Network Elements announces 10-km MSA 300 Ethernet module

March 11, 2003--Network Elements, manufacturer of 10-Gbit/sec optical networking modules, today announced the MiniPHY-300 10-km module for use in 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10GBASE-LR) applications.

Mar 11th, 2003

Network Elements, a Beaverton, Oregon-based manufacturer of 10-Gbit/sec optical networking modules, today announced the MiniPHY-300 10-km module for use in 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GBASE-LR) applications. The small-form-factor (SFF) module features uncooled 1310-nm distributed feedback serial optics for low power dissipation with performance over a wide temperature range.

Measuring 3.0x2.2x0.5 inch and dissipating less than 5 watts, the 10-km module enables network equipment providers to integrate multiple 10-Gbit/sec channels on a single-slot line card. Integrating multiple channels on a single card reduces the development time and cost of high density systems, key to designing switches, routers, servers, aggregators, and test equipment in the enterprise, metro, and core.

The MiniPHY-300 10-km module provides a 16-bit parallel LVDS electrical interface through a multisource agreement (MSA) 300 compliant connector. The module performs optical-to-electrical and electrical-to-optical conversion; clock/data recovery; de-serialization and serialization, over an operating temperature range from 0°C to 70°C. It is compliant with MSA SFF, IEEE 802.3ae, and OIF SFI-4 standards for easy, configurable integration in a variety of network equipment.

The MiniPHY-300 10-km offers a MSA standard I2C bus with an integrated microprocessor for digital control, in addition to the standard analog monitors and controls. Digital measurement and control provides advantages to analog readings, including increased accuracy and simplified adjustment. Items such as loss of signal, laser temperature, laser bias, and receiver power can be read through user-defined parameters. The 10-km module is available now.


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