PRO8 Modular Optical Switch Modules
- Very Fast Response Time: 0.5 ms Typ., 1 ms Max
- Low Insertion Loss: Typ. 0.7 dB (1x2), Max. 1.5 dB (1x4)
- Excellent Repeatability of ±0.01 dB
- Four Modules: 1x2, 1x4, 1x8, & 2x2
- Operating Wavelength: 1240 - 1610 nm
- Switching Time: <1 ms
- MEMS-Based Fiber Optic Switches
- Four Switching Configurations: 1 x 2, 1 x 4, 1 x 8, or 2 x 2
- LabVIEW™ and LabWindows™/CVI Drivers
- All Models Occupy 1 PRO8 Slot
The OSW8000 Series Optical Switches are MEMS (microelectromechanical system) 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.
These bidirectional switches have a typical switching time of 0.5 ms, and a broad wavelength range of 1240 nm to 1610 nm. The four different modules provide 1 x 2, 1 x 4, 1 x 8, and 2 x 2 switches with low insertion loss and repeatability of ±0.01 dB.
MEMS Technology for Long Lifetime
The switching mechanism is based on silicon MEMS technology which ensures very long lifetime and is inherently fast. This technology also provides very low crosstalk between channels; the 1 x 4 and 1 x 8 switches have a maximum crosstalk specification of -60 dB. The 1 x 2 and 2 x 2 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 Tech Support.
|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|
|Module 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