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FTBx-9160 - MEMS optical switch

Provides highly accurate and repeatable fiber-to-fiber switching

Key features

Singlemode 1xN up to 1x32
Fast switching time of ≤30 ms
Lifetime expectancy of more than 1x109 cycles
Variety of connector options


MEMS-based design

With its MEMS-based design, EXFO’s FTBx-9160 delivers durable performance in a compact package. Fast switching time and a 1-billion-cycle lifetime expectancy make it the perfect optical switch for demanding manufacturing applications. The FTBx-9160 MEMS Optical Switch is available for singlemode fibers  with a choice of 1x2, 1x4,1x8, 1x12, 1x16, 1x24 and 1x32 modules.

Supporting various applications

Optical switches are basic components integrated in almost every test station. The FTBX-9160 offers the specifications and features to support a wide variety of applications. Choose it to:

  • Analyze transmitted signals using several types of test instruments, such as an optical spectrum analyzer and a bit-error-rate tester
  • Reconfigure an R&D or manufacturing test station to allow testing of several types of devices
  • Test multiple devices under test (DUTs) in parallel

LTB-8 Rackmount Platform 

The LTB-8 is a highly scalable and compact platform featuring the industry’s best 100G port density and hot-swap capabilities for no downtime or interruption in tests, and greatly improved efficiency. The FTBx-9160 can be easily remote-controlled by means of the standard LAN or optimal GPIB interface using SPCI commands, IVI drivers or any other automation software.

The following diagram illustrates how the connection is made.