The A*STAR’s National Metrology Centre (NMC) is the national measurement institute of Singapore, dedicated to advancing measurement science for an innovative and competitive economy
NMC establishes, develops, maintains and disseminates the national measurement standards traceable to the International System of Units, providing key support to a wide spectrum of industry.
Achieving the nation’s highest level of physical measurement through close collaboration with leading national and international organisation.
With a multidisciplinary team of experienced scientists and engineers and state-of-the-art facilities, NMC provides dedicated services to industry partners to meet their specific needs.
NMC believes in working in close collaboration with industry partners, to create values for them and fuel growth for the industry.
NMC and Psiber: Collaboration towards Next Generation Cabling Infrastructure
NMC partnered with Psiber Data Pte Ltd on the metrological development and assurance of one of Psiber’s handheld network analysers. A fast-growing SME focusing on testing and measurement solutions for communications infrastructure, Psiber leveraged on NMC’s metrological expertise and developed a handheld network analyser, WireXpert. The network analyser is used for testing of high speed 40 Gbps and 100 Gbps Ethernet copper cables.
With NMC’s metrological expertise, the collaboration ensured traceable accuracy measurement for Psiber’s handheld network analysers. It also helps to achieve recognition of their quality of results and performance globally. WireXpert was launched in the market in January 2011.
NMC is also working with Psiber to help the company obtain the US Electronics Testing Laboratory (ETL) certification, and contributing to the revision of Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) and ISO standards for next generation cabling infrastructure. The TIA and ISO have strict guidelines on certifying these networks. According to Psiber, the partnership with NMC to achieve this certification will enable the company to be the first in the world to have an instrument capable of certifying 40 Gbps and 100 Gbps Ethernet copper cabling systems.
“One of the biggest contributing factors for the rapid product development was the eco-system for hi-tech manufacturing industries in Singapore. We could leverage a lot of infrastructure and expertise from organisations like A*STAR’s National Metrology Centre in developing this product,” said Mr Ravi Doddavaram, Marketing Director at Psiber. “By harnessing the strengths of NMC’s expertise in measurement technologies, WireXpert has been able to receive international certification from organisations like the ETL, TIA and ISO. Thanks to this successful collaboration with NMC, we are also able to assure our customers that our product is of the highest standard of accuracy.”
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