|[January 29, 2013]
TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies and Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs Collaborate to Demonstrate Record-Breaking Optical Signaling
SANTA CLARA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Agilent Technologies (News - Alert) Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced it has demonstrated
the world's fastest complex-modulation optical interface rates. A joint
team from Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs (News - Alert) and Agilent conducted experiments
90000 Q-Series oscilloscopes to transmit data over long-haul
distances at a record interface rate.
The experiments relied on advanced detection systems and data analysis
from Alcatel-Lucent (News - Alert) Bell Labs and on the unmatched measurement
performance of Agilent's Infiniium 90000 Q-Series oscilloscopes to
achieve PDM 16 QAM 1.28-terabit dual-carrier optical signaling.
The joint team synchronized two 63-GHz 90000 Q-Series oscilloscopes and
used them as 4X analog-to-digital converters running at 160 GSa/s. The
bandwidth combined with the measurement accuracy of the scopes enabled
the experiments' success. In addition to the 63 GHz, enabled by RealEdge
technology, the 90000 Q-Series oscilloscopes feature the highest
effective number of bits (ENOB) at more than 5.5 at 33 GHz and the
lowest interscope skew of less than 0.5 ps (standard deviation).
"State-of-the-art research requires state-of-the-art measurement," said
Jay Alexander, vice president and general manager of Agilent's
Oscilloscope Products Division. "The 90000 Q-Series oscilloscope
delivers the most accurate measurements in the industry, and Agilent is
proud to have playeda key role in the groundbreaking research results
Agilent presented a paper at the IEEE (News - Alert) Photonics Society Annual Meeting
last fall, jointly with Alcatel-Lucent, that illustrates the
breakthrough interface technology. The paper explains how teams from
Agilent and Alcatel-Lucent set up and configured the world's fastest
interface rates and transmitted the signals over long-haul distances at
high spectral efficiency. The collaborative experiment between Agilent
and Alcatel-Lucent took place throughout 2012 and culminated in the
paper: "1-Tb/s Dual-Carrier 80-GBaud PDM-16QAM WDM Transmission at 5.2
b/s/Hz over 3200 km."
The Agilent Infiniium 90000 Q-Series oscilloscopes, featuring 63 GHz of
real-time bandwidth, were introduced in April 2012. The Infiniium 90000
Q-Series scopes feature the industry's lowest noise floor, the highest
probing bandwidth, and a comprehensive set of measurement-specific
Additional information about Agilent's Infiniium 90000 Q-Series
oscilloscopes is available at www.agilent.com/find/90000Q-series.
High-resolution images are available at www.agilent.com/find/90000Q_images.
Agilent's complete portfolio of oscilloscopes
is available in a variety of form factors and with bandwidths from 20
MHz to more than 90 GHz. They offer industry-leading specifications and
can be used with a range of powerful applications.
About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world's premier measurement
company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences,
diagnostics, electronics and communications. The company's 20,500
employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had
revenues of $6.9 billion in fiscal 2012. Information about Agilent is
available at www.agilent.com.
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