PowerBlade – Modular Power Meters
Smarter Modular Power Meters
The PowerBlade modular optical power meter lets you integrate fast in-line monitoring of signal power in to your automated test setup. Available at the end of 2015.
Coherent Solution’s MTP-1000 & PowerBlade is your efficient solution for a quick and accurate optical power monitoring and measurement. Taking advantage of MTP-1000 mainframe’s flexible connectivity and high channel density form-factor, PowerBlade easily becomes an integral part of your test setup.
- Your choice of up to 4 powermeters per blade
- Inline powermeter
- Suitable for high power measure-ments from -50 dBm to +20 dBm
- Low insertion loss to provide accurate results
- Powermeter linearity of ± 0.1 dB
- Supports broad wavelength from 1260 nm to 1620 nm
- Up to 36 powermeters per MTP-1000
The PowerBlade is designed to be used in continuous production environments, so that your testing can run reliably even when you are not around, 24/7. It is built to the highest standards using components with high Mean-Time-Between-Failure (MTBF) specifications to minimize any potential downtime in your production.
INTUITIVE AND FUNCTIONAL SOFTWARE INTERFACE
The control software for MTP-1000, Test Instrument Manager (TIM), uses graphical representation of the instrument for intuitive control of connected units. The same software controls different types of Blade modules to save you time and effort in control and set up of the test platform.
MTP-1000 platform comes equipped with USB and Ethernet connectivity, so that you can control and monitor the instrument remotely from a different location. You can also talk to the instrument using SCPI commands to automate the testing procedures, this will save you valuable time.
ULTIMATE SCALABILITY AND VERSATILITY BUILT-IN
With the modular architecture, you can set up a testing platform with just the right number of optical switches to suit your current requirement while future proofing yourself with the potential to add more.
Each PowerBlade holds up to 4 inline power meters, the MTP unit has capacity for 9 blades, enabling you with up to 36 powermeters per unit and up to 1024 units per configuration. The versatility doesn’t stop there, the LaserBlade, VOA-Blade and SwitchBlade can be inserted alongside the PowerBlade.
Each LaserBlade holds 2 or 4 lasers of your choice (C and/or L band), each VOA-Blade holds 2 or 4 attenuators, the SwitchBlade holds a 1 x 2 or 1 x 4 port configuration optical switch. All blades are controlled by the same intuitive software. This makes the MTP-1000 a future-proofed model of excellence.
Efficient Use of Space
MTP-1000 platform lets you make the most of your testing bench space by housing up to 36 powermeters in one mainframe. Its compatibility with other types of blade modules, such as the LaserBlade, VOA-Blade and SwitchBlade, enable you to replace a tower of stacked equipment with just one mainframe. The MTP-1000 mainframe with the optional rack mounting brackets is compatible with any 19-inch rack for easy integration into your testing set up.