Fiber Optics Industry
Thermal Testing of Fiber Optic Transceivers
Fiber Optic manufacturers test their components to assure these integrated circuit parts will work at temperatures from -40°C to +90°C and beyond. To meet their customer requirements, there are temperature specifications for 40G/100G fiber optic transceivers and CFP2 / CFP4 / QSFP28 Modules. The purpose is to guarantee high speed communication networks work once put into operation within certain temperature environments.
HALT/HASS Testing | 100G – Thermal Profiling Telecom Components – Temperature Test Chamber – CFP2 – Telcordia Testing Standards | Environmental Testing
Rapid Thermal Cycling System
ThermalAir Temperature Test Systems are used for fiber optic manufacturing final test applications in engineering development and production at temperature ranges from -40°C to +90°C to thermal test and temperature calibrate these devices at precise temperatures. ThermalAir TA-5000 rapid thermal cycling system provide a controlled temperature of hot and cold air directly on the fiber optic component and optical modules under test with temperatures ranging from -100°C to +225°C with an accuracy of +/- 1.0C for fiber optic components and optical SFP transceivers.
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Reliability Testing | CFP2 – Accelerated Life Testing – Temperature Testing Optical Transcievers – CFP2 – Testing 40G Optical Transceivers | HASS Testing
Thermal Testing Fiber Optic Components
Commercial SFPs and other Fiber Optic components are designed to withstand temperatures between 0°C and 70°C. Some of RAD’s SFPs are industry hardened versions, designed and tested to operate from -40°C to +90°C at a temperature margin within the set point better than +/- 1.0°C. These and other families of Fiber Optic Transceivers specified temperature ranges may vary according to where the product in which the Fiber Optic Component SFP and others are used.
- Industrially Hardened
- DDM Calibration
- External DDM Calibration
- And More Advance specification requirements
Standard environmental test chambers cannot meet the narrow temperature accuracy margins.
ThermalAir systems produce a hot and cold stream of air directed on the device under test with very precise thermal control, providing a temperature range from -100°C to +225°C with an accuracy of +/- 1.0°C for fiber optic components.
The image to the right shows the ThermalAir
TA-5000 in different temperature test setups.
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There are many internal and external variables that affect thermal performance of pluggable I/O products. Qualification testing for the fiber bundle array assemblies included cable preconditioning testing, repeatability testing of the connector interface, vibration testing, thermal cycling.
MPI ThermalAir temperature forcing systems provide a direct thermal stream of clean dry hot and cold air directly to the part that require thermal cyling tested. Environmental stress screening, temperature conditioning, thermal shock and other temperature test requirements is what the ThermalAir temperature test systems bring to the test.
- Failure Analysis
- Thermal Shock
- Rapid Thermal Cycling
- Thermal Stress Analysis
Fiber Optic manufacturers test their components to assure these integrated circuit parts will work at temperatures from -40°C to +90°C and beyond. To meet their customer requirements, there are temperature specifications for fiber optic transceivers. The purpose is to guarantee high speed communication networks work once put into operation within certain temperature environments.
MPI Thermal rapid thermal cycling equipment is portable and easily moved from one test to another. Component manufacturing companies use our fully self-contained ThermalAir systems to quickly bring their parts to temperature at the test area directly on the unit under test (UUT).
Rapid thermal cycling, failure analysis, and other reliability testing is why MPI Thermal systems are part of the manufacturing temperature test process.
Accelerated Life Testing | 40G – Accelerated Life Testing – Temperature Testing Optical Transcievers – Thermal Testing of Optic Fiber Sensors – Thermal Testing Optical Transceivers | Reliability Testing