The OP940 and OP721 form the ideal test system for multichannel bidirectional insertion loss and return loss testing. The increased demand for more efficient IL and RL testing on multifiber cables, such as duplex LCs, MTP cables, and MTP fanout cables has led to an increased interest in this type of measurement. Additionally, this type […]
A recent update to IEC 61300-3-35 (Fiber optic connector endface visual and automated inspection) is moving forward with the intention to modernize inspection practices and provide more uniform results industrywide. The updates aim to accomplish three things: Link visual inspection results to optical performance Make results more uniform between manual (visual) and automated (software) platforms […]
OptoTest equipment provides the most accurate Return Loss measurements in the industry. In this presentation you will learn more about the elements that make that possible and things to keep in mind to ensure optimal performance. Ensuring Accurate Return Loss Measurements
Explore the effect that different launch conditions, including Encircled Flux, have on Insertion Loss and Return Loss testing of multimode cables. Launch Conditions for Multimode Testing
The Multichannel Environmental Test System OP-METS is ideal for testing insertion loss and return loss on fiber optic cable assemblies and connectors that are deployed in industries such as telecommunications, data center, military, aerospace, and entertainment production. OptoTest equipment features mandrel-free return loss and MEMS switches to maximize ease-of-use, speed, and repeatability.
Changing out reference cables during the insertion loss and return loss testing process to accommodate new DUT types can cause downtime for a manufacturing line and drastically reduce the efficiency of the cable production process. With single channel DUTs and reference cables, the issue may seem inconsequential. However, in the modern fiber production line every […]
As the most common and most preventable source of error in fiber optic test systems, learn the tips and tricks for preventing damage to maintain the performance quality and longevity of optical connectors. Preventing Damage to Optical Connectors
In this video, we perform a 3-in-1 polarity, insertion loss, and return loss test in OPL-Max, using the OP415 Polarity Analyzer and the OP940 Insertion Loss and Return Loss meter.