Flexible systems-based approaches to optical- and protocol-layer test and measurement
IQS-600 Intelligent Qualification System
Comprehensive range of plug-in test modules
Highly intuitive Graphical User Interface
Ethernet, GPIB and RS-232 for remote-control operation
LabVIEW™ drivers and ActiveX libraries for all available modules
PCI interface slots enabling the integration of fast data-acquisition cards or other test equipment
The IQS-600 Intelligent Qualification System offers a flexible systems-based approach to optical- and protocol-layer test and measurement for manufacturing, automation, optical qualification and R&D. It combines powerful features and an easy-to-use graphical user interface.
Based on standard industrial PC architecture, the IQS-600 is a scalable modular system that houses a controller, expansion units and a comprehensive range of plug-in test modules.
Using an IQS-605P or an IQS-610P Controller Unit and IQS-610E Expansion Unit, you can expand your system to as many as 100 modules. The IQS-600's EXFO Bus II delivers the operating speed you need for transferring data and commands between interconnected units.
Plug-in modules include: Power Meter, Light Source, ASE Broadband Source, WDM Laser Source, EDFA Booster, Variable Attenuator, PDL Meter, Polarisation Scrambler, Return-loss Meter, OSA, Optical Switch and many more - some are listed below with links to EXFO's web site.
IQS Plug-In Modules
IQS-1700 - High-performance Power Meter
The IQS-1700 Optical Power Meter offers a continuous-mode peak-acquisition speed of 5208 measurements per second with an 80 dB range. A 300 µs stabilisation time allows simultaneous measurement of high and low signals on one or two channels.
IQS-2150 - Optical Light Source
The IQS-2150 Optical Light Source features variable output power over a 6 dB range that can be fine-tuned in 0.1 dB increments. Both the LED and laser versions come in various wavelengths to support all singlemode and multimode applications.
IQS-9100 - Optical Switch
The IQS-9100 Optical Switch is ideal for component testing, ribbon fibre testing, multichannel monitoring, remote and multiple-component testing, signal routing and bypass switching.
IQS-9100B - MEMS Optical Switch
The IQS-9100B MEMS Optical Switch provides highly accurate and repeatable fibre-to-fibre switching for singlemode 1 x N configurations up to 1 x 32.
IQS-9600 - Utility Module
This IQS-9600 Utility Module secures and standardises the integration of couplers, isolators, filters and Bragg gratings into the IQS-600 Integrated Qualification System.
IQS-2800 ITLA Tuneable Laser Source
The recent upsurge in bandwidth requirements by carriers is pushing next-generation transmission systems to achieve new capacity limits via use of complex high-order modulation formats like dual-polarisation quadrature phase-shift keying (DPQPSK).
The EXFO IQS-2800 is a modular test solution, housed in the IQS-636 platform, that provides researchers and engineers with a comprehensive way to design and test these future ultra-high-capacity network architectures. The lasers are continuous wave (CW), tuneable, with a high-power output, narrow 100 kHz linewidth, and 10 pm resolution tunability over the C, L or A band.
C, L, or A bands
Up to thirty-six 15.5 dBm high power lasers
100 kHz linewidth with 10 pm resolution
Software control and fully cascadeable
ITU-grid mode, Coherent/OFDM Transmission, and WDM Network Emulation
Up to nine IQS-2800 modules can be inserted into an IQS-636 platform, for a total of 36 lasers. From there, multiple IQS-636 platforms can be cascaded and controlled via one simple and easy-to-use software application. Each laser can be controlled individually, or multiple lasers can be set to create tilt over a wavelength range. It can also automatically spread the lasers over the entire C band, for example.
The EXFO IQS-2800 is a cost-effective and versatile solution for various applications including coherent/OFDM transmission and WDM network emulation. It also operates in ITU-grid mode, which restricts the frequency tuning to 25 GHz spacing channels.
A comprehensive datasheet for the EXFO IQS-2800 can be download from the Related Documents menu upper right.