The EdgeAccess T3 fiber-optic modem-model 2345-is a universal chassis system rackmount card with modular, hot-swappable, and interchangeable optical-line-interface modules. This carrier-class system is a chassis that incorporates many technologies allowing for the integration of fiber-optic modems, multiplexers, converters, WDMs, and LAN extension products into one managed system. The product has simple network-management protocol and optically extends standard T3 signals over singlemode or multimode fiber-optic cable, up to 100 km.
Canoga Perkins, Chatsworth, CA, Circle No. 303
This gigabit-ready, fiber-ready line of backbone switches includes the standalone PDC8023Z-24B, the stackable PDC8023Z-M24B/L3+, and the modular PDC8023Z-M6B/L3+. All switches provide a 64-Gbit/sec backplane fabric for mission-critical networks and use a hardware-based Layer 3 switching technology to offer complete IP routing, IP multicast, and QoS functionality. By using a hardware-based routing ASIC, the switch is capable of routing up to 20 million packets per second.
PUREDATA, Irvine, CA, Circle No. 304
The WaveStar OLS is a 1.6-trillion-bit-per-second system that has the capacity to simultaneously transmit 320 million one-page e-mails across the same network. The company is installing and delivering the system with the capacity of 800 Gbits/sec initially. At that rate, a single fiber in a network could transmit the data contained on about 160 CD-ROMS each second. The system includes a combiner/splitter that makes it "terabit-ready," meaning a carrier can double its network capacity to 1.6 Tbits without interrupting service, when its bandwidth requirements call for a capacity boost.
Lucent Technologies, Murray Hill, NJ. Circle No. 305
The G8198 series of InGaAs PIN photodiodes has high-speed response at low reverse voltage, low noise, low dark current, and low terminal capacitance. The features of the series make the product well suited for use in optical-fiber communications applications such as Fibre Channel and Gigabit Ethernet networks. The G8198-01 and G8198-02 have terminal capacitance of 0.6 pF and 0.9 pF, respectively, and both photodiodes have a spectral response range of 0.9-1.7 microns, with peak sensitivity achieved at 1.55 microns.
Hamamatsu Corp., Bridgewater, NJ, Circle No. 306
The PureMode Er 1550C3 is erbium-doped fiber that can be used to extend the bandwidth of a C-band EDFA from 32 to 38 nm-increasing channel-carrying capacity by 20%. The product also offers improved ripple performance, which simplifies amplifier design. The product is manufactured with the company's patented outside vapor deposition process.
Corning Inc., Corning, NY, Circle No. 307
SFF conversion links
These small-form-factor copper-to-optical conversion links are versions of conventional media interface adapters and are plug-in devices for converting communications ports originally intended for copper cable to port ready-to-use fiber cable. The MHDSC series extends the maximum allowable communication distance from 50 m (with copper cable) to as far as 10 km (with fiber-optic cable). The products are high-performance, fully integrated duplex data links for bidirectional communication in Fibre Channel and other datacom applications.
Stratos Lightwave, Chicago, Circle No. 309
The FO7045 incorporates four stripping functions that can be programmed to allow for a variety of stripping combinations. The system processes many different cable types and thicknesses up to a length of 70 mm and an outer diameter of up to 4.5 mm. The product strips the outer jacket, Kevlar, and the buffer and primary coating on the most commonly used singlemode and multimode cables in less than 14 sec. Cable programs can be changed in less than 3 sec without tooling or blade changes.
Schleuniger, Manchester, NH, Circle No. 311
Optical-network test solution
These solutions test 40-Gbit/sec optical networks and comprise two optical modules, the 40-GHz 80C05 and 50-GHz 80C06 models for the company's CSA8000 communications signal analyzer. The modules enable research and development of optical components and network elements for emerging OC-768 and STM-256 standards. The 80C06 module can handle up to 20 mW of average optical power, improving the signal-to-noise ratio of the acquired signal. The 80C05 module provides selectable bandwidths of 40 GHz, 30 GHz, 20 GHz, and 9.953 Gbits/sec.
Tektronix Inc., Beaverton, OR, Circle No. 312
Fiber power meter
The FPM-8210H is a high-power version fiber-optic power meter suitable for component manufacturing test. The product measures up to 1 W of power while delivering a low response to variations in polarization and fiber-end position and critical performance parameters to fiber-optic network-component manufacturers. This level of performance results from an integrating cavity design that uses the same detector cavity port for all measurements, whether through connectors or bare fibers.
ILX Lightwave Corp., Bozeman, MT, Circle No. 315