PRO8 Modular Optical Switch Modules
Four Versions to Choose from:
- 1 x 2 MEMS PRO8 Series Optical Switch Module: OSW8102
- 1 x 4 MEMS PRO8 Series Optical Switch Module: OSW8104
- 1 x 8 MEMS PRO8 Series Optical Switch Module: OSW8108
- 2 x 2 MEMS PRO8 Series Optical Switch Module: OSW8202
- Operating Wavelength 1240 - 1610 nm
- Switching Configuration 1x2, 1x4, 1x8, or 2x2
- Switching time <1 ms
- MEMS based fiber optic switches
- Free LabVIEW™ and LabWindows™/CVI drivers
The OSW8000 Series Optical Switches are MEMS (microelectro-mechanical) based plug-in modules for the PRO8 platform. They provide additional “building-blocks” when constructing automated optical test networks. Four different bidirectional switching modules are available, providing highly flexible routing of optical signals.
Because of their fast switching time (typ 0.5 ms, max 1 ms) and broad wavelength range (1240 nm to 1610 nm), these bidirectional switches are ideal companions to our extensive line of DWDM and CWDM Laser Diode Sources. The four different modules provide 1x2, 1x4, 1x8, and 2x2 switches with low insertion loss and excellent repeatability.
MEMS Technology for Long Lifetime
The switching mechanism is based on silicon MEMS (microelectro- mechanical) technology which ensures very long lifetime and is inherently fast. This technology also provides very low crosstalk between channels; the 1x4 and 1x8 switches have a maximum crosstalk specification of -60 dB. The 1x2 and 2x2 are both rated at -50 dB.
The display menu of the PRO8 chassis allows configuration of any OSW8000 module. The operational parameters are easily accessed using mneumonic symbols, and simple prompts provide user-friendly operations.
For further information, please contact our Tech Support Team.
|Switching Configuration||1 x 2||1 x 4||1 x 8||2 x 2|
|Switching Time||0.5 ms Typical (1 ms Max)|
|Wavelength Range||1240 to 1610 nm|
|Input Power (Max)||+17 dBm|
|Insertion Loss (Typical/Max)a||0.7 dB / <1.5 dB||1.2 dB / <2.1 dB||1.6 dB / <2.6 dB||0.7 dB / <1.5 dB|
|PDL (1550 nm)||<0.1 dB||<0.15 dB||<0.2 dB||<0.15 dB|
|Crosstalk||<-50 dB||<-60 dB||<-60 dB||<-50 dB|
|Return Loss||-50 dB||-50 dB||-45 dB||-50 dB|
|Connectors||FC/APC; Others Upon Request|
|Operating Temperature||0 to 35 °C|
|Storing Temperature||-10 °C to +60 °C|
|Width||1 PRO8 Slot|
The following parts are included together with each of our OSW8000 Series Optical Switch Modules:
- 1 OSW8000 Series Optical Switch Module
- Operating Manual