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Network Synchronization Analyzer
Oct 2004
EXFO Inc.Request Info
For Assurance, Monitoring and Troubleshooting
QUEBEC CITY. Oct. 22 -- Exfo Electro-Optical Engineering Inc. has released its FTB-8080 Sync Analyzer for network synchronization assurance, monitoring and troubleshooting applications.

With ever-increasing data traffic on constantly evolving networks, maintaining network synchronization is more critical than ever. Assuring network synchronization relies on measuring wander in clock signals used by timing equipment and network elements. Unlike jitter, which is suppressed by network elements, wander propagates and increases through the network. Left unchecked, synchronization errors can cause a significant loss of data and network capacity.

The FTB-8080 provides the industry’s most cost-effective and comprehensive synchronization analysis tool available, supporting differential and absolute wander measurement on all standard wireless and wireline transmission rates from 4 kHz to 52 Mb/s (STM-0e / STS-1). The FTB-8080 Sync Analyzer can be used as a standalone instrument, controlled remotely via Ethernet, or operated from the Exfo FTB-400 Universal Test System, and is fully interoperable with Exfo’s best-in-class next-generation SONET/SDH test solutions, extending wander measurement to OC-192/STM-64 rates. A complete set of SCPI commands (standard commands for frogrammable instruments) allows tests to be easily automated in system vendor manufacturing or lab applications.
The FTB-8080 Sync Analyzer offers advanced functionalities including graphical display of TIE (time interval error), MTIE (Max TIE) and TDEV (time deviation) parameters, and correlation with standard ITU/ANSI/ETS or user-definable masks. The FTB-8080 Sync Analyzer’s automated signal-detection feature ensures common measurement errors are prevented. The unit also offers automatic calibration of its internal rubidium clock via a direct cesium or GPS (Global Positioning System) reference signal, allowing for precise adjustment by field personnel.

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