June 11, 2002 --Multiplex, Inc. (South Plainfield, NJ) announced that it has joined the multi-source agreement (MSA) that establishes industry standards for 10-Gbit/sec surface-mount optical receivers. Agere Systems and Nortel Networks originally announced the MSA in March 2002. Multiplex is among four companies that have joined this MSA, bringing its total to six members.
Multiplex currently offers a full product suite of high-sensitivity receivers for current and next-generation optical networks that includes single and differential outputs, digital and analog versions, and options for 12.5 Gbits/sec and low optical signal-to-noise ratio applications.
"Multiplex is pleased to be a part of this important MSA," said Daniel Gay, Multiplex's director of marketing. "We have long felt that the industry was in need of a new set of standards for 10-Gbit/sec receivers. This agreement will prove to be beneficial to receiver manufacturers and users alike."
Multiplex develops high-end, active photonic components and transponders for end-to-end telecommunications applications Product offerings include 10-Gbit/sec high-sensitivity photoreceivers; 10-Gbit/sec high-speed electro-absorption modulated lasers (EMLs); high-power 980-nm pump lasers; ultra-high-power pump combiners; 10-Gbit/sec tunable EML transmitters; and 10-Gbit/sec transponders. The company's Web site is www.multiplexinc.com.