PMD represents a significant danger to both legacy and newly deployed networks. And as systems of 10 Gbit/s and faster develop, PMD concern and awareness continue to grow. EXFO’s FTB-5500B PMD Analyzer helps you get ahead in the field. Whether you need to verify the capacity of legacy fiber or maintain a network, the modular FTB-5500B is fast, reliable and ready to go. This product is 40 Gbit/s ready.
Less than 5-Second Testing Time
The rugged FTB-5500B features a market-leading PMD measurement time of less than five seconds—for any PMD value. Improve your testing efficiency. Reduce testing costs. Test more fiber, and test it faster.
A Unique Approach to Testing Through EDFAs and Removing Autocorrelation Peaks
The FTB-5500B’s unique technology allows for both the auto-correlation and cross-correlation to be known. Therefore, any spectral shape of source can be used. The auto-correlation peak is thus removed, and higher accuracy and resolution are obtained. PMD of 0 ps can be measured. In addition, a signal transmitted through EDFAs can be analyzed for total link PMD. Calibration is traceable to NIST.
Housed in the FTB-500 Platform
Housed in the tough, shock-proof FTB-500 Platform, the FTB-5500B PMD Analyzer will survive knocks, bumps and drops. Combine up to eight single-slot, field-interchangeable modules in the powerful FTB-500 for simultaneous support of multiple testing applications (CD analyzer, OTDR and OLTS, among others).
The FLS-5800A CD/PMD Analyzer Source Advantage
A single light source, the FLS-5800A Broadband Light Source, can help you characterize both chromatic dispersion (CD) and polarization mode dispersion (PMD) —reducing testing time and minimizing the potential for human error.
Particularly important in multichannel transmission, second-order PMD is derived from the measured PMD value. EXFO’s software provides second-order PMD delay and coefficient values for telecom fibers. These values allow you to characterize fibers and cables more precisely than simple PMD and better control the transmission quality of high-speed systems.