Tektronix and Coherent partner on optical communications platforms

March 12, 2020 //By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Tektronix and Coherent partner on optical communications platforms
Benefitting new and existing customers, Tektronix and Coherent Solutions have entered into an exclusive partnership agreement to provide fully-integrated optical communications platforms in support of the growing global demand for communications across the telecom, datacom, defense/aerospace, and semiconductor markets.

Together, these two companies will provide fully-integrated OMA systems, using DPO70000SX/DX oscilloscopes from Tektronix and IQReceivers from Coherent Solutions. Capabilities of this optical communications platform include the generation of coherently modulated signals such as 64QAM to address the high-speed communications market.

Complex optical modulation is a critical development path for engineers who are looking for test and measurement systems to support product roll-out for 400G/800G and transmission rates of up to 1TB/s. Tektronix oscilloscopes integrated with Coherent Solutions DSPs will pave the way for engineers to develop coherent transceivers in an efficient process that is both compliant to the current standards and enables them to conduct advanced research beyond the standards.

Andy Stevens, CEO of Coherent Solutions says, “We’ve seen a surge of interest in OMA systems as engineers look to keep up with developments in high-speed optical technologies and also deploying coherent technology in new areas. It’s the perfect time for our companies to align our expertise, and we’re confident the partnership will bring significant benefits to our customers and the wider optical communication industry over the next few years.”

“Tektronix and Coherent Solutions are strongly committed to providing world-leading test and measurement solutions for high-bandwidth optical communications,” says Amy Taylor, GM, Performance Solution at Tektronix. “When coupled, Coherent Solutions IQTransmitter products and Tektronix AWG products create a complete optical communications platform.”


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