MAP Multiport Tunable Filter Module (mTFX)

100G+ Wavelength Management Filter LightDirect module for MAP Series Platform

The Multiple Application Platform (MAP) multiport tunable filter module (mTFX-C1) dramatically simplifies test signal management for next-generation 100 G+ interfaces, sub-systems, and system test.

mTFX-C2
mTFX-C2

The mTFX is a modular Ethernet or GPIB instrument and can be directly managed from your PC-based automation system. It eliminates the need to re-purpose optical network technology or use complex libraries with specialized interface cards.

Based on next-generation liquid crystal on silicon (LCOS) technology, the mTFX is much more than a tunable filter. It combines variable attenuator, switch, power meter, and DWDM multiplexer functions to dramatically simplify photonic testing of coherent interfaces, amplifier, and DWDM systems. Leveraging TrueFlex™ technology, filters are continuously tunable in center wavelength and bandwidth and are not locked to the ITU grid. Multiple parallel wavelength paths can be created without disrupting already established connections—all with sub-GHz resolution. Industry-leading specifications for loss and out-of-band rejection ensure minimal impairments on your test signals.

Using the mTFX, get the right wavelengths to the right test port with the right power—quickly – and flexibly isolate, groom, manage, and route any wavelength or group of wavelengths with a simple, intuitive GUI and/or SCPI-based remote commands.

Highlights

  • Tunable filter with bandwidth adjustment from 16 to 5100 GHz with 0.5 GHz resolution
  • Low loss (<5.5 dB), continuous extended C-band coverage with ±3.5 GHz wavelength accuracy
  • Up to 120 (for L-band) and 180 (for C-band) independent filters, each with independent attenuation and output port assignment
  • New filters can be added and removed without disturbing existing connections
  • Internal power meter option with automated single and multiple peak find algorithms
  • Automated peak tracking function without loss of transmitted power
  • Fast, simple GUI and SCPI control interfaces for filter generation
  • Optional SW license to enable up to 8 output ports
  • C-band offered in a single slot cassette and L-band in a dual slot

Applications

  • Photonic communication test automation
  • 100 G+ coherent interface testing
  • ROADM node emulation
  • Signal extraction or insertion during DWDM system testing
  • Amplifier gain spectrum management and load tone generation
  • OSNR measurements

Services

Instrument Care Support Plans

Save up the 50% of standard service prices and obtain priority service when you buy a bundled plan at the same time the instrument is purchased. Care Support Plans offer the best way to purchase extended warranty, premium technical support, self-paced training, and critical maintenance services like calibration services that include software and engineering change order update services to ensure your product is maintained with current software and a calibration certificate. These discounted plans are 2-5 years long when purchased upfront with your VIAVI instruments.


VIAVI Care Support

VIAVI Care Support

ServicesBronzeCareSilverCareMaxCareGoldCareFleetCare
 BronzeCareSilverCareMaxCareGoldCareFleetCare
Technical AssistancePremiumPremiumPremiumPremiumPremium
Factory Repair

Standard Services + Customized Menu:
 Onsite Calibration and Training, FAE days,
Custom Engineering or Software Subscriptions

Priority Service
Self-paced Training

5 Year Battery and Bag Coverage *

 
Factory Calibration 

Accessory Coverage

  
Express Loaner  

* 5-year plans only; if applicable


Care Support Plan - MAP

ProductRecommended Plan (Part Number)BronzeCare
BronzeCare
SilverCare
SilverCare
MaxCare
MaxCare
Why calibrate?
MAP (Mainframe/Module)Silver-5Bronze-4
Bronze-5
Silver-4 
Silver-5
no

Why calibrate this product?
What are the common issues?

MAP Matrix Switch (OST, OSM, VST)Bronze-5

Bronze-2
Bronze-3
Bronze-4
Bronze-5

nono

Why calibrate this product?
What are the common issues?

MAP Tunable Source (mTLS)Silver-5Bronze-2
Bronze-3
Bronze-4
Bronze-5
Silver-2
Silver-3
Silver-4
Silver-5
no

Why calibrate this product?
What are the common issues?


Ordering VIAVI Care Plans

To order a VIAVI Care Plan, request the following part numbers in your service plan quote from the table below. Your care plan will be sold in annual increments.

BronzeCare
(Part Numbers)

BronzeCare
SilverCare
(Part Numbers)

SilverCare
MaxCare
(Part Numbers)

MaxCare
Years Serviced
Bronze-2Silver-2 First 2 Years
Bronze-3Silver-3MaxCare-3First 3 Years
Bronze-4Silver-4 First 4 Years
Bronze-5Silver-5MaxCare-5First 5 Years
FleetCare
FleetCare

FleetCare plans can be customized to include any service entitlements

  • Any collection instruments with a single coterminous renewal date
  • Each contract is customized with any number of annual terms required by the customer
  • Onsite Calibration, Training, Field Application Engineer days can be added

Repair & Calibration

Our products live in rugged environments for over 10 years with 1000s of test connect/disconnect cycles.  We will be there to support you to ensure components that require maintenance like connectors, batteries, and software updates to ensure you are ready to test accurately for years to come. We apply factory procedures that use fast, automated calibration and functional verification, maintenance using OEM parts and the application of all engineering change orders and software updates. Services are available through contract Care plans, FleetCare or per incident as requests. 

Top 4 Reasons to Choose VIAVI for Your Repair and Calibration Needs:

  • Minimize business disruption
  • Budget
  • Measurement Accuracy and Product Reliability
  • Measurement Compliance, TL9000 certification and OEM Standards

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How to Get Started

Interested in a product demonstration? Contact us for more info, receive a price quote, or find out how to buy.