Tektronix upgrades optical modulation analyzer software

Tektronix announced a series of enhancements to its optical modulation analyzer (OMA) software for coherent research on multi-channel optical transport systems. The latest software release enables engineers to evaluate multi-channel coherent modulation schemes using a single measurement system. This enables them to calibrate and control multiple OMAs to easily acquire and analyze simultaneous data from multiple channels, such as different wavelengths or fiber cores.

Tektronix announced a series of enhancements to its optical modulation analyzer (OMA) software for coherent research on multi-channel optical transport systems. The latest software release enables engineers to evaluate multi-channel coherent modulation schemes using a single measurement system. This enables them to calibrate and control multiple OMAs to easily acquire and analyze simultaneous data from multiple channels, such as different wavelengths or fiber cores.

"This release of our OMA software will improve the multi-channel test experience for researchers developing advanced coherent optical communication and networking technologies, such as QAM or DP-QPSK," says Brian Reich, general manager of performance oscilloscopes at Tektronix. "We are reducing the cost of setting up multiple OMA systems, and we're reducing the time between receiving multiple OMA hardware systems and getting calibrated, synchronized data from those systems."

A new visual OMA setup tool is included in this software release that facilitates reconfiguration of the oscilloscopes and coherent receiver front-ends, allowing the same software to be used for many different applications, such as PAM4 research or increased channel count in DP-QPSK testing.

The software release will be available for download by the end of 2016.

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