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EXFO launches the fastest completely integrated test system for passive components characterization

Published on March 13, 2018

The new CTP10 Component Test Platform and suite of modules provides research scientists with accurate testing of a wide variety of passive components in R&D or manufacturing

Quebec City, Canada, March 13, 2018 - EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO) (TSX: EXF), the network test, monitoring and analytics experts, released today the fastest test system for insertion loss (IL) and return loss (RL) measurement for a wide variety of passive components, including photonics integrated circuits. Integrating cutting-edge technology from the recently acquired Yenista Optics, EXFO’s CTP10 can be used by research scientists to extensively characterize components or in automated mode for high volume production.

With the increasing demand for photonics integrated circuits (PICs) composed of hundreds of passive components, and the constant pressure to reduce network equipment costs, passive component manufacturers are looking for effective testing solutions to reduce their testing time without sacrificing accuracy and reliability. With a capability to measure IL and RL in a single sweep up to 1000 nm/s, this is what the new CTP10 Component Test Platform offers them.

“When EXFO acquired Yenista, the objective was to leverage their expertise to bring some of the most innovative testing solutions for the optical telecom industry,” said Stéphane Chabot, EXFO’s Vice President, Test and Measurement. "EXFO's CTP10 offers R&D and manufacturing teams working with photonics integrated circuits and next-generation passive optical network components the flexibility, accuracy and speed they need to test thousands of components as required by their customers."

There will be a live demo of the CTP10 in Booth #2507 at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition (OFC) from March 13 to 15 in San Diego, California.

About EXFO

EXFO develops smarter network test, monitoring and analytics solutions for the world’s leading communications service providers, network equipment manufacturers and webscale companies. Since 1985, we’ve worked side by side with our customers in the lab, field, data center, boardroom and beyond to pioneer essential technology and methods for each phase of the network lifecycle. Our portfolio of test orchestration and real-time 3D analytics solutions turns complex into simple and delivers business-critical insights from the network, service and subscriber dimensions. Most importantly, we help our customers flourish in a rapidly transforming industry where “good enough” testing, monitoring and analytics just aren’t good enough anymore—they never were for us, anyway. For more information, visit EXFO.com and follow us on the EXFO Blog.

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PR & Media Consultant
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Vance Oliver
Director, Investor Relations
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