Anritsu Co. has unveiled the modular ME7848A Opto-electronic Network Analyzer (ONA) system. The ONA system combines Anritsu’s VectorStar vector network analyzer (VNA) with an O/E calibration detector and E/O converter to enable cost-effective E/O, O/E, and O/O measurements on optical devices operating at 850 nm, 1310 nm, and 1550 nm.
The VectorStar VNA operates up to 40 GHz and 70 GHz and is paired with the MN4765B O/E calibration module detector and MN4775A E/O modulator. The modular approach enables technicians to customize the system, either using it with or without the E/O modulator or by adding with their own devices to meet specific test requirements and achieve time and cost benefits, Anritsu says. The ME7848A modular system also can accelerate time-to-market for new products by improving first-time yields.
The system can be further adapted for different wavelengths with the addition of the appropriate O/E calibration module or E/O converter. The VNA can be reconfigured for different wavelengths through calibration with the MN4765B, which Anritsu says eliminates the need for additional VNAs to accommodate various wavelengths.
The ME7848A ONA offers a traceable path with what Anritsu asserts is “excellent” performance specifications, making the system well-suited for opto-electronic component R&D and production applications. The system capabilities enable engineers to quickly identify measurement parameters and component performance for a high degree of confidence in their designs, Anritsu concludes.
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