Opticis ships 2.5-Gbit/sec pluggable VCSEL optical transceivers

August 21, 2002--Opticis Co., Ltd., provider of optical extension cables and transceivers, today began shipping its 2.5-Gbit/sec Small Form Factor Pluggable (SFP) LC-type optical transceiver, the M3-250-PAT, to customers worldwide.

August 21, 2002--Opticis Co., Ltd., provider of optical extension cables and transceivers, today began shipping its 2.5-Gbit/sec Small Form Factor Pluggable (SFP) LC-type optical transceiver, the M3-250-PAT, to customers worldwide.

Based on Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VCSEL) technology, Opticis' 850-nm multimode transceivers meet the high speed and low jitter requirements in short-haul applications. The small form factor and pluggable features of the transceiver enable a customer to more efficiently exploit limited space resources within systems and readily reconfigure them in the field, contend company representatives. With IEEE Standard 802.3z compliance, the 2.5-Gbit/sec transceiver serves the emerging markets for InfiniBand, Fibre Channel, and Gigabit Ethernet.

The 2.5-Gbit/sec SFP transceiver owes its performance and reliability to the quality of the design and an in-house manufacturing process, says the company. Opticis also designs and manufactures a low capacitance PIN photo diode, with the effect of lower packaging costs by allowing a wider margin in PIN-PD alignment, which in turn also improves signal quality and reduces jitter. The mechanical packaging is designed for low RFI/EMI characteristics as well as to minimize ESD effects. The components and the transceiver are manufactured using a state-of-the-art GaAs process in a cleanroom environment. The transceiver is assembled and tested by Opticis technicians and then verified and certified to comply with FCC, CDRH, and UL standards. All products undergo reliability testing using extended environmental stress tests based on industry and military criteria.

"With a short foundry lead time and flexible manufacturing, the customer receives the benefits of complete life cycle control," contends Il Kim, chief technology officer and co-founder of Opticis. "This ensures a reliable and consistent product that is not subject to variations resulting from subcontracted technology."

"To demonstrate our edge in the field, we provide eye diagrams with our samples that exhibit the low optical jitter inherent in the design," adds Byeong-Ho Park, Opticis' vice president of marketing and chief operating officer. "Opticis shows the performance features, the reliability, and the right price for design-ins and design-wins."

Opticis is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, with a North American field office in Toronto, Canada. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.opticis.com.

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