SDL, Inc. announces new micro-amplifier C-band EDFA module for DWDM long reach and metro system architectures

SDL, Inc. announced the introduction of a new product line of low cost, small form factor erbium doped fiber amplifiers (EDFAs) for use in Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) fiber optic transmission networks.

SDL, Inc. (Nasdaq: SDLI) announced the introduction of a new product line of low cost, small form factor erbium doped fiber amplifiers (EDFAs) for use in Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) fiber optic transmission networks. The SDL MA-C series is designed to provide amplification at specific points in the network to increase flexibility in deployments. The company is presently ramping volume shipments of this product to a number of customers.

These micro-amplifiers are well suited to boost individual DWDM channels at the transmitter, as well as pre-amplify signals at the receiver to increase effective distances or to better handle increasing bit rates. The SDL MA-C series can also be used to amplify single channels at an optical switch or wavelength router to compensate for losses effectively making transparent switching possible.

The micro-amplifier module delivers stable and reliable power to meet the temperature requirements in a small form factor package. This enables DWDM system engineers both design and architecture flexibility. The MA-C series is powered by SDL 980nm pump modules that utilize the new high performance SDL 6540 980nm chips.

About SDL:

SDL's products power the transmission of data, voice and Internet information over fiber optic networks to meet the needs of telecommunications, DWDM, cable television and satellite communications applications.

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