Testing Polarity & Continuity

During the production and installation of MTP and MPO cables, it’s necessary to verify continuity and polarity on these cables. The OP-Polarity Kit makes it a simple task. The OptoTest Polarity Kit consists of an OP280, which acts as a source module, and an OP480, which acts as a detector module, and a set of […]

AN-135 Launch Conditions for Multimode Testing

AN-135 Launch Conditions for Multimode Testing Overview An LED light source is required per IEC 61300-3-4 for testing insertion loss on multimode cabling/connectors. When LASER sources are used, outside influences, such as movement and settling in cable as well as changes in temperature, can cause output power instability which can affect insertion loss test results. Controlling launch […]

Upcoming Trade Shows

Come visit us at CIOE Expo 2015 Booth #1C79 and Booths #1021/1022, Aug 31st – Sept 3rd Visit www.cioe.com for more information.   Come visit OptoTest at ECOC in Valencia this year Booth #512, Sept 27th – Oct 1st Visit www.ecoc2015.org for more information.    

AN-112 Testing Insertion Loss and Return Loss on Ribbon Fiber Fanouts with OPL-MAX

AN-112 Testing Insertion Loss and Return Loss on Ribbon Fiber Fanouts with OPL-MAX Overview Measuring Insertion Loss and Return Loss on Ribbon Fiber Fanouts, like the MTP® to LC cable shown in figure 1 below, can be a streamlined process when using the right equipment and automation software. For the methods described in this Application Note, […]

Standards Cheat Sheet

OptoTest Standards Cheat Sheet Insertion Loss Measurement Procedures FOTP-171 Being rewritten to define encircled flux as a launch condition requirement on certain measurements Method A:  Single cable reference Method B: Two cable method, with a recommendation to measure multimode cabling in two directions by swapping the ends Method C: Replacement method (golden cable) for hybrid cable […]

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