Tri-wavelength micro OTDRs

April 5, 2012
Pocket-sized µOTDR modules for Anritsu's Network Master MT9090A platform support PON-based FTTX networks and general purpose applications.

Anritsu has introduced its µOTDR modules for its Network Master MT9090A platform. The company says the compact modules provide all tools necessary for installing and maintaining high-bandwidth optical networks, including PON-based FTTx networks featuring up to a 1 x 64 split.

According to the company, with performance equal to traditional OTDRs 4x its size, the Network Master MT9090A µOTDR MU909014C/15C modules provide three wavelengths -- 1310 nm and 1550 nm for installation, and either 1625 nm or 1650 nm for maintenance -- and combine an OTDR, power meter, light source, loss test set, PON power meter, and connector inspection microscope in a single pocket-sized design, allowing field technicians to perform tests quickly, easily, and accurately.

The MU909014C/15C feature improved dynamic range of up to 38 dB, to ensure accurate and complete fiber evaluation of networks, including premise, access, metro, and core. The dynamic range, as well as the µOTDR’s enhanced mid-range pulse widths, allow the modules to deliver better resolution and sampling of 2 cm, eliminating the need to test at multiple wavelengths, which saves time and simplifies testing. The µOTDRs also feature up to 250,000 data points, for accurate mapping of events, and dead zones of <1 meter.

The modules measure only 19 x 9.6 x 4.8 cm and weigh only 700 g. The small size makes the MT9090A well suited for outside plant (OSP) environments; the tool can easily be managed with one hand, says Anritsu. The MU909014C/15C modules also feature full auto operation, which makes it simple to set up a sequence of tests that require only one key press to initiate, as well as PASS/FAIL indicators for simplified testing and troubleshooting. For maintenance-only applications, the MU909014C/15C modules are available in standalone 1625 nm or 1650 nm models.

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