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Optical transceiver operates in -40C-85C range

Posted: 30 Mar 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:transceiver? optical transceiver? XFP transceiver?

20Gbps XFP optical transceiver from Fujitsu

Fujitsu Ltd has announced the development of a new 10Gbps XFP-type optical transceiver that's capable of operating over the -40C to 85C temperature range, and at distances of up to 40km.

The XFP type of optical transceiver is the smallest transceiver within the 10Gbps Multi-Source Agreement (MSA) optical module international industry standard, and one notable for having pluggable optical and electrical interfaces. This has made XFP the popular choice of a number of companies developing next-generation 10Gbps optical transceivers.

Conventional XFP optical transceivers have only been able to operate over a temperature range of -5C to 70C. Higher temperatures in modern optical equipment resulting from increasingly compact, high-speed, multiport devices, as well as the need to install devices in environments with harsh temperatures, have created demand for transceivers that are capable of operating in broader range of temperatures.

Key product features include:

? Supports both 9.95Gbps and 10.3Gbps rates in the 10Gbps band
Compatible with SONET and other communication equipment that operates at 9.95Gbps, as well as 10GbE data communications equipment that operates at 10.3Gbps.

? Stable operation in the -40C to 85C temperature range
Control circuitry and an efficient temperature dissipation ability enable these optical devices to operate stably over a wide temperature range, thereby permitting installation in compact, high-speed, multiport devices as well as in outdoor equipment subject to extreme temperature.

? Pluggable design for easier expandability and maintenance
Using its original optical technology and high-density mounting technology, Fujitsu has developed an XFP pluggable transceiver with pluggable optical and electrical interfaces, enabling easy expansion or maintenance of a system without shutting it down.

The transceiver will be available from July 1, 2007.

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