Albis Optoelectronics launches 10-Gbit/sec ROSAs at OFC 2004

February 19, 2004 Rueschlikon, Switzerland-- Albis Optoelectronics AG, the privately held Swiss manufacturer of high speed, InP-based optical components, today announced the availability of the PX625A, a 10-Gbit/sec receiver optical subassembly for 1270 to 1620-nm optical communications.

February 19, 2004 Rueschlikon, Switzerland-- Albis Optoelectronics AG, the privately held Swiss manufacturer of high speed, InP-based optical components, today announced the availability of the PX625A, a 10-Gbit/sec receiver optical subassembly for 1270 to 1620-nm optical communications. This six lead, high sensitivity, low-cost coaxial module has differential ouputs and is well suited as a basic building block for short- to long-reach SDH/SONET OC-192, 10 Gigabit Ethernet as well as 10 Gigabit Fibre Channel applications. Based on the industry standard TO-46 package, the receiver subassembly is designed to fit into all major form factors including XFP, X2, XPAK and XENPAK.

"The PX625A offers outstanding pin-TIA receiver performance with a record sensitivity of -20 dBm and a low power dissipation of only 130 mW. This uncooled device can be used in harsh environments where operating temperatures can range up to 85ºC without any performance degradation. Compared with pigtailed special hybrids, our ROSAs enable a major cost break-through for high-end 10-Gbit/sec optical transport applications," says Daniel Lauchenauer, program manager for ROSAs.

Assembled inside a high frequency optimized TO-46 package, an InGaAs PIN photodiode manufactured in-house by Albis Optoelectronics and a state-of-the-art silicon TIA, achieve a sensitivity of -20 dBm, an output voltage swing of 400 mVp-p and a dynamic range of 20 dB. With an operating voltage of 3.3 V, the subassembly has a power dissipation of only 130 mW, an industry record.

"Our 10-Gbit/sec coaxial module breaks with today's performance standards for coaxial receivers and sets a new price/performance milestone. It allows transceiver manufacturers to use our highly successful 10-Gbit/sec photodiodes on a plug-and-play basis. This product again shows the commitment of Albis Optoelectronics to offer high quality components that help drive down development time and cost for high performance transceivers" adds Vincent Grundlehner, vice president of sales and marketing.

Sampling of the PX625A in TO-CAN packages begins immediately with large volume quantities available starting May 2004. The ROSA version incorporating an LC receptacle is available according to customer design and layout specifications. In addition, Albis Optoelectronics offers a ready-to-use evaluation kit for an easy assessment of module performance. Besides the PX625A, Albis Optoelectronics also announces the availability of coaxial receiver subassemblies for 2.5-Gbit/sec applications. The company's entire ROSA product line will be on display starting February 24th in booth 4553 at the OFC 2004 in the West Exhibit Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center.

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