Agilent Technologies to Demonstrate Test and Measurement Solutions in Coherent Communication at ECOC


SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 6, 2012

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that it will demonstrate test and measurement solutions in coherent communication at ECOC (Amsterdam RAI, Hall 1, Stand 712) in Amsterdam, Sept. 17-19.

The solutions Agilent will be showing include the following:

Enabling coherent transmission beyond 400 Gb/s using the industry's most flexible optical and electrical real-time modulation analysis system, the Agilent N4391A, which includes the Infiniium 90000 Q-Series oscilloscope. The Q-Series features a two-channel, real-time bandwidth of 63 GHz, the industry's highest four-channel bandwidth with 33 GHz in a single frame, and the industry's lowest noise and jitter measurement floor.

Analyzing complex modulation at 100 Gb/s and beyond using the portable new N4392A integrated optical modulation analyzer for automated characterization of integrated coherent receivers. Agilent experts will demonstrate how to perform real-time modulation analysis of a 100 Gb/s dual-polarization QPSK signal with the compact and affordable N4392A. The instrument is well-suited for 100 Gb/s R&D, manufacturing and system integration applications.

Characterizing components for next-generation transmission systems using Agilent's new Lightwave Component Analyzer. This instrument, based on the new Performance Network Analyzer, can show balanced electro-optical characterization for 100/400G components. Agilent will demonstrate how the N7700A Photonic Application Suite can deliver spectral polarization analysis for coherent receivers and passive components.

Efficiently analyzing waveforms and bit errors for 100GbE through parallel testing of multiple electrical 25- to 32-G channels. The new Agilent N1045A 60-GHz minimodules for the Infiniium DCA-X oscilloscope - each configured with dual or quad remote heads - and the new compact N4960A Serial BERT - available in 4- to 17Gb/s and 5- to 32-Gb/s configurations - are ideal solutions for next-generation data-center links. Both can test multiple channels from 25 to 32 Gb/s for 100GbE, 32G FC, and CEI 28G VSR applications.

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