiber Optic Test Links simplifies 40 Gigabit Ethernet and 100...

Munich Instruments offers C-BERT for 4x25G optical transceiver, component testing

09/24/2014 Test and measurement systems developer Munich Instruments is showing off the C-BERT MI-PE2810–4 q...
Yenista Optics CT400 Passive Component Tester

Yenista offers expanded fiber-optic testing line at ECOC

09/24/2014 Fiber-optic test and measurement instrument vendor Yenista Optics has used the 2014 ECOC event in...

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Optical Access Strategies for MSOs

Even with ongoing work on advances such as DOCSIS 3.1, fiber will become even more critical for cable operators as bandwidth demands grow. These articles highlight potential future pathways.

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Stephen Hardy

by Stephen Hardy
Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

Why the JDSU brand will disappear

Fri Mar 06 11:30:00 CST 2015
Ever since JDSU announced the names of its two post-split entities (see "JDSU reveals names for post-split companies"), I've received several comments suggesting that the company is missing a bet by not giving at least one of the new companies the JDSU brand. So I finally did what I should have done originally -- I ...
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by Chris Janz
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Why there is no room for ego in the new-age networking ecosystem

Fri Jan 23 14:30:00 CST 2015
The term "ecosystem" seems pretty well ensconced in the IT industry, and in networking too of late. The idea of a system of vendors, developers, and operators interacting and collaborating to mutual benefit is one that seems like it ought to have come to fruition a long time ago. Given where we are heading...


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