MARCH 27, 2007 â�� Optical communication components supplier Fiberxon (search for Fiberxon) has announced the availability of industrial-temperature reconfigurable Fast Ethernet/Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) small-form-factor pluggable (SFP) transceivers with SGMII interface. The new products will be showcased at OFC/NFOEC 2007 from March 27-29, in Anaheim, CA, at Booth #1401.
The new industrial-temperature reconfigurable transceiver product line offers extended temperature operation from -40° to +85°C. The products offer a user-friendly programmable I2C interface for reconfiguration programmability. The built-in multirate PCS/PMA enables a "universal port" feature supporting a range of Fast Ethernet and GbE PMD types with the same SGMII electrical interface.
The microcontroller-based design also provides intelligent optical control, enabling standard-compliant optical interface with third-party link partners. The transceivers also exhibit low jitter performance as a result of the integrated design, the company claims. The product family supports 100Base-X only, or dual-rate 100Base-X/1000Base-X for both multimode and singlemode fiber applications.
"Our reconfigurable Fast Ethernet/Gigabit Ethernet transceiver have been well received by leading networking system customers, owing to its unique built-in multirate PCS/PMA PHY, intelligent optical compliant control capability, and SGMII electrical interface," comments Rang-Chen Yu, vice president of Datacom/Telecom PLG of Fiberxon. "The flexibility is valued by our customers and is being deployed in increasing volumes for a wide range of Ethernet networking and service applications. The new industrial temperature capability extends applications to environmentally harsh conditions required by rapid growing optical broadband deployment closer to customer premises."