GigOptix and Covega are interoperable

APRIL 9, 2008 � Optical PMD developer GigOptix and Covega, the Active Products Division of Gemfire Corp., say they have verified the interoperability of Covega's model 10063 lithium niobate (LN) modulator with GigOptix's iT6155 LN modulator driver for 10-Gbit/sec applications.

APRIL 9, 2008 � Optical PMD developer GigOptix (search for GigOptix) and Covega (search for Covega), the Active Products Division of Gemfire Corp., say they have verified the interoperability of Covega's model 10063 lithium niobate (LN) modulator with GigOptix's iT6155 LN modulator driver for 10-Gbit/sec applications.

"We are very happy with the performance of GigOptix's iT6155 with our high-performance modulator," said Jeff Morgan, Covega's senior director of product management. "The MACH-10 063 modulator performs superbly with the iT6155 driven by a 500-mVpp input and allows more than adequate headroom to provide extension ratios of greater than 13 dB with jitter less than 3 psec and a signal-to-noise ratio greater than 22."

"We at GigOptix are very pleased to be able to show our customers how well our iT6155 operates with Covega's MACH-10 063 modulator," said Julie Tipton, GigOptix's vice president of marketing. "Transponder manufacturers are looking to us as independent suppliers to lessen their load by more proactively cooperating together in providing working solutions rather than separate components."

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