Tektronix and Coherent Solutions partner for optical communications

Tektronix and Coherent Solutions have created an exclusive partnership for integrated optical communications.

The partnership agreement is to provide fully-integrated optical communications platforms to new and existing customers in support of the growing global demand for communications across the telecomms, datacomms, defence/aerospace and semiconductor markets.

Amy Taylor, general manager, Performance Solution at Tektronix, explained the thinking behind the partnership: “When coupled, Coherent Solutions IQTransmitter products and Tektronix AWG products create a complete optical communications platform,” she said.

The two companies will jointly provide fully-integrated optical modulation analyser (OMA) systems, using Tektronix’s DPO70000SX/DX oscilloscopes and Coherent Solutions IQReceivers. The platform will include the generation of coherently modulated signals such as 64QAM to address the high-speed communications market.

Complex optical modulation is a critical development path for engineers who are looking for test and measurement systems to support product roll-out for 400G/800G and transmission rates of up to 1Tbytes per second. Tektronix oscilloscopes integrated with Coherent Solutions DSPs will support engineers to develop coherent transceivers in an efficient process that is both compliant to the current standards and enables them to conduct advanced research beyond the standards.

Andy Stevens, CEO of Coherent Solutions says, “We’ve seen a surge of interest in OMA systems as engineers look to keep up with developments in high-speed optical technologies and also deploying coherent technology in new areas. . . .we’re confident the partnership will bring significant benefits to our customers and the wider optical communication industry over the next few years.”

Coherent Solutions develops and manufactures advanced photonics test and measurement equipment for scientists, engineers and manufacturers. From pioneering experiments to driving highly-efficient production testing, Coherent Solutions works with customers across the globe to solve complex problems with simple, intuitive solutions.

Tektronix is headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, USA. It delivers innovative, precise and easy-to-operate test, measurement and monitoring solutions.


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