Optical Switches

Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Compact Optical Switch suits non-contact switching environments.

April 1, 2015

Integrating GaAs IR LED emitter, silicon NPN phototransistor, and photosensitive receiver optimized for short distances, ITR1201SR10A/TR reflective type opto interrupter offers cut-off visible wavelength of below 700 nm. Double molding manufacturing process results in smooth surface that promotes reliability. With flat, 1.5 mm profile, reflective sensor offers stable collector current and is suited for use in printers, copiers, and scanners as well as non-contact switching environments. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics

Optical Matrix Switch cross connects up to 192 x 192 fiber ports.

March 2, 2012

As fully non-blocking, all-optical, single-mode fiber cross-connect for up to 192 x 192 fiber ports, Series 6000 Optical Matrix Switch exhibits less than 1 dB typ optical loss. DirectLight® beam-stearing optical switch technology allows optical connections to be established with or without light on fiber; supports transparent, protocol-agnostic connections; and can switch bi-directional and transient signals. Modular design allows symmetric and asymmetric matrix configurations. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics

Fiber Optic Switches are designed for test systems.

December 9, 2011

Available for single-mode or multimode fiber-optic connections, N7731A dual 1x4 optical switch and N7734A 1x13 optical switch promote effective optical transceiver manufacturing tests as well as efficiency in optical component and cable verification. Optical switches can be used in fiber-optic test systems to automatically route optical signals or in automated test equipment to provide repeatability and promote throughput by supporting parallel measurements on multiport devices. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics

Optical Switching Blade supports applications to 100 Gbps.

March 25, 2011

Designed to operate in UCS 3900 chassis, O-Blade uses 3D MEMS-based optical switch supporting 96 ports of non-blocking, any-to-any optical connectivity. Unit can be managed locally or remotely through HorizON management software. Featuring less than 5 nsec latency, O-Blade supports all optical protocols and speeds, including 16 Gbps Fibre Channel and 40 and 100 Gbps Ethernet devices. In addition, all-photonic solution optimizes connections without need to constantly perform dithering. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics

Slotted Optical Switch features low-profile design.

October 7, 2010

Model OPB200 optically-triggered switch contains 890 nm infrared LED and phototransistor paired in 0.200 x 0.320 x 0.400 in. opaque plastic housing. When no object is present in slot, output phototransistor conducts current to maintain circuit, and when object enters slot, output switches to off state to interrupt circuit. Forward voltage is 1.7 V at IF of 200 mA, with reverse current of 100 µA at VR of 2 V. Operating temperature range is from -40 to +85°C. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics

Rackmount Fiber Switch targets 10 Gb laser applications.

August 19, 2010

Rackmount QuickSwitch® Model 6297 Optical Multimode 3 LC Duplex A/OFFLINE/B switch with serial remote utilizes MEMS-based mirror/prism technology that supports Gigabit data rates, and allows access from single computer to any 1 of 2 separate fiber optic networks. Unit features local pushbutton control, and rear-panel DB9 female connector in switch accepts ASCII RS232 serial data commands for remote control and monitoring. Device turns to OFFLINE position before switching to A or B. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics

Multi-Mode Optical Switch provides port count up to 1 x 16.

June 1, 2010

Qualified to Telcordia GR-1221, Multi-Mode Optical Switch features MEMS technology and is made with multimode 50 or 62.5 µm core fiber. Unit consumes less than 700 mW of electrical power when controlled with I2C or RS-232, or 1.5 W when controlled via TTL. Packaged in 90 x 55 x 12.5 mm housing, switch withstands shock and vibration, temperature cycling, damp heat, and dry heat, making it suitable for military and avionics customers. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics

Slotted Optical Switch is offered in right angle package.

May 4, 2010

OPB920xZ Series non-contact optical switches feature 890 nm wavelength infrared LED with power dissipation of 100 mW, max forward current of 40 mA and max forward voltage of 1.7 V. Reverse DC voltage is 2 V, with reverse current of 100 µA. Output Photologic® sensor features supply voltage of 18 V and power dissipation of 200 mW. Operating temperature for optical switches ranges from -40°C to +70°C. Output configurations includes TTL totem pole and TTL open collector. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics

MEMS Optical Switch uses 50 µm core fiber.

April 22, 2010

Packaged in 25 x 16 x 8.5 mm housing, MEMS Optical Switch consumes less than 170 mW of electrical power and offers port counts from 1 x 2 up to 1 x 8, allowing multi-mode optical switch systems suited for military and defense applications. Port count can be controlled via TTL or I2C. Based on Telcordia GR-1221-qualified platform, switch survives shock and vibration, temperature cycling, damp heat, and dry heat. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics

Fiber Optic Switch suits FTTH and PON monitoring systems.

March 25, 2010

Delivering fast switching time, high port count MEMS 1x56 optical switch features internal MEMS components, which meet Telcordia GR-1221 standards. Compact switch is suited for 1xN optical switching for port sizes between 1x25 to 1x56 with single mode fiber. Optical switches with port counts up to 1x128 are also available for FTTH monitoring solutions. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Optical Backbone Switch brings intelligence to network.

January 27, 2010

Designed to transport IP traffic, 1870 Transport Tera Switch is based on proprietary chip, which allows universal switching at 1 Tb/s of any traffic mix on single chip. Product scales as high as 4 Tb/s and is hardware-ready to support 8 Tb/s. Supporting multiple transport networking options, including Carrier Ethernet and SONET/SDH, switch offers GMPLS/ASON control plane intelligence for added-value applications such as advanced restoration, resource virtualization, and cross-layer automation. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics

Latching Switches are suited for optical network applications.

October 1, 2008

LS, LH, and LX Series Latching Switches require zero power to maintain optical signal connection and less than 7 W of electrical power to reconfigure any path. LH series provides hitless, strictly non-blocking matrix switching, LS series provides re-arrangably non-blocking matrix switching, and LX series provides low loss, fixed express connections with ability to interrupt those connections to insert test equipment or to redirect specified paths to alternate fibers. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics

Switch offers non-contact interruptive object sensing.

July 28, 2008

Series OPB420 slotted optical switch has 880 nm wavelength infrared LED and phototransistor housed in right angle package that allows for opaque object to block light beam from multiple directions, including X-, Y-, and Z-axes. It features 2 Vdc reverse voltage, reverse current of 100 mA, and operating temperature range of -40 to +85°C. Electrical performance of output phototransistor is characterized at collector-emitter voltages of 24 and 30 V and power dissipation of 100 mW. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Optical Switch aids in DWDM network traffic management.

February 28, 2008

Nano wavelength selective switch (WSS) enables development of dense, highly integrated optical solutions able to manage traffic in DWDM networks. Along with ability to support traffic in network nodes requiring greater than 2 dimensions, optical switching solution provides colorless routing and switching, or ability to direct wavelengths in several directions. It measures 100 x 75 x 18 mm and will support network data rates for 10 GB/sec (10G) to 40G and beyond. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Network Optical Switch Module protects optical layer.

February 28, 2008

Model N-OSM is designed for OEM integration into optical transport and switching systems. It features dedicated RS232 serial interface for matrix switch over in less than 10 msec. Module measures 16 x 16 and supports integration onto 6U card form factor. Switch is bi-directional, fully non-blocking, bit rate independent, and is available in both standard and extended packaging. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics

Optical Touch Switch comes with PhotoMOS outputs.

November 19, 2007

Offering zero force replacement for mechanical push buttons, Model SUNX SW-101 features fully configurable operation indicators that provide visual feedback to operation with respect to process status. Ergonomic design allows for multiple mounting configurations to achieve optimum application coverage. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Optics & Photonics

Switching Multiplexer offers 8 and 16 way MUX configurations.

November 5, 2007

Housed in compact 1U high form factor, Models 60-850 (single mode) and 60-851 (multimode) optical switching multiplexers are suited for use in rack mounted applications. All optical connections are provided on front panel, and include captive dust covers to protect connectors when they are not in use. LXI Class C compliant interface allows units to be remotely controlled via its Ethernet port through web browser or by programmatic interface. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics

Optical Liquid Level Switches offer point level detection.

October 29, 2007

OLP series of miniature optical liquid level switches measure the presence or absence of liquid in applications such as medical equipment, HVAC, compressors, hydraulic reservoirs, machine tools, and leak detection. They feature solid state technology with no moving parts and are available with analog, digital, as well as transistor outputs for switching currents up to 500 mA. Miniature plastic polysulphone housings provide media compatibility. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics

Transport Service Switch provides 5 Gbit/s operation.

October 18, 2007

Part of Mobile Evolution Transport Architecture, Model 1850 offers flexible backhaul to networks in transition from TDM traffic mix to packet traffic mix. Because it has modular, hybrid architecture, operators can support TDM-based mobile traffic in present mode of operation, migrate to circuit emulation over pseudowire technology, then to Ethernet backhaul, all on same chassis. Environmentally hardened design serves as mobile access transport aggregator at BTS/Node B cell site. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Latching Optical Switch has high-density, hitless design.

September 24, 2007

Compact Latching Switch lets network operators tap and monitor large fiber networks without introducing significant optical impairment. Once configured, unit is capable of maintaining connected fiber paths in presence of vibration and other environmental disturbances without any electrical power or management communications. Switch provides hitless access into as many as 80 traffic fibers, enabling up to 8 simultaneous monitoring ports, for up- or down-stream inspection. Read More