Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Pickering Announces a new solid state 4x4 RF Switch Matrix

Pickering introduced their first solid state RF Switch Matrix last week at IMS 2012!

40-884 6GHz RF 4x4 Matrix features:
  •     10MHz to 6GHz frequency range 
  •     50 Ohm solid state switch matrix enabling High Speed switching
  •     Solid state switching for long life
  •     +30dBm switch capacity
  •      Compact 3 slot PXI format
  •     Automatic unused input termination 
  •     Available in PXI and LXI formats
      The 40-884 is ideal for application where concurrent testing of multiple input devices are required to be tested against multiple test equipment, allowing up to 4 devices to be tested against up to 4 items of tests equipment. Expansion can be supported thru the use of other solid state switching modules such as 40-880.

      The 40-884 is supplied with drivers that allow users to support the module in all popular PXI software environments. In addition the 40-881 can be supported in Pickering Interfaces 60-100 series LXI Modular Switching chassis, permitting users to choose their switching platform while retaining the same high performance characteristics and driver environment.

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Finisar - NEW Waveshaper Firmware now available!

Finisar has a great improvement of usability for the WaveShaper!

Finisar has released a new firmware which is capable to store the wsconfig file of the WaveShaper on the instrument. This means that users do not need to upload this file from the CD anymore.

Only the very old E-series cannot be upgraded.

Follow these links to find the latest firmware and also a document describing the procedure.

To perform this upgrade you need to download the latest WaveManager 2.0.7 and follow the steps in the attached document.

Please email us with any questions or if you would like us to help -

Monday, June 18, 2012

IMS 2012 - this week in Montreal (June 17-22)

Be sure to visit our following partners at IMS 2012 this week in Montreal! Visit for show details.

ATE Systems, Inc. (Booth: 3422) – expert solutions for VNA calibration

Centellax, Inc. (Booth: 2822) – Leading supplier of high-speed analog semiconductor products

EMSCAN (Booth: 1128- Antenna Pattern Measurements in Less Than a Second

In-Phase Technologies, Inc. (Booth: 1222) - Leading provider of RF and Microwave ATE systems

LadyBug Technologies LLC (Booth: 3019) – USB RF/Microwave Power Meters, hi-speed and zero cal

Linearizer Technology, Inc. (Booth: 507) - RF over Fiber experts 

Phase Matrix Inc. (Booth: 1315) – QuickSyn synthesizer, fast switching and excellent phase noise performance

Pickering Interfaces, Inc. (Booth: 418– PXI and LXI switching experts

Vaunix Technology Corp. (Booth: 1129) – USB RF/Microwave sources

X-Com Systems (Booth: 1224) Provides wideband RF signal recording, analysis and signal generation solutions

Thursday, June 14, 2012

General Photonics introduces industry leading Polarization Scrambler/Controller

The NEW MPC-202 from General Photonics is  the most versatile and fastest fiber based scrambler/controller available on the market today. It is ideal for high-speed coherent applications featuring:
  • the ability to test coherent detection receivers with up to 360,000 radian/sec scrambling
  • Use the new Tornado mode to develop a “worst case” scenario
  • Use the Rayleigh scrambling mode to set up precise emulation of real world fiber
  • Patented Multi-stage Design
  • New Tornado™  Mode for SOP tracking speed testing of coherent detection systems (up to 360,000 rad/s)
  • Low PMD, PDL and IL
Follow this link to find more details - or email to request a data sheet, demo and/or quote.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Fiberfest is tomorrow - 6/13/12 @ the Westford Regency

Be sure to stop by Fiberfest at the Westford Regency tomorrow (6/13) from 10AM-7PM - cocktail reception from 5PM-7PM. TeraComm will be there along with many other exhibitors. Visit for more details.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Polatis introduces 192x192 Optical Switch

Polatis is proud to announce the release of their series 6000 optical cross connect switch. The product features 192channels x 192channels non-blocking optical cross connects with insertion loss typically
< 1.0dB - all in a 3U foot print with MTP connectors. This resilient design also features a dual redundant power system and network interfaces. Let us know if you would like more information

Thursday, June 7, 2012

TeraComm now partnered with metrictest

TeraComm  is pleased to announce that we are representing metrictest for test equipment rentals and used test equipment sales. Having recently been purchased by Microlease  - metrictest has a large inventory of test equipment immediately available for rental or purchase. Featured manufacturers are:
JDSU, Tektronix, Agilent, Rohde&Schwarz and Advantest.

Please send us an email with with your request @