OptoNest to offer MPO attenuator and MPO attenuation loopback device

OptoNest Corp. of South Korea says that a pair of newly developed devices, an MPO attenuator and an MPO attenuation loopback device, are ready for introduction. The company expects to begin mass production of the devices next month and display them at OFC March 22-24, 2016 in Anaheim, CA.

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OptoNest Corp. of South Korea says that a pair of newly developed devices, an MPO attenuator and an MPO attenuation loopback device, are ready for introduction. The company expects to begin mass production of the devices next month and display them at OFC March 22-24, 2016 in Anaheim, CA.

The MPO attenuator is designed to evenly attenuate optical signal power across all channels in 40/100G parallel optical transmission and other applications that use MPO fiber-optic connectors. While the conventional approach to attenuation in MPO applications requires that independent attenuators be connected to each channel, a process OptoNest asserts is inefficient, the MPO attenuator device will significantly simplify network design, according to the company.

Meanwhile, the MPO attenuation loopback device targets network and optical link testing requirement in similar 40G/100G fiber-optic networks. The device provides more accurate and broad-ranged (0 ~ 20 dB) attenuation than competitive MPO loopback options, OptoNext asserts.

Both products are RoHS compliant, the company adds.

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