Tektronix Enhances Optical Modulation Analyzer Software

BEAVERTON, OR – Tektronix adds a series of enhancements to its optical modulation analyzer (OMA) software. The latest release provides optical research engineers with the ability to evaluate multi-channel coherent modulation schemes with confidence using a single measurement system. Engineers can now calibrate and control multiple OMA’s to easily acquire and analyze simultaneous data from multiple channels such as different wavelengths or fiber cores.

Included in this release is a new visual OMA setup tool that facilitates reconfiguration of the oscilloscopes and coherent receiver front-ends so that the same hardware can be used for many different applications like PAM4 research or increased channel count in DP-QPSK testing.

The need for multi-channel coherent research is growing with the use of spatial (or modal) division multiplexing that requires an OMA to down convert and digitize data for each channel. Multi-carrier communication applications also require one OMA per wavelength channel when the wavelength separation is more than the OMA bandwidth.

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Pricing and availability

The new software will be available for download by the end of 2016. For more details, go to: https://www.tek.com/wired-communications/coherent-optical

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