NOVEMBER 17, 2010 -- Advanced Photonix Inc. has announced that a leading OEM telecom systems provider has selected API's subsidiary, Picometrix LLC, to supply its 100 gigabit per second (Gb/s) high-speed optical receiver, the CR-100A, for long-haul communications.
The annual commitment is estimated at more than $5.3 million, with volume shipments beginning in the company's fiscal 4th quarter starting January 2011. The systems provider also renewed its commitment to purchase $1.7M of the company's existing 40 Gb/s design to be delivered over the next calendar year, bringing the customer's total spend in 2011 to $7 million.
"We are dedicated to helping our customers meet the growing need for bandwidth by supplying technologically advanced high-speed optical receivers to deploy advanced fiber optic networks," says Robin (Rob) Risser, general manager of Picometrix and CFO of API. "This agreement with a major tier 1 telecom OEM, a leader in 100 Gb/s deployment, is only one of several design wins with tier 1 and tier 2 OEMs that we are pursuing. We anticipate additional design wins in both 100 Gb/s and 40 Gb/s DP-QPSK products will move to volume production status during 2011, and look forward to a long and rewarding relationship with this key customer in particular."
The new design wins are for 100 Gb/S long-haul communications in dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) systems that utilize DP-QPSK and DP-BPSK modulation. The CR-100A 100 Gb/s optical receiver uses the company's patented photodiode arrays, a complete optical front-end, including 90-degree optical mixer, and high-speed linear amplifiers. It comes in the industry standard CCRx(TM) Multisource Agreement (MSA) form factor, is consistent with Optical Internetworking Forum Implementation Agreement for Coherent Receivers, and supports data rates up to 128 Gb/s. The receiver operates over the entire extended C and L band wavelengths and can be configured with or without an internal polarization beam splitter.