Optical spectrum analyser optimised for telecom device production testing
Test & Measurement
Yokogawa Test and Measurement has released a cost-effective instrument optimised for testing telecom devices during and after production. The new AQ6360 is a benchtop optical spectrum analyser targeted mainly at the production testing of datacom and telecom devices such as optical transceivers, optical amplifiers and laser diodes. It provides a sweep speed twice that of other OSA models designed for R&D purposes, therefore improving production throughput, and highlights the convenient free-space optical input which helps both single-mode and multimode fibre testing.
"In production testing, it is factors such as the speed of measurement, robust design and lower capital cost that make a test instrument appealing to customers", says Terry Marrinan, vice-president sales and marketing, Yokogawa Europe & South-East Asia: "With the AQ6360, we have produced an instrument that will satisfy the requirement of cost-effectiveness requested by our customer base working for mass production companies without compromising on the quality and reliability for which our instruments are renowned."
The device is ready for remote operation, being equipped with Ethernet and GPIB interfaces as standard, for remote access and for building automated test systems. Thanks to the optional built-in wavelength reference source, which enables the wavelength calibration function, the device's wavelength accuracy is always guaranteed.