The Multiple Application Platform (MAP) Large Channel Count Switch (mLCS-A1) is optimized for the industry-leading Viavi MAP-200 platform. Based on the previous-generation MAP, the MAP-200 is the first photonic layer lab and manufacturing platform that is LAN Extensions for Instrumentation (LXI)-compliant by conforming to the required physical attributes, Ethernet connectivity, and interchangeable virtual instrument (IVI) drivers. The MAP-200 platform is optimized for density and maximum configurability to meet specific application requirements in the smallest possible foot print.
The MAP Large Channel Count Switch is based on Viavi expanded beam and alignment technologies and exhibits low insertion loss (IL) and high return loss (RL). It is available in single-switch configurations from 1x4 up to 1x50 and dual independent switch configurations from 1x4 up to 1x25.An important element of an optical test bed, optical switches increase throughput by enabling time-saving automation, reduce uncertainty from repeated connector mating, and maximize expensive testers.
- Insertion loss (IL) <0.7 dB and return loss (RL) >57 dB
- Low polarization dependent loss (PDL) 0.04 dB
- Up to 1x50 switch configurations in a single width cassette