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MEMS Matrix Optical Switch — MXS-9100


Jointly developed with DiCon, this all-optical cross-connect technology is optimized for EXFO systems and software, providing fast protection switching at the fiber layer, automation of test sequences and instrument-grade performance.

Technical Information

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Key Features

  • Available in 2 x 8, 4 x 4, 8 x 8 and 16 x 16 configurations
  • Protocol and bit-rate independent
  • Fast switching time; less than 40 ms
  • High reliability; lifetime >109 cycles
  • SCPI-over-Ethernet remote-control capabilities


High-Speed Matrix Switch To Boost Fiber-Optic Capacity

The DiCon Fiberoptics MXS-9100 MEMS MxN Matrix Optical Switch is optimized for use with EXFO systems and software control. This high-speed, high-performance fiber-optic switch allows any number of M input fibers to connect to any number of N output fibers in a fully non‑blocking manner.

Housed in the IQS-600 Integrated Qualification Test System, this all optical cross-connect technology provides the unique combination of low insertion loss, fast switching and very high reliability required by engineers in their lab or manufacturing environments.

With its remote-control capabilities using SCPI over Ethernet, the MXS-9100 is the perfect solution for sharing centralized instruments or automated tests in manufacturing environments.

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MXS-9100 SDK
v1.0 - Utilities See all versions
Feb. 2014

MXS-9100 SDK (version: Demonstration software and complete development kit for MXS-9100 automation and integration.

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