Dec. 4, 2001--Oplink Communications (San Jose, CA) today announced the availability of its Integrated Tap Monitor Array (ITMA), a compact, multi-channel power monitor for optical networks.
According to Oplink, its ITMA increases module design efficiency by significantly reducing the number of components required while maintaining performance levels. It integrates the functionality of an optical coupler and a photo detector, while delivering low insertion loss and low dark current with high temperature stability over a wide wavelength range. Oplink�s standard 12-pin package, easily mounted on a PCB, can monitor up to 8 channels, and is designed to deliver optical performance over both C and L bands.
Custom versions of the module with a customer-specified number of channels and TAP rations are also available. Samples of ITMA are currently available, and production is scheduled to begin first quarter 2002.