VOAPXIe is a reliable, fast and high-density variable optical attenuation solution that integrates seamlessly with the PXI Platform.
This innovative module enables new mixed-signal testing capabilities for PXI users. With an integrated power meter, VOAPXIe provides precise output power control, even with fluctuating input.
Fast attenuation speed
Fast attenuation speed minimizes the down time during changes in attenuation settings to shorten your overall test time.
Low insertion loss
Maximise your power budget with low insertion loss.
Built in power monitoring capability
Eliminate the need for an extra power meter with the built-in power monitoring capability. Know the actual power coming out of the attenuator all from the same VOA module.
Constant power output mode
With the built-in closed-loop power monitoring, VOAPXIe can operate in the constant power output mode to stabilize fluctuating input power.
Wide coverage of operational wavelengths
One versatile tool to cover a wide variety of applications.
Seamless PXI integration
Take advantage of PXI’s integrated triggering and synchronization capabilities across electrical and optical instruments.
This product comes with a 3 year warranty.
With its wide coverage of operational wavelengths, VOAPXIe can be used for a wide variety of applications, including:
Optical power budget analysis
Instrument power calibration
EDFA gain linearity test
Transceiver stress testing
Receiver sensitivity testing
VOAPXIe is designed to be used in continuous production environments. It is built to the highest standards using components with high Mean-Time-Between-Failure (MTBF) specifications to minimize downtime.
Stable power output
The built-in power meter and power stabilization function lets you set and maintain the output power stability even when the input power fluctuates. You will get reliable and repeatable test results each and every time.
Select the best fit for your application
You can choose the broad wavelength range model for versatility or the narrow wavelength models for the best accuracy and performance.
Power stability – power mode
This graph illustrates the power output stability of < 0.005 dB RMS at various power setpoints.
Don’t require PXI?
We offer the same functionality of the VOAPXIe in a compact USB/Ethernet form factor.
If you would like to find out more about this product, please contact us.
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