30 January 2004 Somerset, NJ and Lombard, IL Lightwave -- EMCORE Corp. and Corona Optical Systems, Inc. have reached a cross-licensing agreement for parallel optical transmitters and receivers. The agreement provides EMCORE an exclusive license to manufacture and sell OptoCube 40 parallel optical transmitter and receiver modules. In return, Corona has obtained a license to manufacture and sell EMCORE's Model 9512 12-channel parallel optical receiver and transmitter modules.
Corona's OptoCube 40 transmitter and receiver modules provide full electrical-to-optical conversion in a 13x13-mm package. Each module features 12 optical channels operating at speeds up to 3.35 Gbits/sec, per channel, resulting in an aggregate throughput of over 40 Gbits/sec. With its low, compact profile, OptoCube 40 provides more gigabits per square centimeter than any other module currently available, the companies say. The small size allows system designers to develop smaller, more efficient systems. The devices support standard surface-mount (SMT) manufacturing processes and are offered in pick-and-place compatible trays. The OptoCube 40 modules have a reach of 300 m over standard-bandwidth multimode fiber.
EMCORE's 9512 transmitter and receiver modules also provide an aggregate throughput of up to 40 Gbits/sec over 300 m with full SNAP12 MSA compatibility. The 9512 transmitter and receiver modules also support conventional DC JTAG boundary scan per IEEE 1149.1, and the IEEE P1149.6 AC-coupled JTAG boundary scan.
The primary applications for these modules are distributed optical backplanes, arrayed serial links at OC-48 and higher speeds, and optical ribbon cable for high-speed, logic-to-logic data links. Parallel optical modules are increasingly being used in high-speed computing, data communications, storage area networking, and telecommunications applications.