Astronics / EADS / Racal 8800 VXIbus Optical Attenuator Module

Astronics / EADS / Racal 8800 VXIbus Optical Attenuator Module

This Racal Instruments 8800 VXIbus Optical Attenuator Module is used and in excellent condition.

Optical Interface: FC/PC

Our Technician Measured, using a JDS PS3:
• Insertion Loss: < 2.23 dB
• Polarization Dependent Loss: < 0.01 dB

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Astronics / EADS / Racal 8800 VXIbus Optical Attenuator Module

  • Quickly and Easily Removed and Replaced
  • Ideal for SONET Test, Fiber-Optic Component Test, and Fiber Network Monitoring
  • Linear Absorbing Glass Prism to Achieve Precise Attenuation of Optical Channels


The 8800 optical attenuator module brings the advantages of the modular VXIbus architecture to optical systems test. Modules can quickly and easily be removed and replaced for maximum system uptime. These optical attenuator modules are ideal for SONET test, fiber-optic component test, and fiber network monitoring.

The 8800 modules feature a linear absorbing glass prism to achieve precise attenuation of optical channels. This implementation provides highly repeatable attenuation, low polarization sensitivity, low distortion, and high linearity facilitating the construction of highly accurate optical test systems. These attenuators are optically passive and operate independently of data rate, data format, and optical signal direction.

The model 8800 provides message-based operation for ease of use. The 8800 series line includes VXI plug&play support of Win95/NT frameworks.

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