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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
  • Compliant with TIA-FOTP-169 standard
  • Patented design: Test through EDFAs
  • 100 Gbit/s-ready


Combining CD and PMD for Precise Link Characterization

Designed for ultra-longhaul and 40/100 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

Chromatic dispersion (CD) causes pulse broadening and can have a very negative impact on transmission performance by increasing the Bit Error Rate. EXFO’s FTB-5800 CD Analyzer offers high performance in a field-ready unit for all chromatic dispersion testing situations.

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EXFO’s software for the FTB-5800 CD analyzer.

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