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Zarlink, Agilent partner to create transceiver standard

Posted: 10 Sep 2002 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:transceiver modules? optical interconnections? switches?

Zarlink Semiconductor and Agilent Technologies Inc. have entered into a MSA aiming to create a common standard for pluggable 4-channel parallel optic transceiver modules that offer an aggregate bandwidth of up to 10Gbps.

Known as POP4 (Pluggable Optics 4-channel), the agreement promotes a flexible and reliable system design by ensuring that customers have access to multiple sources for 4-channel transceivers used for high bandwidth, optical interconnections in next-generation switches, routers, and other networking equipment. Agilent and Zarlink will design standardized packaging, optical, and electronic interfaces for their respective 4-channel transceiver modules. Further, the companies also will work to push the POP4 specification into becoming a global industry standard for 4-channel parallel optic transceivers.

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