Stratos International announces CWDM optical transceivers in the SFP form factor

22 December 2003 Chicago Lightwave--Stratos International is announcing high performance optical transceivers based on coarse WDM. Housed in high density, industry standard small form-factor pluggable (SFP) packages, the devices feature an avalanche photodiode detector, which allows for transmission distances to 80 km.

22 December 2003 Chicago Lightwave--Stratos International is announcing high performance optical transceivers based on coarse WDM. Housed in high density, industry standard small form-factor pluggable (SFP) packages, the devices feature an avalanche photodiode detector, which allows for transmission distances to 80 km.

Currently available for SONET OC-48 / SDH STM-16, these transceivers are rated to 2.67 Gbits/sec to accommodate forward error correction applications. They are offered with distributed feedback lasers and are available in eight wavelengths: 1470 nm, 1490 nm, 1510 nm, 1530 nm, 1550 nm, 1570 nm, 1590 nm and 1610 nm.

All Stratos SFP CWDM models provide support for SFF 8472 Digital Diagnostic Monitor functionality. This allows real-time access to device operating parameters such as transceiver temperature, laser bias current, transmitted optical power, received optical power and transceiver supply voltage. Stratos also offers an evaluation board for these CWDM transceivers. The evaluation board allows a designer to run test traffic and verify performance while providing access to digital diagnostic monitor information through an easy-to-use Windows interface.

Pricing for Stratos International's CWDM SFP transceivers varies widely, depending on specific product chosen, options specified, and quantities ordered.

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