Optical Communication Products Inc. (Nasdaq:OCPI), a manufacturer of fiber optic subsystems and modules for metropolitan area networks and high-speed premises networks, announced the availability of its new Coarse Wavelength Division Multiplexing (CWDM) transceivers with eight-channel capability. OCP is offering eight-channel CWDM transceivers as a more cost-effective means of increasing the transmission capacity of metropolitan area networks.
CWDM uses lasers with wide channel wavelength spacing, typically 20 nm. The wide channel spacing of CWDM means a lower system cost can be achieved, when compared to Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM). This lower equipment cost is the result of a lower transmitter cost (because no temperature and wavelength control is needed) as well as a lower optical MUX/DMUX cost (due to wider tolerance on the wavelength stability and bandwidth).
OCP's CWDM transceivers are available in all the common industry-standard transceiver footprints (1x9, 2x9, GBIC and SFF), and provide eight wavelength channels at nominally 1470 nm, 1490 nm, 1510 nm, 1530 nm, 1550 nm, 1570 nm, 1590 nm and 1610 nm. They are available in a multi-rate format, which allows operation at all the popular line rate speeds from 100 Mbd Ethernet up to Gigabit Ethernet including OC-3, OC-12 SONET/SDH/ATM and Fiber Channel.
OCP designs, manufactures and sells high-performance fiber optic subsystems and modules for metropolitan area networks and high-speed premises networks.