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Bookham offers XFP-E tunable pluggable transceiver

Posted: 23 Sep 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:transceiver? format XFP-E? pluggable tunable?

Bookham Inc. has launched a high performance full band tunable pluggable transceiver in the XFP-E format. The product, TL8500, is targeted at long haul links and metro/regional networks at rates up to 11.3Gbit/s.

The XFP-E format is an industry recognized MSA, and by adding full band tunability Bookham can now offer customers a 'universal' 10Gbit/s transceiver with the following qualities:

? Density: maximum faceplate density for all links, including high performance long haul

? Flexibility: for 'pay as you grow' capability and in-service accessibility

? Reliability: Utilizing field proven technology

? Security: MSA format for ease of procurement

? Economy: Highly competitive compared to alternative technologies and formats

The module is underpinned by the fully Telcordia qualified Bookham indium phosphide Mach Zehnder (InP MZ) modulator and DSDBR laser, the key building blocks of the Bookham range of high performance tunable modules.

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