Tunable Filter Module
Aug 2016Viavi Solutions Inc.
MILPITAS, Calif., Aug. 24, 2016 — Viavi Solutions Inc. has announced the Multiple Application Platform (MAP-200) multiport tunable filter module (mTFX-C1) for the simplification of test signal management for next-generation 100 G+ interfaces, subsystems and system tests.
The modular Ethernet or general purpose interface bus instrument can be directly managed from a PC-based automation system. It eliminates the need to repurpose optical network technology or use complex libraries with specialized interface cards. Based on next-generation liquid crystal on silicon technology, the mTFX-C1 combines variable attenuator, switch, power meter and dense wavelength division multiplexing functions to simplify photonic testing of coherent interfaces, amplifier and multiplexing systems.
Filters are continuously tunable in center wavelength and bandwidth and are not locked to the International Telecommunication Union grid. Multiple parallel wavelength paths can be created without disrupting already established connections, all with sub-GHz resolution.