July 16, 2002--Multiplex, Inc. is introducing a small-form-factor 300-pin transponder. The MTP203 is compliant with the multisource agreement (MSA) that governs 300-pin transponders. It measures 2.2" x 3" x 0.55". The MTP203 can be used as a transmission link of up to 40 km or more for short- and intermediate-reach applications.
The MTP203 is configured with Multiplex's own base components: An electro-absorption modulated source laser (EML) and PIN-based receiver (with integrated limiting amplifier), plus multiplexing/demultiplexing components. Like its first generation transponders, Multiplex offers variations of the MTP203 to cover the entire spectrum of 10-Gbit/sec applications (OC-192, 10 Gigabit Ethernet and forward-error-correction). The EML source laser is available in 1310 and 1550-nm versions.
Due to the high-performance nature of Multiplex's EML and receiver, the MTP203 offers extremely high sensitivity (typically -16.5 dBM at a bit-error-rate of 1 x 10‾¹² which exceeds the MSA's specs), "clear EML eye" advantage and jitter performance. Multiplex is currently sampling the MTP203, with volume production slated for the fourth quarter of 2002.
Multiplex is headquartered in South Plainfield, New Jersey, and its sales and distributor offices span the globe. For further information visit Multiplex's Web site at www.multiplexinc.com.