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  • AMP-1310B:  O-Band Optical Amplifier

    AMP-1310B: O-Band Optical Amplifier

    The AMP-1310B is designed as a user-friendly, compact, portable, cost-effective solution for use in a variety of O-band amplifier applications.  It provides low polarization sensitivity and can be used as a pre-amplifier with 100GBASE-LR4 modules and line cards (4 x 25 Gb/s) to extend their reach by increasing the overall link budget.  An example of the output power for each of the four 100GBASE-LR4 wavelengths is shown below.  Each color coded set of four output power levels (for each wavelength) corresponds to an aggregate input power of approximately -17 dBm, -13 dBm, and -9 dBm respectively.

    AMP-1310B Output Power Levels

    The module includes two optical power monitors, for the input and output signals, which uses a 1% tap to minimize insertion loss.  An onboard temperature sensor allows the power monitoring circuitry to be calibrated during production test to provide measurement resolution of ±0.01 dB and linearity (relative accuracy) of ±0.1 dB over an operating temperature range of 0°C to 40°C.    

    An AC/DC adapter is provided to power the AMP-1310B and its 10/100BaseT Ethernet interface is used to allow the module to be controlled via Static or Dynamic IP addressing.  In this configuration a standard HTML browser (e.g. Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer) provides the user interface and the various control and status HTML pages are integrated into the microcontroller’s firmware (see example screen in product photos).  

    The AMP-1310B can also be connected directly to a Windows based computer running the USB graphical user interface (GUI) software.  The USB GUI is also able to provide the same complete control and status of the module as the browser based GUI. 

    AMP-1310B Block Diagram

    It is also possible to perform remote, time stamped, optical power and status data logging using AMP-1310B applications written for Windows and for Linux. These applications use the IP address of the module to gather the optical power and status data every second and write that data, along with the host computer’s system time, to a .csv file. This allows the user to remotely collect and track optical power information over long periods of time.

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  • AMP-2110B: 100GBASE-LR4 Quad (O-Band) Amplifier

    AMP-2110B: 100GBASE-LR4 Quad (O-Band) Amplifier

    The AMP-2110B chassis includes the optical Mux and Demux components which are compatible with 100GBASE-LR4 optical signals and allow each of the four wavelengths to be individually amplified using four SOA components.  The optical power in each wavelength is monitored at both the input (after the Demux) and at the output (prior to the Mux).  The amplifiers are initially configured to maintain a similar power level for all four wavelengths, however, the bias current for each SOA can be individually adjusted using the Ethernet (IP addressable) or USB interface.  Therefore, the output power level can be manually adjusted, if desired, by simply changing the bias current while monitoring the output power status.  A programmable Loss-of-Signal (LOS) indication can be setup and monitored for each wavelength.  An alarm condition is reported via the Ethernet and USB interface as well as by the front panel LED associated with the given wavelength.

    AMP-2110B block diagram

    This 1U 19” rack mountable chassis can be powered from dual, redundant -48VDC or 110/220VAC (universal) sources.  User control and status is provided by a 10/100BaseT Ethernet communications interface which allows either Static or Dynamic IP addressing.  A standard HTML browser (e.g. Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer) provides the graphical user interface (GUI) and the various control and status HTML pages are integrated into the chassis’ firmware.  As an alternative method of control, a USB GUI is available so the chassis can be connected to a Windows based computer running the GUI software.  As with the IP addressable interface, the USB GUI provides complete control and status of all AMP-2110B chassis functions.  

    The AMP-2110B can also be connected directly to a Windows based computer running the USB graphical user interface (GUI) software.  The USB GUI is also able to provide the same complete control and status of the module as the browser based GUI.

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  • SW-10XX:  Optical Switch with Power Meter

    SW-10XX: Optical Switch with Power Meter

    The SW-10XX series of modules provides fast, hitless 1xN optical switching with optical power monitoring in a small, portable, cost-effective solution for use in remote switching or network protection/monitoring applications as well as an R&D environment.  This bidirectional optical switch is available in configurations including 1x4, 1x6, 1x8, 1x12, 1x16 and 1x24.

    Click on the link below to have real-time access to an operational SW-1004 module.  Use the standard browser (Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer) based GUI to change the switch position and read the optical power at the input and output of the module.   

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    The module includes an optical power monitor which uses a 2% bidirectional tap to minimize insertion loss.  An onboard temperature sensor allows the power monitoring circuitry to be calibrated during production test to provide measurement resolution of ±0.01 dB and linearity (relative accuracy) of ±0.1 dB over an operating temperature range of 0°C to 40°C.    

    The SW-10XX can be USB powered and connects directly to a Windows based computer which runs the graphical user interface (GUI) software.  The USB GUI provides complete control and status of all optical switching and power monitoring functions. 

    An AC/DC adapter is also provided to power the SW-10XX when its Ethernet interface is used to allow the SW-10XX to be controlled using either Static or Dynamic IP addressing.  In this configuration, a standard HTML browser (e.g. Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer) provides the user interface and the various control and status HTML pages are integrated into the microcontroller’s firmware.

    It is also possible to perform remote, time stamped, optical power and status data logging using SW-10XX applications written for Windows and for Linux. These applications use the IP address of the module to gather the optical power and status data every second and write that data, along with the host computer’s system time, to a .csv file. This allows the user to remotely collect and track optical power information over long periods of time.

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  • AMP-2410B:  40GBASE-LR4 Quad (O-Band) Amplifier

    AMP-2410B: 40GBASE-LR4 Quad (O-Band) Amplifier

    The AMP-2410B chassis includes the CWDM Mux/Demux components which are compatible with 40GBASE-LR4 optical signals and allow each of the four wavelengths to be individually amplified using four SOA components.  The optical power in each wavelength is monitored at both the input (after the Demux) and at the output (prior to the Mux).  The amplifiers are initially configured to maintain a similar power level for all four wavelengths, however, the bias current for each SOA can be individually adjusted using the Ethernet (IP addressable) or USB interface.  Therefore, the output power level can be manually adjusted, if desired, by simply changing the bias current while monitoring the output power status.  A programmable Loss-of-Signal (LOS) indication can be setup and monitored for each wavelength.  An alarm condition is reported via the Ethernet and USB interface as well as by the front panel LED associated with the given wavelength.

    This 1U 19” rack mountable chassis is powered from a universal AC to DC power converter.  User control and status is provided by a 10/100BaseT Ethernet communications interface which allows either Static or Dynamic IP addressing.  A standard HTML browser (e.g. Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer) provides the graphical user interface (GUI) and the various control and status HTML pages are integrated into the chassis’ firmware.  As an alternative method of control, a USB GUI is available so the chassis can be connected to a Windows based computer running the GUI software.  As with the IP addressable interface, the USB GUI provides complete control and status of all AMP-2410B chassis functions.

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  • AMP-2110B-1:  100GBASE-LR4 Pre-Amplifier

    AMP-2110B-1: 100GBASE-LR4 Pre-Amplifier

    The AMP-2110B-1 is an O-band semiconductor optical amplifier with low polarization sensitivity which can be used as a pre-amplifier with 100GBASE-LR4 modules and line cards (4 x 25 Gb/s) to extend their reach by increasing the overall link budget.   An example of the output power for each of the four 100GBASE-LR4 wavelengths is shown below.  Each color coded set of four output power levels corresponds to input signals at approximately -5 dBm, -10 dBm, and -16 dBm.

    AMP-2110B-1 Output Power for 100GBASE-LR4

    The AMP-2110B-1 chassis provides O-Band amplification using a single SOA component.  The bias current for the SOA can be adjusted using the Ethernet (IP addressable) or USB interface.  Therefore, the output power level can be manually adjusted, if desired, by simply changing the bias current while monitoring the output power status.  This 1U 19” rack mountable chassis is powered from a universal AC to DC power converter.  User control and status is provided by a 10/100BaseT Ethernet communications interface which allows either Static or Dynamic IP addressing.  A standard HTML browser (e.g. Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer) provides the graphical user interface and the various control and status HTML pages are integrated into the chassis’ firmware.     

    Both the input and output optical power is monitored using 1% optical taps to minimize insertion loss.  A programmable Loss-of-Signal (LOS) indication can be setup and monitored for the input signal.  An alarm condition is reported via the Ethernet and USB interface as well as by the front panel LED.  A dual stage optical isolator is also present at both the input of the SOA and at its output as shown in the block diagram.

    AMP-2110B-1 block diagram  

    The AMP-2110B-1 can also be connected directly to a Windows based computer running the USB graphical user interface (GUI) software.  The USB GUI is also able to provide the same complete control and status of the module as the browser based GUI.

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  • TL-2000:  C-Band and L-Band Tunable Lasers and Optical Regeneration

    TL-2000: C-Band and L-Band Tunable Lasers and Optical Regeneration

    The TL-2000 chassis provides a pair of 50 GHz ITU grid tunable lasers with Lithium Niobate MZ modulators to allow either optical or RF signal regeneration to a high quality C-band and/or L-band output.  This chassis can accept optical and RF inputs over a continuous data rate range from 100 Mb/s to 12.5 Gb/s.   The optical inputs utilize a high bandwidth PIN/TIA component which provides a receiver sensitivity of at least -15 dBm at 12.5 Gb/s. 

    This 1U 19” rack mountable chassis is powered from a universal AC to DC power converter.  User control and status is provided by a 10/100BaseT Ethernet communications interface which allows either Static or Dynamic IP addressing.  A standard HTML browser (e.g. Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer) provides the graphical user interface (GUI) and the various control and status HTML pages are integrated into the chassis’ firmware.

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  • ASE-10XX: ASE Light Source

    ASE-10XX: ASE Light Source

    The ASE-10XX series of Amplified Spontaneous Emission (ASE) light sources are designed as compact, portable, cost-effective solutions for use in a variety of applications.  These light sources have excellent output power stability and a minimum spectral width of 50 nm at 20 dB down.

    The output optical power level is constantly monitored and the drive current adjusted appropriately to achieve a high level of power stability. An onboard temperature sensor allows the power monitoring circuitry to be calibrated during production test to provide measurement resolution of 0.01 dB and linearity (relative accuracy) of 0.1 over the operating temperature range of 0°C to 40°C.

    An AC/DC adapter is provided to power the ASE-10XX module and its 10/100BaseT Ethernet interface is used to allow the module to be controlled via Static or Dynamic IP addressing. In this configuration a standard HTML browser (e.g. Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer) provides the user interface (see example window in product specification) and the various control and status HTML pages are integrated into the microcontroller’s firmware. Additionally, the module allows SNMP control via this Ethernet interface.

    The ASE-10XX can also be connected directly to a Windows based computer running the USB graphical user interface (GUI) software. The USB GUI (see example window in product specification) is also able to provide the same complete control and status of the module as the browser based GUI.

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  • TF-1000: Tunable Optical Filter

    TF-1000: Tunable Optical Filter

    The TF-1000 is a 50 GHz continuously tunable bandpass optical filter designed as a small, portable, cost-effective solution for use in R&D as well as production test applications. This band pass filter operates in either the C (1527 to 1570 nm) or L (1570 to 1610 nm) band and allows the center frequency to be set with a +/-4 GHz (32 pm) accuracy.

    The TF-1000 can be USB powered when connected directly to a Windows based computer which runs the USB graphical user interface (GUI) software.  An AC/DC adapter is also provided to power the TF-1000 when its 10/100BaseT Ethernet interface is used to allow the module to be controlled via Static or Dynamic IP addressing. The TF-1000 has an embedded browser based GUI which provides all control and status capability over a standard Ethernet link.  SNMP control/status is also included when accessing the module with the Ethernet interface.

    All three methods of access (USB, Ethernet browser, and SNMP) provide complete control and status of all wavelength tuning and optical power monitoring functions. The internal optical filter latches the wavelength setting and is able to maintain its filter characteristics at the last commanded location even when the TF-1000 is completely unpowered (no USB or DC power connection).

    Feel free to download the TF-1000 Demonstration USB GUI which is a self-extracting installer .exe file that runs on any Windows XP, Vista, 7, or 8 platform. It demonstrates how the TF-1000 module can be controlled with a USB connection.

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  • AMP-10XXX: Optical Boosters and Pre-Amplifiers

    AMP-10XXX: Optical Boosters and Pre-Amplifiers

    The AMP-10XXX series of optical amplifiers are designed as compact, portable, cost-effective solutions for use in a variety of applications. There are both booster and pre-amplifier configurations which operate in either the C-Band or L-Band. These amplifiers are well suited to be used for single channel optical signal regeneration, testing of detectors, lasers, transceivers, and optical filters, as well as boosters for 10 Gb/s, 40 Gb/s, or 100 Gb/s line cards.

    The AMP-10XXX series of modules can be USB powered when connected directly to a Windows based computer running the USB graphical user interface (GUI) software.  The USB GUI provides complete control and status of all amplifier and optical power monitoring functions.  

    An AC/DC adapter is also provided to power any of the AMP-10XXX modules when the 10/100BaseT Ethernet interface is used to allow the module to be controlled via Static or Dynamic IP addressing.  In this configuration, a standard HTML browser (e.g. Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer) provides the user interface and the various control and status HTML pages are integrated into the microcontroller’s firmware.  Additionally, the module allows SNMP control via the Ethernet interface.

    Three product specifications are available for download, +13 dBm and +16 dBm booster amplifiers along with a +30 dB gain pre-amplifier.

    Also available for download is the AMP-1000 USB Demonstration GUI which is a self-extracting installer .exe file that runs on any Windows XP, Vista, 7, or 8 platform. It demonstrates the USB based control and status for a AMP-10XXX module.

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Our Location

Triple Play Communications
250 East Drive, Suite F, 
Melbourne, FL 32904

 

Triple Play Communications (TPC) develops and manufactures custom fiber optic and electronic products for test and measurement as well as high speed telecom applications.  Our custom design projects feature close working relationships with the customer, short development cycles, high yields, and low recurring production costs. Additionally, our test and measurement products combine high quality optical component functionality in a small, cost effective package with both USB and Ethernet control/status capability using an HTML browser and/or SNMP interface.

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TPC offers complete engineering design capabilities involving multiple engineering disciplines such as fiber optic, electrical, software/firmware, RF/wireless, mechanical, PCB layout, and test. The TPC engineering team’s background combines many years of defense communications systems design with fiber optic telecommunications test equipment and module development experience.

TPC is able to execute the complete product development process utilizing our high speed optical and electrical test equipment and multiple environmental chambers to perform design verification, temperature/humidity qualification, and production testing.

This production test capability, coupled with our fiber splicing and routing assembly expertise, provides TPC with a competitive advantage as a 100% domestic, ITAR registered, U.S. manufacturer of optical and electrical products such as line cards, rack mountable chassis, and pluggable modules.