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Strengthened Measurement Solution for Active Optical Devices

Anritsu’s new MS9740A Optical Spectrum Analyzer Reduces Measurement Time by 80%.


For immediate release - Anritsu Corporation announces the launch of its new high-speed, easy-to-use, MS9740A Optical Spectrum Analyzer the perfect measurement solution for higher productivity on active optical device manufacturing lines.The MS9740A is designed to measure the output characteristics of active optical devices used in optical communications systems. It features the high speeds required by makers of active optical devices used in optical communications, such as optical transceivers and EDFAs, reducing the time from waveform sweeping to analysis and saving of results files to an external PC controller to less than 0.2 s, or 80% faster than previous conventional instruments. Moreover, the simple measurement procedure is based on a built-in menu for seven types of active optical devices. All the key measurements required for manufacturing evaluations, including optical center wavelength, level, OSNR (Optical Signal to Noise Ratio) are measured as a batch simply by selecting the target device from the menu and all measurement results are listed on-screen.

Optical communications systems transfer data using a combination of various active optical devices, including optical transceivers, EDFAs, etc. Conventionally, optical device makers use optical spectrum analyzers (OSAs) to evaluate the output characteristics of the various active optical devices, and as optical systems have become more widespread, there is increasing need to increase competitiveness by reducing manufacturing costs.

Anritsu developed the MS9740A to meet this need with strengthened performance including 80% faster measurement processing from waveform sweeping thru analysis and saving results files. In addition to slashing measurement times, the design incorporates simplified measurement procedures to increase productivity on active optical device production lines.

About Anritsu
Anritsu Corporation ( has been a provider of innovative communications solutions for more than 110 years. The company's test and measurement solutions include wireless, optical, microwave/RF and digital instruments, operations support systems and solutions that can be used during R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed devices for design into communication products and systems. Following its acquisition of NetTest in 2005, it has expanded its offering to provide complete solutions for existing and next-generation wireline and wireless communication systems and service providers. Anritsu sell in over 90 countries worldwide with approximately 4,000 employees.

Jonathan Borrill
Director of Marketing
Anritsu EMEA Limited
200 Capability Green
Tel: 01582 433200
Fax: 01582 731303
Email: Jonathan Borrill

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