MultiLane Chooses Amphenol Ardent Concepts for 400G Module Compliance Boards

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MultiLane and Amphenol Ardent Concepts are teaming up to provide 400G QSFP-DD and OSFP low-cost, consumable MCBs for manufacturing testing.

The combination of these two innovative products has given the manufacturing test market one of the most compelling MCBs on the market.

MultiLane’s module compliance boards are fully featured, CMIS compliant and low-loss, making them ideal for optical transceiver testing. These boards are now paired with Amphenol Ardent Concepts’ replaceable, multi-channel TR Multicoax Series connectors, resulting in an extremely low-cost, consumable MCB for high volume testing.

The key features of this combination include programming and testing of 400G QSFP-DD/OSFP transceivers and active optical cables. Additionally, it boasts a user-friendly GUI supporting all features defined by QSFP-DD/OSFP MSA. MultiLane’s board is ideal for transceiver manufacturing testing, optical transmitter testing, receiver sensitivity, electrical interface testing, and thermal testing of transceivers. MultiLane’s ML4062-TR (QSFP-DD MCB) and ML4064-TR (OSFP MCB) can also be used in conjunction with ML4066 analyzer boards to enable low speed I2C CMIS testing, in addition to abovementioned capabilities.

Two TR Multicoax Series connectors are needed for each compliance board. This connector delivers superior signal integrity from multiple high-speed analog or digital channels. With a choice of 20 GHz, 40 GHz, or 70 GHz configurations, users can upgrade their connectors as bandwidth requirements on their applications increase. TR utilizes Amphenol Ardent Concepts’ patented solderless technology, encouraging cost savings and reusability across multiple programs.

The combination of these two innovative products has given the manufacturing test market one of the most compelling MCBs on the market. Low-cost, reusability, high density, and excellent signal integrity are incredibly beneficial to test and measurement, and this board provides all of them.

MultiLane will be running a live demonstration of this module compliance board at the European Conference on Optical Communication in Dublin September 23-25 at Booth #481.

Amphenol Ardent Concepts is a leading designer and manufacturer of high performance multicoax and coaxial assemblies, connectors, and sockets used in the development of next generation semiconductors and electronics systems. Our core technology is one of the smallest, fastest, most electrically efficient compression mount connector technologies commercially available. As data rate requirements increase and devices and systems shrink, Amphenol Ardent’s products deliver superior signal integrity in a dense footprint that can be reusable across programs to maximize cost savings.

MultiLane, a leading provider of T&M equipment for production testing, develops instruments and interconnects for 10 to 400 Gb/s data rates. Products include BERTs, TDR, optical and electrical oscilloscopes, optical switch boxes, and a host of MSA-compliant development tools for QSFP28, QSFP-DD, OSFP, and other standards. The company also offers compliance test services and fully automated test solutions. In addition, MultiLane develops high speed ATE modules that fit in wafer-scale automated test systems such as Advantest’s V93K platform. MultiLane’s products are used to test semiconductors, DACs, transceivers, and system blades. More information can be found at http://www.multilaneinc.com.

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