Teledyne LeCroy has introduced an optical/electrical (O/E) converter boasting 25 GHz of optical bandwidth for real-time oscilloscopes at ECOC 2016 this week. The OE6250G O/E converter is a fully calibrated, DC-coupled 25-GHz converter with an operating range of 800-1600 nm. The unit enables accurate acquisition of intensity-modulated optical signals on a real-time oscilloscope at baud rates of 28 Gbaud and beyond, the company says.
Real-time oscilloscopes are gaining industry favor for such applications due to inherent advantages in analysis and debug capability. The OE6250G enables users to leverage the feature set of Teledyne LeCroy's real-time oscilloscopes, which include eye, jitter, and noise analysis of NRZ and PAM4 signal types on high-baud-rate optical signals. The product will be available in 2017.
A second new product, the IQS25 coherent optical receiver, also has made its debut. This receiver enables analysis of coherent signal types, such as DP-QPSK and DP-16QAM, to 32 Gbaud and beyond. When paired with a LabMaster 10-25Zi-A oscilloscope and Optical-LinQ software, the IQS25 enables a cost-effective approach for test and validation of 100-Gbps coherent optical links. When added to the company's optical modulation analyzer family, the system can be upgraded to 36 or 65 GHz of system bandwidth for leading-edge applications.
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