Albis releases GaAs photodiode arrays for QSFPs

MAY 16, 2007 -- Albis Optoelectronics AG, a subsidiary of Enablence Technologies Inc. has started shipping a new line of GaAs photodiode arrays addressing the quad SFP (QSFP) standard.

MAY 16, 2007 -- Albis Optoelectronics AG (search for Albis), a subsidiary of Enablence Technologies Inc. has started shipping a new line of GaAs photodiode arrays addressing the quad SFP (QSFP) standard.

The QSFP (www.qsfpmsa.org) standard defines a highly integrated four-channel optical transceiver designed to provide increased port density and total system cost savings when replacing four standard SFP transceiver modules in Ethernet, Fibre Channel, and Infiniband applications.

The new Albis photodiode offers QSFP transceiver manufacturers a bandwidth of 5 Gbits/sec per channel with each optical aperture having a diameter of 100 micrometer, allowing easy optical alignment. At the same time, the capacitance is 400 fF at bias voltages of 3 V. To allow easy assembly of these photodiode arrays using a variety of different packaging technologies, the chips are designed for wire-bonding as well as flip-chip soldering. In addition to the four-channel version, alternate layouts having eight and twelve channels are also available.

"By releasing these 5-Gbit/sec arrays, the Albis photodiode design library has grown to more than 30 standard devices, available in any required quantity. The continuous expansion of our GaAs portfolio is a clear demonstration of our dedication to the datacom market," states Peter Cairoli, president and managing director of Albis.

"This is the first product introduced by the Albis team since becoming a subsidiary of Enablence Technologies and we see significant opportunities inside the datacom industry for these photodiodes," explained Arvind Chhatbar, CEO of Enablence Technologies Inc.

The photodiode arrays are available immediately with shipments to selected customers already underway.

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