Sumitomo Electric develops 40GbE transceiver

SEPTEMBER 22, 2009 -- Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd. is expanding its optical transceiver portfolio with the introduction of a 40-Gigabit Ethernet CFP module for 10-km transmission.

SEPTEMBER 22, 2009 -- Optical components manufacturer Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd. is expanding its optical transceiver portfolio with the introduction of a 40-Gigabit Ethernet (40GbE) CFP module for 10-km transmission.

Sumitomo's transceiver complies with the 40GbE standard under discussion in the IEEE 802 committee. In order to respond to 2010's shortage of transmission capacity due to the rapid growth of Internet service, the IEEE 802 committee has been working on a next-generation standard for 40GbE and 100GbE.

In parallel, Sumitomo Electric has been leading the multisource agreement (MSA) of the next-generation form factor known as CFP with two major optical component vendors.

To meet these demands, Sumitomo Electric has developed what it claims is the world's first 40GbE CFP transceiver for 10-km transmission using a high-speed, four-wavelength CWDM laser diode by applying its own low-power-consuming drive technology and high-density mounting technology.

Sumitomo has started shipping 40GbE CFP samples; mass production is planned for 2Q10. Production will be done at Sumitomo Electric Device Innovations, a 100% owned subsidiary company of Sumitomo Electric. Sumitomo Electric is unveiling its CFP at ECOC 2009, Sept. 21-23, in Vienna, Austria (Booth #658).


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