E2O launches 12-channel 30-Gbit/sec Parallel Fiber Optic TX / RX Series

June 10, 2002--E2O Communications Inc., provider of fiber-optic transmission components and modules, has introduced a "pluggable" 12-Channel Parallel Fiber Optic (PFO) Transmitter/Receiver Set.

Jun 10th, 2002

E2O Communications Inc., provider of fiber-optic transmission components and modules, has introduced a "pluggable" 12-Channel Parallel Fiber Optic (PFO) Transmitter/Receiver Set. The new models, EM12T250 (Transmitter) and EM12R250 (Receiver), incorporate the FCI (Berg) 10x10 MEG-Array y-axis connector system and are compatible with the recently announced 12-channel Multiple Source Agreement.

The "pluggable" design allows flexibility in system production assembly and easy field upgrade or replacement, claim company representatives.

The MEG-Array configuration allows the OEM to decouple the attachment of the PFO modules from the rest of its high temperature assembly processes. The receptacle portion of the MEG-Array connector goes through normal solder reflow assembly processes along with other SMT devices. The PFO modules are plugged in during the final stage of production, avoiding harsh conditions of the reflow process. This also adds flexibility in system configuration by simplifying required inventory planning.

These 2.5-Gbit/channel modules are designed for use in applications requiring up to 30- Gbits/sec aggregate throughput. They operate with 50- and 62.5-multimode optical fiber array type cables and use a single +3.3V power supply. They provide excellent immunity to radio-frequency electromagnetic fields by using a metal housing and chassis shield, says the company.

Applications include switch/router connection, inter/intra optical backplane connection, computer cluster connection, computer internal processor connection, and OIF/SONET, VSR.

For more information about E2O Communications Inc. (Calabasas, CA), visit the company's Web site at www.e2o.com.

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