Agilent Intros Meters at OFC/NFOEC

Agilent Technologies introduces some new meters and updates others

March 13, 2013

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced the latest addition to its extensive optical power-meter portfolio. The two- channel N7747A and four-channel N7748A bring the industry-leading sensitivity of the 81634B sensor module to the compact multichannel N77 platform, with updated memory size and data-transfer speed.The Agilent N7747A and N7748A optical power meters enable engineers to make parallel multiport measurements and monitor weak signals and small signal changes with high precision in, for example, communications or sensing applications. The meters can detect power levels down to -110 dBm and log data at intervals down to 25 µs with up to 1 million points per channel. An equally large data buffer supports simultaneous measurement and data transfer.With these features and specifications, the meters make it easy for engineers to monitor signal stability and transient events for long periods. Up to eight power-meter channels fit in a single 19-inch rack-height unit. Each channel also has a front-panel BNC connector that delivers analog output voltage proportional to the measured signal.In a separate release:SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced the Agilent 86122C multiwavelength meter, the newest member of its line of wavelength meters. It will be demonstrated for the first time at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC) and National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (NFOEC), March 19-21, at the Anaheim Convention Center (Booth 2719), in Anaheim, Calif. Known for its reliability and durability, this product family is equally popular on the manufacturing floor and engineers’ benches, and it is robust enough to be installed on ships.With an absolute wavelength accuracy of ±0.2 ppm and ±0.15 ppm differential accuracy, the Agilent 86122C belongs to the top class of wavelength meters available for optical communication testing. Its wavelength range of 1270 to 1650 nm covers all fiber-to-the-home, metro and long-haul transmission systems. The meter can measure the spectra of up to 1,000 laser lines at once, which is more than sufficient for fully populated dense-wavelength-division multiplexed systems (DWDM).Statistical data from a large share of the industry’s installed wavelength meters enables Agilent to continuously fine-tune its instruments for lower cost of ownership and longer usage. Agilent has extended the recommended recalibration period of the 86122C to two years, and doubled the expected lifetime of the built-in reference laser. The new multiwavelength meter comes with a five-year warranty that covers not only the reference laser, but all opto-mechanical and electronic parts. Agilent Technologies Inc.

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