XFP tranceivers feature extended temp capabilities

March 16, 2006
March 16, 2006 San Jose, CA -- Bookham's IGF-42312 is an "extended temperature" XFP transceiver module that operates between -10°C and +85°C -- a temperature range twenty degrees wider than of standard devices, says the company. 

March 16, 2006 San Jose, CA -- Bookham's IGF-42312 is an "extended temperature" XFP transceiver module that operates between -10°C and +85°C -- a temperature range twenty degrees wider than of standard devices, says the company.

The transceiver supports SONET/SDH SR-1/I-64.1, 10G Ethernet, and 10G Fibre Channel applications up to 10 km, including FEC rates. The company says the module is the first of a series designed to enable increased port density in networking equipment while avoiding the resulting thermal challenges.

The module has surpassed a 1000-hour interim phase of the Telcordia GR-468-CORE requirements for reliability in optoelectronic devices used for telecommunications and is now shipping "under controlled availability." 

"Bookham's extended temperature XFP modules allow our customers to increase their port count without having to worry about the thermal ramifications," maintains Eugene Park, product line manager of pluggable transceivers at Bookham. "Higher density translates to a lower cost-per-port solution for their customers."

Recently, Bookham also announced completion of Telcordia GR-468-CORE qualification testing for two 40-km XFP transceiver products designed for metro carrier, enterprise, and storage networking applications. The IGF-32511 is a multi-protocol 1550-nm transceiver that supports SONET/SDH IR-2/S-64.2b, 10G Ethernet, and 10G Fibre Channel applications. The IGF-17511 is a 1550-nm transceiver used exclusively for 10G Ethernet applications which meets the 10GBASE-ER/EW specification. Both hot-pluggable XFP MSA transceivers are currently shipping in volume.