Fiber Optic Communications Labs for Emona FOTEx Add-on Board

The Emona FOTEx add-on board and lab manual provide a complete lab program in the key concepts of the transmission and manipulation of optical signals in a modern fiber optic communication system. The add-on board is fully integrated with NI ELVIS virtual instruments and self contains all required electrical and optical components needed to perform the experiments. The initial chapters introduce NI ELVIS and FOTEx while the subsequent chapters cover digital communication topics. Access to the complete volume of the Emona FOTEx add-on board lab manual is provided upon purchase of the product.
by Emona Tims


  • Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of optical signals in a modern fiber optic communications systems
  • Students will develop a background in the important digitial communcaitons topics of of digitization, encoding, and mulitplexing. 
  • Students will gain a deeper mathematical understanding of fiber optic communcation systesm due to the engineering "modeling" nature of the FOTEx trainer. 


Level University
Topic Fiber Optic Communcations
Style Laboratory
Prerequisite Skills Introductory Physics


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Emona FOTEx Add-on Board

The Emona FOTEx Add-on Board is a hands-on, experimental approach to teaching introductory digital and optical communication topics such as encoding, multiplexing, polarization, and many more.


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