SMX-8QM-B Interferometer

SMX-8QM-B is an interferometer for inspection of single and multi-fiber connectors of ST, FC, SC, LC, MU, MTP/MPO, E2000 (PC and APC) types as well as MT, MT-RJ (PC and APC) ferrules in a single scan.

The interferometer features long range manual and short range auto focus with automatic scan range, light weight, compact size, resolution of 1.4 micron and optical magnification of 1.6 ×.

This system requires no external power supply and is powered by a computer via two USB 2.0 cables.

Features

High resolution 2D and 3D surface profiles

Explore surface details as small as 1.4 µm.

Fast measurements

Measure single fiber connector in 0.9 - 3 seconds and multi-fiber connector in 14 - 30 seconds.

Compact and portable design

Make high quality measurements in the field.

Automated inspection software

Measure radius of curvature, apex offset, fiber height, core dip, etc.

Compliance to industry standards

Test per IEC, Telcordia or your own Pass/Fail criteria.

Specifications

System

Measurement technique:
non-contact; Michelson interferometry

Lens:
NA=0.24; reference flatness error < λ/50

Illuminator:
green LED (530 nm)

Field of view:
3.5 × 1.8 mm

Lateral resolution:
1.4 µm

Magnification:
200× (the digital zoom turned off)

Focus:
manual and short range auto

Maximum image size:
2590 × 1940 px

Best suitable for connectors/ferrules (PC and APC):
SC, FC, ST, LC, MU, E2000, MTP/MPO, MT-RJ, MT, SMA

Measurement

Measurement mode:
phase shift and white light

Scanning and calculation time:

Measurement time may vary depending on computer performance and connector end face shape.
1* sec (single fiber)
12** sec (MT12)
* Fast mode, 55MHz (standard connector)
** Fast mode, 48MHz (MT12 connector with small X, Y angles)

Repeatability C.F.*:

*Values calculated from 30 consecutive measurements without interaction on connector between measurements (connector fixed).
ROC: 0.9 % (MT12); 0.04 % (SC/PC)
Fiber Height: 0.8 nm (MT12); 0.1 nm (SC/PC)
Angles: 0.0004 deg (MT12); 0.0002 deg (SC/PC)
Apex Offset: 0.04 µm (SC/PC)

Repeatability C.R.*:

*Values calculated from 30 consecutive measurements with removing and inserting connector between measurements (connector reinserted).
ROC: 1.2 % (MT12); 0.05 % (SC/PC)
Fiber Height: 0.9 nm (MT12); 0.4 nm (SC/PC)
Angles: 0.007 deg (MT12); 0.005 deg (SC/PC)
Apex Offset: 1.1 µm (SC/PC)

Recommended Environment

Temperature:
+20°C… +24°C

Pressure:
700 – 850 mm mercury

Humidity:
5 – 95%, non-condensing

Dimensions and Weights

Dimensions (H × W × L):
92 × 128 × 170 mm (3.62 × 5.04 × 6.69 inches)

Weight:
2.3 kg (5.1 lbs)

Power

Power consumption:
5 V, 0.8 A maximum, charged from PC via two USB cables

System Requirements

Recommended:
Windows 7
Intel Core i5 / Core i7
4GB RAM or higher
Built-in Intel USB 2.0 controller

Accessories

1.25/PC holder

SMX-F-1.25/PC1.25/PC connector fixture for measuring LC and MU connectors with PC end face.
Used with SMX-QS04-B, SMX-7QS-T, SMX-7QS, SMX-8QM-B

MU/APC holder

SMX-F-1.25/APC-MUMU/APC connector fixture for measuring MU connectors with APC end face.
Used with SMX-QS04-B, SMX-7QS-T, SMX-7QS, SMX-8QM-B

LC/APC holder

SMX-F-1.25/APC-LCLC/APC connector fixture for measuring LC connectors with APC end face.
Used with SMX-QS04-B, SMX-7QS-T, SMX-7QS, SMX-8QM-B

 
SMX-F-1.25/APC Ar

SMX-F-1.25/APC-Ar1.25/APC connector fixture for measuring 1.25 mm ARINC 801 connectors with APC end face (with 30° key).
Used with SMX-QS04-B, SMX-7QS-T, SMX-7QS, SMX-8QM-B

1.25/PC holder

SMX-F-1.6/PC1.6/PC connector fixture for measuring 1.6 mm connectors with PC end face.
Used with SMX-QS04-B, SMX-7QS-T, SMX-7QS, SMX-8QM-B

LC/APC holder

SMX-F-2.0/PC2.0/PC connector fixture for measuring 2.0 mm connectors with PC end face.
Used with SMX-QS04-B, SMX-7QS-T, SMX-7QS, SMX-8QM-B

 
LC/APC holder

SMX-F-2.5/PC2.5/PC connector fixture for measuring SC, FC and ST connectors with PC end face.
Used with SMX-QS04-B, SMX-7QS-T, SMX-7QS, SMX-8QM-B

SC/APC holder

SMX-F-2.5/APC-SCSC/APC connector fixture for measuring SC connectors with APC end face.
Used with SMX-QS04-B, SMX-7QS-T, SMX-7QS, SMX-8QM-B

FC/APC

SMX-F-2.5/APC-FC-RSMX-F-2.5/APC-FC-NFC/APC-R connector fixture for measuring FC connectors of type R (key width is 2 mm) with APC end face.
FC/APC-N connector fixture for measuring FC connectors of type N (key width is 2.14 mm) with APC end face.
Used with SMX-QS04-B, SMX-7QS-T, SMX-7QS, SMX-8QM-B

 
MT/APC holder

SMX-F-MTP/MPO-APC-FMTP/MPO APC female connector fixture for measuring MTP/MPO female connectors with APC end face.
Used with SMX-8QM, SMX-8QM-B

MT/APC holder

SMX-F-MTP/MPO-APC-MMTP/MPO APC male connector fixture for measuring MTP/MPO male connectors with APC end face.
Used with SMX-8QM, SMX-8QM-B

MT/APC holder

SMX-F-MTP/MPO-PC-FMTP/MPO PC female connector fixture for measuring MTP/MPO female connectors with PC end face.
Used with SMX-8QM, SMX-8QM-B

 
MT/PC holder

SMX-F-MTP/MPO-PC-MMTP/MPO PC male connector fixture for measuring MTP/MPO male connectors with PC end face.
Used with SMX-8QM, SMX-8QM-B

MT FER/PC holder

SMX-F-MT/PCMT/PC ferrule fixture
for measuring ferrules with PC end face.
Used with SMX-8QM, SMX-8QM-B

MT FER/APC holder

SMX-F-MT/APCMT/APC ferrule fixture
for measuring MT ferrules with APC end face.
Used with SMX-8QM, SMX-8QM-B

 
E2000/PC holder

SMX-F-E2000/PCE2000/PC connector fixture
for measuring E2000 connectors with PC end face.
Used with SMX-QS04-B, SMX-7QS-T, SMX-7QS, SMX-8QM-B

E2000/APC holder

SMX-F-E2000/APCE2000/APC connector fixture
for measuring E2000 connectors with APC end face.
Used with SMX-QS04-B, SMX-7QS-T, SMX-7QS, SMX-8QM-B

 
 
3.2/SMA

SMX-F-SMA/PC3.2/SMA connector fixture
for measuring SMA 905 and SMA 906 connectors.
Used with SMX-7QS-T*, SMX-7QS*, SMX-8QM, SMX-8QM-B

MTRJ FER/PC holder

SMX-F-MTRJ/PCMTRJ/PC ferrule fixture
for measuring MT-RJ ferrules with PC end face.
Used with SMX-7QS-T, SMX-7QS, SMX-8QM, SMX-8QM-B

MTRJ FER/APC holder

SMX-F-MTRJ/APCMTRJ/APC ferrule fixture
for measuring MTRJ ferrules with APC end face.
Used with SMX-7QS-T, SMX-7QS, SMX-8QM, SMX-8QM-B

 

* using fractional field of view

Sample Images

MT 12 fiber connector scan results: Surface 2D View

MT 12 fiber connector Measurement Results: Surface 2D View

MT 12 fiber connector scan results: Surface 3D View

MT 12 fiber connector Measurement Results: Surface 3D View

MT 12 fiber connector scan results: Zoomed Surface 3D View

MT 12 fiber connector Measurement Results: Zoomed Surface 3D View


MT 12 fiber connector scan results: Surface 3D View

MT 12 fiber connector Measurement Results: Surface 3D View

MT 12 fiber connector scan results: Zoomed Surface 3D View

MT 12 fiber connector Measurement Results: Zoomed Surface 3D View

MT 72 fiber connector scan results: Surface 3D View

MT 72 fiber connector Measurement Results: Surface 3D View


MT 72 fiber connector scan results: Zoomed Surface 3D View

MT 72 fiber connector Measurement Results: Zoomed Surface 3D View

MT 72 fiber connector scan results: Surface 3D View

MT 72 fiber connector Measurement Results: Surface 3D View

MT 72 fiber connector scan results: Zoomed Surface 3D View

MT 72 fiber connector Measurement Results: Zoomed Surface 3D View


MT 12 fiber connector scan results: Surface 3D View

MT 12 fiber connector Measurement Results: Surface 3D View

MT 12 fiber connector scan results: Zoomed Surface 3D View

MT 12 fiber connector Measurement Results: Zoomed Surface 3D View

MT 12 fiber connector scan results: Zoomed Surface 3D View

MT 12 fiber connector Measurement Results: Zoomed Surface 3D View


MT 24 fiber connector scan results: Surface 3D View

MT 24 fiber connector Measurement Results: Surface 3D View

MT 24 fiber connector Measurement Results: Surface 3D View

MTRJ fiber connector scan results: Zoomed Surface 3D View

MTRJ Multimode connector Measurement Results: Zoomed Surface 3D View


MTRJ fiber connector scan results: Zoomed Surface 3D View

MTRJ Multimode connector Measurement Results: Zoomed Surface 3D View

ST/PC fiber connector scan results: Surface 3D View

ST/PC connector Measurement Results: Surface 3D View

ST/PC fiber connector scan results: Surface 3D View

ST/PC connector Measurement Results: Surface 3D View


ST/PC fiber connector scan results: Zoomed Surface 3D View

ST/PC connector Measurement Results: Zoomed Surface 3D View

2 fiber SMA connector scan results: Surface 3D View

2 fiber SMA connector Measurement Results: Surface 3D View

7 fiber SMA connector scan results: Surface 3D View

7 fiber SMA connector Measurement Results: Surface 3D View


2 fiber SMA connector Measurement Results: Surface 3D View

M 12 fiber connector scan results: Surface 3D View

MT 12 fiber connector Measurement Results: Surface 3D View