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Optical signal, power, spectrum and connector testers optimised for development and manufacturing.
The VIAVI Multiple Application Platform (MAP) family provides comprehensive testing of optical transmission network elements, along with a proven track record of superior equipment testing results.
Today’s rapidly changing optical market requires investment in productivity-enhancing technologies and tools, making the MAP-200 scalable test platform the right tool needed in even the most stringent environments.
Based on its previous generation, the MAP-200 builds on the differentiation of offering the broadest portfolio of modules in the densest and most configurable platform. The MAP-200 is optimised for test applications in lab and manufacturing environments ranging from insertion loss testing to dispersion penalty testing/
The MAP-200 mainframe comes in three configurations for optimal test set adaptability: a three-slot configuration and a 19-inch rack, eight-slot configuration oriented as either front or rear-facing for optimal fiber routing. All three configurations are 3 RU high. The MAP-200 mainframes include hardware required for bench-top use, including rubber feet for optimal stability and vibration isolation. Furthermore, the MAP-200 saves costs because users can share modules within a mainframe.
The compact, 2U, two-slot MAP-220C LightDirect Chassis mainframe is designed for general fiber-optic lab use and smaller optical-manufacturer test-station deployments. It is as efficient and cost-effective as fixed-format versions, yet it maintains flexibility and modularity so you can build the application you need when you need it.
MAP-220C models host specific subsets of the broader MAP-200 module family that includes light sources, power meters, switches, and attenuators. These basic foundational modules serve as the key building blocks for most test applications. MAP-220C users can leverage these modules in a compact, benchtop format with a simple, intuitive graphical touch screen.
MAP sources are ideal for applications requiring a stable stimulus for parametric measurements and are available at key telecom wavelengths, with broad or narrow spectral bandwidth, or with tuneable spectrum.
Light sources (mSRC-C1, mTLG-C1)
The 50 GHz tunable mTLG-C1 distributed feedback (DFB) laser is available in either C or L band, while the mSRC-C1 is a general-purpose light source in these key fixed telecom wavelength bands: 850, 1300, 1310, 1490, 1550, 1625 nm. These sources typically test system load or continuity, measure insertion loss, and test station calibration.
MAP power meters increase absolute power measurement accuracy over a wide range of power and wavelengths with a broad combination of fiber types and connectivity options optimised for both datacom and telecom applications. High-speed data logging lets users make transient measurements.
Optical power meters (mOPM-C1)
The mOSW-C1 is the industry’s gold standard for loss and repeatability. With over 80 variations available, there is a configuration ideally suited to all applications. Switches range from 1x2, 2x2, and 1x4 to 1x64 with options for internal power monitoring, direction monitoring, and power trim.
MAP switches are the most configurable optical signal routing solutions in their class and are available in configurations including low-channel count matrix (2x2) and single input to multiple outputs ranging from 2 to 50. In the 1x2 and 2x2 format, the modules have up to eight switches per single-slot module.
Optical switches (mOSW-C1)
The mOPM-C1 optical power meters are available for all applications with one, two, or four power heads per module with four unique performance ranges. Models supporting +27 dBm input power complement versions with 110 dBm dynamic range.
MAP attenuators provide the highest performance optical power control solution because they offer the lowest insertion loss, highest input-power capability, low polarisation-dependent loss (PDL), high dynamic range, and ultra-flat attenuation over wavelength.
Variable optical attenuators (mVOA-C1)
The industry specification leader mVOA variable optical attenuator family has been enabling single-level control for receiver and amplifier testing for over 20 years. Available with one, two, or four variable optical attenuators (VOA) per module, with or without an internal power meter, the mVOA-C1 is also the industry’s most compact modular solution.
The MAP-200 is a USB-, general-purpose interface bus (GPIB)-, and Ethernet-enabled device that supports the latest test equipment interface standard, LXI, which is the Ethernet-based successor to GPIB. The LXI standard defines devices using open-standard for system inter-device communication.
All mainframe configurations include:
MAP-200 has intuitive, optimised interchangeable virtual instrument (IVI) drivers for ease of use with popular application-development environments, such as LabVIEW, Visual C++, Visual Basic, and LabWindows™, provide full control of the modules and drop-in instrument programming capabilities. These capabilities let test programmers focus on test-level functions and sequences rather than the details required to communicate with the specific modules in the MAP system. The IVI drivers provide a simulation mode that lets automation developers capture system configurations so they can perform most of their development off line, freeing hardware for other purposes. These features make test automation development and debugging fast and easy.
MAP implementation within a shared resource environment