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Teradyne Accelerates Tester

Teradyne expands GR VersaOT optical test platform; new amplifier accelerates optical test, reduces costs

March 19, 2002

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WESTFORD, Mass. -- Teradyne's (NYSE: TER) Assembly Test Division (ATD), a global leader in electronics testing and production solutions, today introduced the GRPX1040 CompactPCI C-band Optical Amplifier, the latest addition to its GR VersaOT(TM) optical communications test product portfolio. Teradyne's GRPX1040 C-band Optical Amplifier is a flexible, low-cost instrument with a small form factor for use in production test and field monitoring applications. Manufacturers of optical metro area network equipment can use it to reduce test costs by amplifying a single optical transmitter and then splitting it through a 1x4, or 1x8 splitter for parallel testing of multiple ports. This enables multiple optical receiver interfaces to be tested simultaneously with only one SONET/SDH transmitter. Its compact size, versatility and extraordinarily low noise figure also make the GRPX1040 ideal for field monitoring applications. "The GRPX1040 Optical Amplifier is an extremely versatile test instrument that expands the overall flexibility of our GR Versa OT platform, and overall presence in the area of optical communications test," said Jim Ficaro, manager of the ATD's electronic manufacturing test business unit. "It offers equipment manufacturers and optical network operators a low-cost, modular instrument that can be used to create cost-effective test systems for production installation or maintenance optical test applications." Teradyne Inc.

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