JDS Uniphase offers new CATV transmitter

5 December 2003 Anaheim, CA Lightwave -- JDS Uniphase (JDSU) has unveiled the xEMT 2100 Series of 1550-nm externally modulated transmitters for CATV and FTTx OEMs and system integrators. The xEMT 2100 Series includes several performance enhancements that allow network system designers to implement networks with fewer EDFAs and with lower-power EDFAs, thus reducing overall system cost.

5 December 2003 Anaheim, CA Lightwave -- JDS Uniphase (JDSU) has unveiled the xEMT 2100 Series of 1550-nm externally modulated transmitters for CATV and FTTx OEMs and system integrators. The xEMT 2100 Series includes several performance enhancements that allow network system designers to implement networks with fewer EDFAs and with lower-power EDFAs, thus reducing overall system cost.

Compared to existing transmitter designs available in the market, the new xEMT 2100 Series of transmitters offers enhanced carrier-to-noise and distortion performance, adjustable SBS suppression specified for launch powers up to +18 dBm through 65 km of fiber, additional features that enable long-distance transmission, low power consumption, and improved reliability, says the company. JDSU believes these features will provide customers with greater design flexibility as well as additional savings.

"We believe the xEMT 2100 transmitter is ideal for system developers who want a robust transmitter design but do not want the associated research and development investment related to implementing their own design," said Don Bossi, president of JDSU's Transmission Products Group. "At the same time, because JDS Uniphase manufactures optical components for CATV, we are able to design those components such that they optimally interoperate with this and other CATV transmitters."

Models are available for all channel plans, including NTSC, PAL, and CENELEC, and for operation over a variety of link budgets, from less than 40 km to as much as 150 km. The xEMT 2100 Series transmitter is available in a 1RU rack-mount form factor with optional custom front panels.

The xEMT 2100 Series can draw power from either AC or DC sources and uses JDSU high-power CW source lasers and lithium niobate modulators.

The xEMT 2100 Series is available for order from JDSU representatives worldwide.

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