Stratos Lightwave introduces small form factor dual transmitters and dual receivers

March 15, 2001
Mar. 15, 2001--Stratos Lightwave LLC announces the availability of its new line of small form factor (SFF) dual transmitters and dual receivers for high-performance optical communications.

Stratos Lightwave LLC announces the availability of its new line of small form factor (SFF) dual transmitters and dual receivers for high-performance optical communications. These unidirectional devices meet the growing need for high-density multi-channel optical links in today's increasingly complex routers, switches, and telecom applications.

Housed in an industry-standard SFF transceiver package with two LC fiber optic interfaces, each unit contains either two transmitters or two receivers, and are available in 850nm and 1310nm versions, for any data rate up to 2.7Gbps. Furthermore, a single SFF package can be ordered with two transmitters or two receivers having the same or different data rates, operating at the same or different wavelengths. This flexibility is made possible by Stratos' proprietary modular circuit board design, in which each individual transmitter and receiver is contained on a separate circuit assembly. Not only does this make it possible for Stratos to "mix-and-match" receivers and transmitters; the separate boards provide better electrical isolation and increased noise immunity.

Another benefit of the modular design is that Stratos can deliver production quantities of these dual transmitters and dual receivers very quickly -- regardless of the configuration specified. New, unique configurations using Stratos' single board concept do not require a circuit board redesign, eliminating some of the most time consuming obstacles in reaching manufacturing efficiency.

This flexible design advantage will enable Stratos to add additional products to its new family of multi-channel optical links in the near future, meeting the growing demand for higher-density optical solutions in the increasingly crowded and more complex networking and telecommunications equipment space.

Pricing for Stratos SFF dual transmitters and dual receivers depends on specific model, options specified, and quantity ordered.

About Stratos Lightwave:

Stratos Lightwave LLC develops, manufactures and sells optical subsystems and components for high data rate networking, data storage, and telecommunications applications. These optical subsystems are used in local area networks (LANs), storage area networks (SANs), metropolitan area networks (MANs), wide area networks (WANs), and central office networking in the telecommunications market. For more information, visit www.stratoslightwave.com.