Sunday, February 8, 2009

EXFO Acquires PicoSolve for 40/100G Oscilloscopes

EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering has acquired PicoSolve, Inc., a private test and measurement company offering optical sampling oscilloscopes for 40G and 100G R&D, manufacturing and deployment applications. Financial terms were not disclosed.

PicoSolve, founded in 2004 by researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, provides ultra-high-speed optical sampling oscilloscopes to network equipment manufacturers (NEMs) involved in the design and production of next-generation optical networks. Network service providers (NSPs) will also require such high-end test equipment for their deployment initiatives.

PicoSolve currently has the only bit rate-independent test solution that can measure such phase- and amplitude-modulated signals with a measurement bandwidth of more than 500 GHz, yielding a sub-picosecond temporal resolution. PicoSolve also brings to EXFO a rich intellectual property portfolio with patents that will be leveraged over time.