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Chromatic Dispersion Analyzer — FTB-5800


Delivers fast and reliable performance in a field-ready unit for all chromatic and polarization dispersion testing needs, from verifying the capacity of legacy fiber to upgrading a network to a given rate.

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Key Features

  • Complete CD characterization
  • Highly accurate phase-shift method
  • No communication between source and receiver
  • Patented design*: Test through EDFAs
  • 100 Gbit/s-ready


Combining CD and PMD for Precise Link Characterization

Designed for ultra-longhaul and 40 Gbit/s applications, EXFO’s FTB-5500B PMD and FTB-5800 CD analyzer combo provides you with the speed, accuracy and high performance you need to ensure high-quality network services. Housed in the expert FTB-500 platform, the FTB-5500B and FTB-5800 test modules survive splashes, knocks and drops—ideal for CO and field conditions.

Characterizing Chromatic Dispersion in the Field

The ongoing race to develop high-speed transmission systems and to increase available bandwidth is facing certain limitations. Chromatic dispersion (CD) measurements are becoming more and more critical for carriers and service providers looking to improve their systems by upgrading to extreme speed. EXFO’s FTB-5800 CD Analyzer offers high performance in a field-ready unit for all chromatic dispersion testing situations.

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