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Anritsu Adds Dual Wavelength Measurement Capability to O/E Calibration Modules for VectorStar® VNA Family


New Options Allow MN4765B Series to Integrate with MS4640B VNA for Accurate Optoelectronic Measurement up to 70 GHz at 1310 nm and 1550 nm Wavelengths

Morgan Hill, CA – November 17, 2015

– Anritsu Company introduces two options for its MN4765B series of O/E calibration modules that help to create a highly accurate, flexible, and cost-effective solution for the characterization of optoelectronic devices such as modulators, photoreceivers, and integrated optical transceiver modules. With these new options, the MN4765B can be used with the MS4640B Vector

Star® Vector Network Analyzer (VNA) family to perform optoelectronic measurements up to 70 GHz at both 1310 nm and 1550 nm wavelengths.

Option 71 allows the MN4765B to be used with the VectorStar VNA to conduct optoelectronic measurements from 70 kHz to 70 GHz in the 1310 nm range, while Option 72 provides measurements from 70 kHz to 70 GHz at both 1310 nm and 1550 nm to be made. Both options use a NIST-characterized photodiode as the primary standard, for greater E/O and O/E measurement accuracy when compared to alternative methods.

The MN4765B module, combined with the MS4640B VNA, provides a simplified approach for optoelectronic measurements and is an economical alternative to conventional total-system approaches currently used. The MN4765B optical modules are designed with an InGaAs photodiode that converts modulated optical signals to electrical signals. The photodiode has exceptional bandwidth response to 70 GHz. Additional circuitry for temperature and bias stability are also incorporated into the modules.

With the new wavelength options, the MN4765B O/E calibration module can be used to conduct dual wavelength optoelectronic measurements to characterize components during R&D and manufacturing. It is also well suited for universities and research labs where modulation rates up to 70 GHz at dual wavelengths are being explored. 

VectorStar VNAs provide more accurate measurements over single-sweep frequency ranges of 70 kHz to 20 GHz, 40 GHz, 50 GHz, 70 GHz, 110 GHz, 145 GHz and a variety of discrete bands to 1.1 THz. Unlike other VNA solutions on the market, the VectorStar family is built on a stable, modern platform that can be easily upgraded across a range of functionality and performance. The MS4640B VNA series offers a high level of performance, so device modeling engineers can accurately and reliably characterize their devices. R&D engineers can achieve the last fraction of a dB out of their state-of-the-art designs and manufacturing engineers can maximize throughput without sacrificing accuracy.

About Anritsu 
Anritsu Corporation ( has been a provider of innovative communications solutions for more than 120 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. With the addition of OSS monitoring solutions it has expanded its offering to provide complete solutions for existing and next-generation wireline and wireless communication systems and service providers. Anritsu sells in over 90 countries worldwide with approximately 4,000 employees.

For further information please contact:
Eric Fauxpoint
Director - EMEA Business Development
Anritsu EMEA
Tel: +33 1 60 92 15 50
Janice Ashton
Napier Partnership Limited
Tel: +44 (0) 1243 531123

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