JDSU Upgrades VOA

JDSU introduces unmatched test solution for labs and manufacturers

September 17, 2007

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MILPITAS, Calif. and BERLIN -- JDSU today announced the latest version of its Variable Optical Attenuator for the JDSU Multiple Application Platform (MAP). The MAP Variable Optical Attenuator provides the industry's highest performance optical power level control solution with the lowest optical impairments and the fastest transition speed in its class (up to 25 dB/s). The product will be on display this week at ECOC 2007 in Berlin, September 17-19 (booth 15087).

Because of massive traffic increases resulting from widespread deployment of broadband access technologies, equipment manufacturers are developing products that allow for higher bandwidth, longer reach, and greater flexibility. This leads to more complex devices that require more rigorous testing because of the increased number of operating states. These complex devices include ROADMs, high power EDFAs, tunable transponders, and CWDM/DWDM transceivers that are designed to provide increased throughput, reduced costs, and improved reliability.

To validate these network systems and underlying subcomponents, test equipment must perform the required rigorous testing quickly and accurately. The latest MAP Variable Optical Attenuator was designed with those constraints in mind. Performance features include ultra low insertion loss (<1.0 dB) plus industry-best wavelength flatness and transition speed. An optional built-in power monitor provides comprehensive closed-loop power control while the high power option is rated up to +33dBm for single-mode fiber (+27dBm for multi-mode fiber).

"Consumer and business demand for broadband services is not only a carrier issue because manufacturers are required to provide technologies that expand the performance and capacity of networks," said Bill Mortimer, vice president and general manager of JDSU's Lab & Production Test and Measurement group. "The speed, precision and reliability of the MAP Variable Optical Attenuator will enable labs and equipment manufacturers to further respond to this challenge and help their customers attain a higher level of reliability, efficiency and cost savings."

JDSU (Nasdaq: JDSU; Toronto: JDU)

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