TeraChip is sampling the TCF16X10 single-chip cell-switching fabric, a low-power 15W chip integrating 64x3.125Gbit/s SerDes transceivers in a 0.13µm design.

Switching at 160Gbit/s, the highest available bandwidth density on a single chip, it is the first in a series of fully scalable silicon fabric solutions with bandwidths up to 1.28Tbit/s driven by multiple chips.

Due to memory-based technology, the TCF16X10 is a fully integrated switch fabric that requires no scheduler. The shared-memory fabric switch provides extensive QoS and redundancy. The same fabric supports line-cards from 10–40Gbit/s and beyond.

New Focus' Model 159X DC-coupled 3.5GHz receivers are specifically designed for fast, accurate, waveform measurements across all communications wavelengths in the range 450–1630nm.

The receivers can also measure across multiple protocols, including Gigabit Ethernet, Fibre Channel, XAUI, and OC-48.

The devices come standard with a multi-mode 62.5µm fibre input and either a GaAs detector for wavelengths from 400–900nm or an InGaAs detector for 900–1650nm.

They are well suited for time-domain characterisations of 2.5Gbit/s components and extinction-ratio measurements, as well as frequency-domain measurements.

NP Photonics is sampling its precision Optical Spectrum Analyser (OSA) Engine, which combines its high-finesse compliant-MEMS Fabry–Pérot filter with a high-sensitivity power detector and an on-board wavelength calibrator on a single card.

Designed for integration into handheld optical monitoring instruments and automated optical manufacturing equipment, the OSA.engine enables the development of handheld fibre-optic sensing instruments with accuracy similar to bench-top instruments.

Oplink Communications has quadrupled channel and port capacity for its single- and dual-stage isolator arrays. These are designed into EDFA arrays and offer up to four channels and ports in a single-port-size package.

Features include low insertion loss, high isolation, low channel cross-talk, high return loss and low PDL and PMD.

Oplink Communications says its glass encapsulated micro-optic (GEM) technology offers savings of up to 50% compared to traditional metal-encapsulated packaging.

The micro-optic package design and process technology should cut CWDM costs in half. GEM improves the functionality of integrated CWDM and makes it more economically viable for access and enterprise markets.

Oplink will incorporate GEM packaging into other modules and devices.

New additions to Koncent Communication's collimator series include:

  • epoxy-free 1x4 Collimator Array, for applications including low-density matrix switches, low-density optical filters, isolator array, laser coupling, and signal processing (right); and an
  • epoxy-free Tap Collimator, for applications including isolators, signal processing and channel monitoring.

Kingfisher International's KI 7824 four-wavelength multi-purpose light source for testing both single- and multi-mode fibre systems includes multi-mode LED sources at 850nm and 1300nm and single-mode laser sources at 1310 and 1550nm.

Interchangeable optical connectors include FC, SC, ST, LC, MU, E2000, and LSA. Other features include 190 hour battery life and test tone generation.

Through full cross-connect capability right at the edge, Nortel Network's OPTera Metro 4150 next-generation multi-service SDH platform should enable operational expenditure reductions and speed delivery of new services.

The 4150 is a next generation STM-4 (622Mbit/s) full access, high-port-density multiplexer with a fully non-blocking cross-connect.

"We aim to help our customers create additional revenue opportunities by increasing Ethernet and broadband service delivery into business premises that attract spending on enterprise-led applications," said Brian McFadden, president, Optical Networks.

Santec's OTF-400 high-performance, mass-producible, motorised, compact (62x45x19mm) Optical Tunable Filter incorporates innovative thin-film filter design, comprising a flat-top band-pass filter with 30nm tuning in the C or L bands mounted on a precision motor.

The rotary motion and the miniature filter help to cut size and cost. In the entire operating band, such as the C band, polarisation dependence is less than 0.3dB and it maintains the same sharp top-flat and cut-off characteristics. Insertion loss of 2.0dB is half that of competing products, claims Santec

Agilent Technologies' re-engineered and enhanced 81910A Photonic All-parameter Analyzer is an all-in-one solution which uses an all-optical method in transmission and reflection simultaneously for test and validation of spectral- and polarisation-dependent loss, group delay and differential group delay in devices such as 10Gbit/s and 40Gbit/s DWDM components.

Dispersion measurement traces can be updated at real-time speed to enable on-line process control and adjustment. For measurements over 1475–1620nm, it is available with the 81600B all-band laser.

The 81910A also provides direct access to the Jones matrix data. New software increases ROI by allowing unlimited port testing — essential to cover a wide spread of devices such as couplers, fibre Bragg gratings, thin film filters and arrayed waveguide gratings.

Also, a range of analysis algorithms includes conversion of group delay into chromatic dispersion and differential group delay into polarisation-mode dispersion. A new application-programmable interface (API) allows remote control.

Trend Communications' Victoria Combo multi-role test and measurement platform has a modular, stackable design and is initially for use for fault location, field use, and as a remote probe in SDH, SONET, PDH and T-Carrier networks up to 10Gbit/s.

Separate top and bottom modules allow simultaneous, independent measurements using user-selectable modules locked between the user interface and power sections.

The robust design and field-replaceable batteries make it easy to operate at any measurement point, under any conditions.

The inclusion of both standard and wireless LAN connections allow remote control, via any network, using a standard browser and TCP/IP connectivity. Also, several remote users can control the same unit concurrently.

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