TriQuint to debut XFP 10-Gbit/sec transceivers at ECOC

August 31, 2004 Breinigsville, PA--TriQuint Optoelectronics, a provider of active optical component and module technology, today announced the availability of XFP MSA compliant 10-Gbit/sec transceivers for SONET/SDH 40-km (short haul) and 80-km (long haul), as well as 10 Gigabit Ethernet 40-km(extended reach) applications.

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August 31, 2004 Breinigsville, PA--TriQuint Optoelectronics, a provider of active optical component and module technology, today announced the availability of XFP MSA compliant 10-Gbit/sec transceivers for SONET/SDH 40-km (short haul) and 80-km (long haul), as well as 10 Gigabit Ethernet 40-km (extended reach) applications. These new transceivers utilize TriQuint's EML optical engines. The modules will debut at the 30th Annual European Conference & Exhibition on Optical Communication (ECOC) in Stockholm, Sweden, September 6-8.

"Our customers can now purchase 40-km and 80-km XFP transceivers from one of the industry's long standing suppliers, thus reducing supply chain risk," said Ray Aubert, product marketing manager, TriQuint Optoelectronics. "TriQuint has been a well-recognized, leading supplier of EML engines which are incorporated into these products. This allows TriQuint to offer XFPs with highly superior performance."

The 10-Gbit/sec XFP transceivers utilize TriQuint's Qube optical engines, which are form-factor 'agnostic' and can be used in any small form factor (SFF) 2.5- and 10-Gbit/sec pluggable transceiver, as well as SFF 300-pin transponders. The new transceivers are designed for use in network transmission systems and operate at SONET OC-192 standard and forward error correction (FEC) rates, while for SDH, they operate at STM-64 standard and FEC rates, according to the ITU-T G.959.1 and G.691 standards. For high-speed data communications, the transceivers can operate at both 10 Gigabit Ethernet and Fibre Channel according to the IEEE 802.3ae standards.

Both the 40-km and 80-km XFP transceivers use TriQuint's new 10-Gbit/sec optical engines that are based on the company's proprietary planar packaging technology, which allows integration of increased functionality such as internal drivers and differential data inputs. The cooled TQube 1000 engine and a PIN receiver, the RQube P1000, are used in the NLX40, the 40-km XFP transceiver. The cooled TQube 1000 engine and an APD version, the RQube A1000, are used in the NLX80 XFP to provide transmission up to 80 km.

TriQuint's XFPs offer low power dissipation (under 4 watts) at 70ºC case temperature. Receiver sensitivity for the NLX80 80km (G.959.1 P1L1-2D2) XFP is -26 dBm (or better) - performance. Datasheets for the NLX-type 10-Gbit/sec XFP MSA compliant transceivers are available.

Samples are shipping now to select customers, and TriQuint expects full production to ramp in 1Q05.

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