Gigabit Optics launches CWDM product range

30 January 2003 -- Gigabit Optics, Sunnyvale, CA, US, has announced the introduction of four new products: Micro OADM, Micro OADM-1, Micro OADM-2 and 4-Channel CWDM Mux/Demux with express channel.

30 January 2003 -- Gigabit Optics, Sunnyvale, CA, US, has announced the introduction of four new products: Micro OADM, Micro OADM-1, Micro OADM-2 and 4-Channel CWDM Mux/Demux with express channel.

These micro-optical platforms enable products with substantially smaller form factors and lower costs, which are ideal for optical networking original equipment manufacturers, the company claims.

"Our focus on advanced integrated photonics has allowed us to supply customers with OADMs and CWDM Mux/Demux products to meet their needs," said Pat Edsell, CEO of Gigabit Optics.

"Due to the small size of our products, customers can to make the necessary upgrades without replacing entire networks thereby minimising costs."

Gigabit Optics' micro-optical platforms are achieved through the use of proprietary manufacturing technology that cuts assembly time, increases manufacturing yields and allows for re-workability. The products are designed for assembling and integrating micro-optical components to create sub-assemblies for use in optical network sub-systems and line cards.

Product Overview
The Micro OADM is a compact single channel add or drop device for CWDM applications, which can be used for metro core, metro access and Enterprise CWDM systems. This OADM is the smallest, least expensive and has the lowest insertion loss of any OADM available on the market today, GO claims. The Micro OADM has the highest degree of isolation - by a factor of two - compared to other OADM offerings.

The Micro OADM-1 is a single channel add and drop device for CWDM applications, which enables add and drop capabilities of any single channel on a CWDM grid. This small device (9x9.2x6mm) serves as an optical express output channel for selected CWDM signals.

The Micro OADM-2, claimed to be "the world's smallest two-channel add and drop module for CWDM", facilitates add and drop functionality on any two channels on a CWDM grid.

The 4-Channel CWDM Mux/Demux with express channel is a suitable product for OEMs that manufacture optical networking subsystems and want to monitor or upgrade a channel.

Further information can be found at www.gigabitoptics.com

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