Agilent launches new SFF transceivers

March 6, 2002--Agilent Technologies Inc. has introduced three small form factor (SFF) fiber-optic transceivers for ATM, SONET/SDH long reach (LR) and intermediate reach (IR) links.

Mar 6th, 2002
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Agilent Technologies Inc. has introduced three small form factor (SFF) fiber-optic transceivers for ATM, SONET/SDH long reach (LR) and intermediate reach (IR) links. The new transceivers, critical transport mechanisms for the communications industry, offer what Agilent claims is industry leading temperature, jitter, and sensitivity performance.

The new transceivers are part of Agilent's METRAK family of transceivers and integrated circuits for metro networks. One of the new transceivers, the HFCT-5942ATL, is an OC-48 (2.5-Gbit/sec) transceiver that supports ambient temperatures up to 85 degrees centigrade. The new device provides network equipment manufacturers with a component solution that operates in high-temperature metro environments.

Two of the new devices are intermediate reach (up to 15-km transmission range) OC-48 transceivers: the HFCT-5942ATL, which provides temperature performance from -20 to 85 ° C, and the HFCT-5942TL (0 to 70 ° C). The third device is the HFCT-5952NL (0 to 70 ° C) long reach (up to 40-km transmission range) OC-12 transceiver.

Agilent's new transceivers, delivered in the popular LC connector format and 2 x 5 and 2 x 10 DIP style package, demonstrate superior jitter performance, delivering ample margin to the SONET standard so designers can increase performance and compensate for other devices within the system. The transceivers have also been designed to provide EMI performance suitable for panel-mounted applications. EMI measurements have demonstrated significant margin to FCCB specifications, so designers can feel confident of passing regulatory EMI system testing, contend Agilent representatives.

The OC-48 and OC-12 transceivers are available in volume quantities through Agilent's distribution partners. The HFCT-5942ATL (-20 to 85 ° C) intermediate reach (up to 15-km transmission range) OC-48 transceiver is priced at $632 in 1,000 piece quantities. The HFCT-5942TL (0 to 70 ° C) intermediate reach OC-48 transceiver is priced at $505 in 1,000-piece quantities. The HFCT-5952NL (0 to 70 ° C) long reach (up to 40-km transmission range) OC-12 transceiver is priced at $443 in 1,000-piece quantities.

For more information about Agilent Technologies Inc. (Palo Alto, CA), visit the company's Web site at www.agilent.com.

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