The Smallest and Lightest 40/43Gbps Test Solution

Digital Lightwave®, Inc., a leading provider of optical networking test equipment and technology, today announced that the NIC 40/43G Testing Module can be ordered with a tunable laser for C-Band or L-Band application with NRZ, Duo-Binary and DPSK line codes available. The NIC is the first in the industry to support this vital feature in a portable instrument.

“With our array of available line codings, the tunable laser, our broad range of mappings and the ability to analyze tributary signals all the way down to DS1, we are leading the industry in terms of features,” says Mike Botham, Director of Engineering. “Our customers have informed us that they need a robust feature set to get their jobs done and once again, our team has delivered.”

Tunable Laser is a feature that test instruments must have in order to simulate “alien wavelength” applications, in OADM (Optical Add-Drop Multiplexer) and ROADM (Reconfigurable Optical Add-Drop Multiplexer) testing. It is also useful for DWDM filter verification and test, receiver sensitivity and dispersion sensitivity testing over a wavelength span. With the widespread deployment of 40G networks, the need for these types of testing is increasing.

The NIC Platform offers SONET, SDH, OTN and Ethernet testing, traditionally up to 10Gbps. A new module was announced in 2007 to provide 40Gbps and 43Gbps to support the most advanced optical networks. The new module is available in the NIC 40G test set, the industry’s smallest and lightest 40/43G testing solution. For a complete Telecom and Datacom solution, the 40/43G module can be configured in the NIC Plus (portable) or NIC EP (rackmount) to provide PDH/T-Carrier and SONET/SDH testing from 1.5Mbps to 43Gbps plus NextGen (VCAT, LCAS, GFP), Ethernet GigE and 10GigE in one unit. Digital Lightwave’s 40/43Gbps solutions are applicable to research and development, manufacturing and field deployment applications.

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