FTBx-9110 - MEMS optical switch

Provides repeatable fiber-to-fiber switching in a compact format.

Características principales

Singlemode 1x2, 1x4, 1x8 and 1x12
Fast switching time of ≤30 ms
Lifetime expectancy of more than one billion cycles
1 slot FTBx format module


Automated testing
Fiber monitoring
System verification
Optical transceiver testing


MEMS-based design

With its MEMS-based design, EXFO’s FTBx-9110 delivers durable performance in a highly compact package. Fast switching time and a 1-billion-cycle lifetime expectancy make it the perfect optical switch for demanding manufacturing applications. The FTBx-9110 MEMS Optical Switch is available for singlemode fibers with a choice of 1x2, 1x4, 1x8 and 1x12 configurations.

Supporting various applications

Optical switches are basic components integrated in almost every test station. The FTBx-9110 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.

Hosting Platforms

The LTB and FTB platform series are a highly scalable and versatile platform suite featuring a wide range of modules for optical and data transport testing needs. LTB series offers rack mount configuration and hot-swap capabilities, ideal for lab and intensive manufacturing requirements. Deploy your application seamlessly in lab or in the field, thanks to compatible module format and common software architecture between LTB and FTB platforms. The FTBx-9110 can be easily remote-controlled by means of the standard LAN or optional GPIB interface using SCPI commands, IVI drivers, REST API or any other automation software.

Optical fiber connections

Try the intuitive user interface and validate your automation script using our live demo of this product. The following diagram illustrates how the connections are made.