Optical Sensors

EXFO Launches FVA-3800 Multiport Benchtop Optical Variable Attenuator

March 6, 2014

QUEBEC CITY - EXFO Inc. announced today the arrival of the FVA-3800 Multiport Benchtop Optical Variable Attenuator. The FVA-3800 is the most compact solution on the market allowing customers with tight space requirements to get a no-compromise solution. It is the ideal solution for bit error rate (BER) testing and system verification in labs or demanding manufacturing environments.

With the steady growth of 10G deployments and the appearance of 100G and soon 400G transmission systems, test instruments must perform a wider variety of requirements than ever before. This is why we designed the FVA-3800 Multiport Benchtop Optical Variable Attenuator to handle a broad range of applications including system loss emulation, coherent transmission as well as transceiver design and testing. It offers utmost flexibility and thanks to its high density, fast settling time and incredible reliability, it will satisfy the most stringent research requirements.

The FVA-3800 houses up to 4 attenuators in a single unit and includes an integrated power meter for accurate output power control. Moreover, the polarization maintaining option eliminates the need for an external polarization controller for applications like coherent transmitter and receiver design.

The FVA-3800 is equipped with an easy-to-use front panel control, it can be remotely controlled via USB or Ethernet and it is compatible with EXFO's Test Instrument Manager application (a.k.a. TIM), which is also compatible with the FLS and IQS-2800 ITLA tunable light sources.

For more information, visit http://www.exfo.com

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