Fiber optic transmission equipment including transceivers & transponders for SFP, SFF, CFP, CXP & XFP: Lightwave


Optical transmission equipment includes transceivers, transponders, and similar modules. XFP, SFP, SFP+, SFF, and QSFP are some of the more popular form factors, with CXP and CFP emerging for 100-Gbps applications. You’ll find product and tutorial information about such modules on this page.


Transmission NEWS & PRODUCTS

Is serial 100G ready for 400 Gigabit Ethernet standardization?


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VI Systems intros 50-Gbps module using 850-nm VCSEL

01/22/2015 Optical component and module supplier VI Systems GmbH has unveiled the V50-850M, a fiber-coupled ...

Champion ONE offers tunable DWDM SFP+ optical transceivers

01/08/2015 Optical module supplier Champion ONE has announced the general availability of new tunable DWDM S...

EMCORE's tunable laser and transceiver lines move to NeoPhotonics as acquisition closes

01/07/2015 EMCORE Corp. (NASDAQ:EMKR) and NeoPhotonics Corp. (NASDAQ:NPTN) announced the close of a deal tha...

Molex OptoConnect optical enclosures simplify fiber mapping

12/18/2014 Molex Inc. says its new OptoConnect Custom Optical Enclosures simplify complex fiber-optic mappin...

MODE-GAP unveils first few-mode fiber amplifier

12/11/2014 MODE-GAP, the European collaborative R&D project investigating space-division multiplexing (S...

Silicon photonics now part of Huawei, imec partnership

12/04/2014 Huawei and imec, the European nanophotonics research center, say they have extended their joint w...

Optowiz intros high-density SFP module for small carrier access networks

12/03/2014 Korea-based optical transceiver supplier Optowiz is introducing to the U.S. market a six-waveleng...

Mobile fronthaul transceiver market 15X greater than mobile backhaul says LightCounting

11/25/2014 With remote radio head shipments forecasted to exceed 6 million units annually by 2019, optical t...

Energy-efficient point-to-point optical transceiver, virtual home gateway are latest from GreenTouch Consortium

11/25/2014 GreenTouch, a global ICT consortium focused on improving the energy efficiency of communications ...

Multilane offers CFP4 test development kit

11/24/2014 Hi-speed test and measurement equipment provider Multilane SAL has added a new range of products ...

Koch to buy Oplink, pair it with Molex, as trade activity raises eyebrows

11/19/2014 Koch Industries, Inc. has reached an agreement through which its Koch Optics Inc. wholly owned su...

100 Gigabit Ethernet optical transceiver market set for growth says Infonetics

11/17/2014 Globally, 10G, 40G, and 100G optical transceiver revenues totaled $1.9 billion in 2013, up 18% fr...

Huber+Suhner buys Cube Optics

10/31/2014 Huber+Suhner, a Swiss-based supplier of components and systems for electrical and optical connect...

TU/e, CREOL researchers reach 255 Tbps over multi-core fiber

10/30/2014 Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in the Netherlands and The College of Op...

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