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What is fiber optics?
Fiber optics refer to any filament that is made of dielectric materials, which guides light, whether or not it is used to transmit signals.
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2001-03-27 Replacing wire with inexpensive plastic fiber solutions
This application note explains the advantages of a low-cost fiber-optic solution and ways to implement it using Cypress Semiconductor's CY7B923/933 HOTLink transceivers.
2002-04-17 Renishaw optical linear encoder has 55m to 10nm resolution
The RGH25F non-contact linear encoder offers resolutions from 55m to 10nm and features a compact readhead that can handle speeds of up to 300mm/s, making the device suitable for multi-axis fiber-optic splicing, joining, and bonding devices.
2002-05-09 REMOTEC integrates Opticomm optical solution into robotics systems
Robotics company REMOTEC Inc. has adopted Opticomm Corp.'s fiber-optic solution, FMV-586-12V, to link remote control stations to its ANDROS robotic vehicles via fiber-optic cable reel.
2007-12-14 Post amps tout LOS or SD for copper, fiber modules
Four low power post amplifiers featuring loss-of-signal (LOS) or signal detect (SD) circuits which are optimized to detect a wide input signal range have been added by Micrel Inc. to its family of post amplifiers.
2003-07-15 Poly-Optical devices support backlighting apps
The company's OptiLine fiber-optic lines are designed for backlighting apps in a variety of portable products.
2003-01-23 Pirelli mini-cables maximize duct utilization
Pirelli Telecom's mini-cable system delivers between 12 and 72 fibers per cable.
2003-03-18 Picolight partners with Pemstar to increase transceivers capacity
Picolight Inc. has collaborated with Pemstar Inc. to enable the former to expand its manufacturing capacity for the Picolight Accelar and Extensus fiber-optic transceivers.
2002-10-28 Photonic laser diodes accept 2.5mm (x) ferrule connectors
Photonic Products' new range of universal adaptor receptacle-packaged laser diodes accept FC, ST, SC and 2.5mm (x) ferrule connectors.
2012-08-28 Penang promises high-speed broadband by 2014
The project dubbed as the Next Generation Network aims to increase the current 4Mb/s connectivity speed by more than 12 times to 50Mb/s.
2002-11-28 OpTun merges with Infineon unit
OpTun Inc. and Infineon Technologies have signed a definitive agreement whereby the latter will spin off its fiber-optic passive WDM R&D unit and merge its activities with Optun.
2000-05-03 Optimizing silicon for SDH applications
Recent advances in personal computing and mobile telephone technology have resulted in high performance semiconductor processes increasing in production volume and decreasing in price. This paper explains how to choose from the processes on offer to best serve the requirements when developing circuits for the fiber-optic communications marketplace.
2003-03-21 Optillion obtains ISO 9001:2000 compliance
Optillion AB has received an ISO 9001:2000 certification for its sales, manufacturing and development operations.
2007-09-19 Optical transceiver targets broad wireless base station market
Avago has unveiled what it claims to be the first optical transceivers for the broad wireless base station market specifically built to support industrial-level temperature ranges and open standards.
2003-04-28 Optical switch exhibits 0.9dB insertion loss
Optiwork (Shanghai) Telecommunication Devices Co. Ltd has released a 1x8 optical switch that exhibits a typical insertion loss of 0.9dB.
2006-10-16 Optical fiber provides versatility
Fiber-optic technology's versatility extends to illumination applications beyond LCD and membrane switch backlighting.
2003-05-21 Optical Cable receives ISO 9001:2000 certification
Optical Cable Corp. announced that its Roanoke, Virginia facility has been re-certified under ISO 9001.
2002-04-23 Optelecom SDI fiber transmission modules conform to SMPTE standards
Optelecom Inc. has announced the release of its SDI fiber transmission modules that accept serial digital data conforming to the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) 259M, 294M, and 305M standards at data rates of up to 360Mbps.
2002-06-11 Optelecom revamps Paragon AV operating unit
Optelecom Inc. is restructuring its Paragon AV operating unit in an effort to reduce operating costs, expand product offerings and integrate the unit into the company's global sales and marketing efforts.
2002-04-09 Optelecom inks distribution deal with White Radio
Optelecom Inc. has signed a distribution agreement with White Radio, the Communication Services Division of Cygnal Technologies Corp.
2004-03-05 Omron laser sensor offers advanced object detection
Omron's photoelectric laser sensor provides advanced object detection, positioning and high-resolution sensing.
2002-03-18 OMM MEMS-based optical switches consume 15mW
The company has introduced a pair of MEMS-based optical switches that operate from 1,290nm to 1,610nm, while consuming only 15?W of power.
2002-06-26 OFS to build cable facility in Beijing
OFS, a designer, manufacturer, and supplier of fiber-optic products, has revealed plans to invest in mainland China.
2003-02-04 OCP acquires Gore optical module assets
Optical Communication Products Inc. has acquired the parallel optical module assets and IP of Gore Photonics.
2001-10-18 OC-48 application note with AMAZON/S3057/S3040 and Sumitomo fiber
This application note describes a Physical Media Dependent (PMD) layer solution for SONET/SDH data transfer with the use of the AMCC S3057 transceiver, S3040 CRU and S4801 AMAZON POS/ATM SONET mapper and Sumitomo SDM7128-XC fiber optic transceiver.
2003-09-30 NTT announces breakthrough in KTN crystals
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. (NTT) announced that they have successfully prepared a KTN crystal that the company claims to have among the highest electro-optic effect reported.
2006-08-14 New techs drive growth in FOTE market
Recovering from their disappointing performance during 2001-2003, the world fiber optic test equipment markets witnessed positive growth in 2004 and 2005, generating revenues of $631.9 million.
2002-03-28 New Focus power meter has 70dB dynamic range
Designed for swept-wavelength measurement of passive fiber-optic components, the High Dynamic Range power meter features a dynamic range of 70dB and offers a high sensitivity level between the wavelength range of 950nm to 1,630nm.
2004-03-16 New Elite eyes funding for R&D
EZ Conn Corp. has acquired Micro Systems' share in fiber-optic component maker New Elite Technologies Inc., according to New Elite CEO Robert Shih.
2002-07-26 Networking component suppliers forge deal in 10Gbps transceivers
Agere Systems, Agilent Technologies, JDS Uniphase, Mitsubishi Electric, NEC, OpNext, Optillion, and Tyco Electronics, have entered into a MSA for smaller form factor 10Gbps pluggable fiber-optic transceivers.
2002-02-15 Nenshi fiber splice closure targeted for outside-plant apps
The GPX210 fiber-optic splice enclosure is equipped with weatherproof housing for outside-plant applications.
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