4/5/00 Lucent Technologies Microelectronics Group (Allentown, PA) is launching a suite of optical transceivers in compact packages for use in high-speed data communications systems.
Called NetLight 2417, the suite consists of four transceivers that are 50% smaller than transceivers a generation ago, meeting the so-called small-form-factor (SFF) multi-source agreement established by six leaders in the optoelectronics components industry. Transceivers under the SFF agreement follow a next-generation industry footprint 0.5 inches wide.
The transceivers allow system designers to fit twice the number of transceivers on the same circuit board. In addition, Lucent's suite of NetLight 2417 transceivers interfaces with Lucent's LC connectors.
NetLight transceivers can be used in communications equipment such as hubs, network interface cards, routers and switches. The devices support Gigabit Ethernet, Fibre Channel, Asynchronous Transfer Mode, and Synchronous Optical Network applications, and use a Fabry Perot laser and photo-intrinsic negative photodetector.