AN-104 MTP-MTP Insertion Loss and Return Loss Testing with OPL-MAX

AN-104 MTP-MTP Insertion Loss/Return Loss Testing with OPL-Max Overview There are three methods to measure an MTP-MTP patch cord. The first involves using the large area detector or integrating sphere on the OP930. The second method uses a launch and receive cable and reference insertion loss individually per channel through an OP710 Multichannel Power Meter. […]

AN-101 Bar Code Scanning

AN-101 Bar Code Scanning Overview In the fast-paced production lines where fiber optic cables are made, every second saved is a penny earned. In an effort to help reduce production time related to re-typing serial numbers and part numbers, OptoTest has integrated the functionality of a bar code scanner. This application note will briefly describe […]

OptoTest is attending the 2013 ECOC

OptoTest is attending the 2013 European Conference on Optical Communications This year OptoTest will be attending the European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC) in London at the ICC London ExCeL from 23 – 25 September. The ECOC Exhibition is Europe’s largest and most established annual show within the fibre optic communication technology industry and this […]

OptoTest will be attending 2013 CIOE

OptoTest along with our distributor, Richen will be at booth #1C79 for the 15th annual China International Optoelectronic Expo (CIOE) a world-renowned event, that annually presents the most advanced optoelectronics technologies and innovations. Established in 1999, CIOE now celebrates 15 consecutive years of steady growth, and an exceptionally intimate relationship with the industry and the […]

AN-103 Measuring ILRL for Unlike Connectors Using a Golden Cable and Bi-Directional Return Loss Meter

AN-103 Measuring ILRL Overview Testing hybrid cables poses certain difficulties due to the ends having unlike connector types. Typically hybrid bulkheads/adapters are required (SC-FC, ST-FC, etc.) and many times they solve the problem with minor issues. However, in some circumstances hybrid bulkheads will not suffice. When testing SC-LC cables, such an instance arises. SC-LC bulkheads […]