September 22, 2005 Berlin Germany -- MergeOptics, a supplier of integrated fiber-optic components and subsystems, has introduced its 10-Gbit/sec XPAK SR and XPAK LR small form factor modules, which the company says are capable of supporting new levels of port density in high volume server-to-switch and storage-to-switch links.
The company says the modules follow the multi-source agreement (MSA) for XPAK, initially introduced in 2002, which specifies small form-factor, power-efficient modules that easily integrate into network equipment, enabling standards-based 10-Gbit links.
The company's XPAK SR modules are capable of transmitting over distances up to 82 m (50-micron) in multimode fiber (MMF) or up to 300 m over high bandwidth MMF. The XPAK LR module is specifically designed for singlemode fiber (SMF) links up to 10 km. The company says the modules' characteristic small form factor and low profile makes them fully compatible with PCI card applications such as 10-Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) and 10-Gbit Fibre Channel network interface cards. The modules are fully compliant with the IEEE 802.3ae standard as well as the Fibre Channel 10GFG Draft 3.5, and comply with EU RoHS environmental requirements.
"By adding XPAK to the company's product portfolio, MergeOptics has accomplished a key goal - to provide a broad range of high quality, leading-edge products that serve a wide range of 10-Gbit applications in the enterprise and SAN markets," comments Dag Neumeuer, president and CEO of MergeOptics.
The products will be on display at the company's stand # 323 at next week's ECOC 2005 in Glasgow, Scotland.