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Scintera offers an alternative to DCF, amplification equipment

Posted: 20 Jun 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:scintera? semiconductor solution? semiconductor? high-speed communications? dispersion compensation fiber?

Scintera Inc., a provider of advanced signal processing semiconductor solutions for high-speed communications, announced an alternative to dispersion compensation fiber (dcf) and amplification equipment for service providers.

A member of the company's Gigabit Signal Processor (GSP) family, the new SCN5028 Electronic Dispersion Compensation Engine (EDCE) promises to save additional costs by enabling increased data transmission rates of up to 11.5Gbps and by extending connection distances to over 120km on existing single-mode fiber (SMF). The SCN5028 automatically adapts to different line conditions without a requirement for feedback from Forward Error Correction (FEC) circuits.

Designed to suit all module form factors from 300-pin MSA to XFP, the low power (<600mW) EDCE device provide a 9.9Gbps to 11.5Gbps performance in a small 5-by-5mm footprint. "The SCN5028 EDCE solution enables customers to extend the range of existing optics, improve interoperability or to utilize lower grade optics," shared John Monson, Scintera's VP of Marketing. "While others are just announcing samples, Scintera has leveraged its EDC experience into the production product by sampling into the metro market over the last year."

The SCN5028 EDCE Metro device compensates for the effects of laser chirp and low grade optics. It corrects degraded signals, which are unusable, to enable error-free data transmission. This new product also requires no changes to protocols, no training sequence, and no transmission changes. It is fully blind adaptive, protocol agnostic and complies with 10G Ethernet and OC192 SONET standard-based solutions.

Packaging and availability

Already available, the SCN5028 EDCE device is packaged in 5-by-5mm, 32-pin QFN package. Pb-free packages are now sampling.

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