Multiplex intros 40-, 80-km DWDM XFP transceiver

FEBRUARY 15, 2008 -- Multiplex says its multi-rate module operates from 9.95 Gbits/sec to 11.1 Gbits/sec and is compliant with SONET/SDH, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Fibre Channel, and G.707 OTN standards.

FEBRUARY 15, 2008 -- Multiplex Inc. (search for Multiplex Inc.), supplier of high-speed optical components and subsystems, has introduced a DWDM XFP transceiver for 40- and 80-km-reach metro and long haul applications.

According to the company, its DWDM XFP product line achieves dispersion tolerance up to 1600 ps/nm. The module is fully compliant to version 4.5 of the XFP MSA, consumes less than 3.5W, and is fully RoHS compliant. The multi-rate module operates from 9.95 Gbits/sec to 11.1 Gbits/sec and is compliant with SONET/SDH, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Fibre Channel, and G.707 OTN standards.

The increased bandwidth in the residential and enterprise access space is driving a corresponding increase in bandwidth demand into Metro and Regional networks. The advantages offered to system OEMs by plugging optics in the areas of flexibility, time-to-market, and inventory management are well known. With the OC-48 DWDM SFP already shipping in volume, the 10Gb/s DWDM transceivers in XFP form factor now expand the applications where these benefits can be immediately realized.

"The DWDM XFP product line supplements Multiplex's growing transponder and transceiver portfolio, which includes the 40- and 80-km DWDM SFF transponders," reports Arun Kumar, vice president of sales at Multiplex. "Providing a full complement of DWDM interfaces will enable our customers to optimize network designs for the appropriate price/performance point for any given application," he says.

The 40-km and 80-km reach DWDM XFP is currently sampling and will have general availability in Q1 of 2008.


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