Tektronix and TE SubCom Partner on Optical Modulation Analysis Measurements

Innovative Interleaving Approach Provides Excellent Signal Fidelity to Meet Long-Haul Optical Testing Needs

08 Jan, 2016, 09:00 ET from Tektronix, Inc.

BEAVERTON, Ore. and EATONTOWN, N.J., Jan. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Tektronix, Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of oscilloscopes, today announced that TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company and an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology, will be deploying the industry's first commercially available 70 GHz oscilloscopes using Tektronix patented Asynchronous Time Interleaving (ATI) technology in a coherent optical evaluation program designed to increase throughput of the world's fastest optical submarine network systems. For TE SubCom's engineers working in the fields of optical modulation analysis and advanced research, these new DPO70000SX low-profile oscilloscopes provide a scalable multi-unit configuration for ultra-high frequency signal fidelity needed in optical submarine network designs.

With optical speeds already in the 100s of Gbps range and research efforts working to achieve Tbps speeds, optical communications design is one of the main applications demanding higher-speed test and measurement instrumentation solutions, including the ability to synchronize multiple high-performance oscilloscopes.

Taking advantage of the latest IBM 9HP SiGe process combined with ATI technology, the new DPO70000SX 70GHz oscilloscopes provide a superior method of extending real time oscilloscope bandwidth while maintaining the highest signal fidelity and lowest noise level. 

"The race to deploy faster optical communications systems starts with companies like TE SubCom," said Brian Reich, general manager, Performance Oscilloscopes, Tektronix. "With our new oscilloscopes and ATI technology, Tektronix is happy to help move the industry forward with such a solid partner."

TE SubCom Submarine Network Evolution
To meet growing bandwidth needs, TE SubCom is investing in new technologies that can grow network capacity. "Our System Research team continues to push the limits on the transmission capacity per optical channel and the total capacity on transoceanic length cables – this body of work requires state-of-the-art laboratory equipment that has very large electrical bandwidth," says Neal Bergano, vice president of R&D and CTO of TE SubCom. "The partnership with Tektronix has enabled us to validate these new schemes with confidence."  

About TE SubCom
TE SubCom (SubCom), a TE Connectivity Ltd. company, is an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology and marine services and a leading global supplier for today's undersea communications requirements. Drawing on its heritage of technical innovation and industry-recognized performance, SubCom delivers the most reliable, high quality solutions to organizations with undersea communications needs vital to their core mission. The business designs, manufactures and installs systems around the world, and has deployed enough fiber optic cable to circle the Earth more than 12 times at the Equator. SubCom's global presence, backed by industry-leading research and development laboratories, manufacturing facilities, installation and maintenance ships, depots, and management team work together to implement integrated solutions and network upgrades, with unsurpassed reliability, that support the needs of telecommunications, internet providers, offshore and science customers worldwide. For more information visit www.SubCom.com.

About TE Connectivity
TE Connectivity is a $12 billion global technology leader. Our connectivity and sensor solutions are essential in today's increasingly connected world. We collaborate with engineers to transform their concepts into creations – redefining what's possible using intelligent, efficient and high-performing TE products and solutions proven in harsh environments. Our 75,000 people, including 7,300 engineers, partner with customers in over 150 countries across a wide range of industries. We believe EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS – www.TE.com.

About Tektronix
Headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, Tektronix delivers innovative, precise and easy-to-operate test, measurement and monitoring solutions that solve problems, unlock insights and drive discovery. Tektronix has been at the forefront of the digital age for over 65 years. Join us on the journey of innovation at www.tektronix.com

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