Oki Semi's EML reduces size of mounting area by 60%

MARCH 24, 2009 -- Oki Semiconductor has developed an EML with a built-in driver IC for 40-Gbps optical communications.

MARCH 24, 2009 -- Oki Semiconductor (search Lightwave for Oki Semiconductor) has developed the OL5191M, an XLMD-MSA compliant electroabsorption modulated laser (EML) with a built-in driver IC.

Due to the shrinking of 40-Gbps optical communications transceivers, the mounting area for components has been reduced. The OL5191M has an EML and in-house manufactured indium phosphide (InP) HEMT driver IC built into the same package, achieving 60% reduction of the mounting area in a transceiver compared to that using an EML and external driver.

The 40-Gbps EML will be exhibited at Booth #2431 at OFC/NFOEC 2009 in San Diego, CA, March 22-26.

Samples will be available in May 2009 and volume production will start in August 2009.

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