iPhysicist develops EDFA with remote management

Israeli technology R&D company iPhysicist Ltd. has developed a new erbium-doped fiber amplifier (EDFA) with an interface that enables remote management and full control of the device via the Internet.

Israeli technology R&D company iPhysicist Ltd. has developed a new erbium-doped fiber amplifier (EDFA) with an interface that enables remote management and full control of the device via the Internet.

IPhysicist says its new optical amplifier makes it possible to receive information in real time about the amplifier state, as well as information about the different work modes of the different channels passing through the device.

The product is the latest in iPhysicist’s portfolio of optical amplification subsystems. The EDFA can be fully customized and adapt to customer's requirement, including the customer’s logo.

Both booster and pre-amp are fixed-gain EDFA devices. iPhysicist's engineers have designed them in one module, sharing one electrical control to maximize functionality. The booster amplifier has an output of 23 dBm while the pre-amplifier has an output of 5 dBm.

The design can be extend to 40 channels upon customer demand. It has two power supplies (AC/DC inputs) working on load sharing. The communication ports include RS-232 and RJ-45. RS-232 is for serial communication, and RJ-45 is for the Internet, SNMP, CLI, telnet, or SSH. The subsystem features integrated interfaces with auxiliary optics such as VOA, DCM, mux/demux, etc.

“The web-managed modular remote-control EDFA can be a key building block in system and subsystem applications where a compact, low-power footprint is required, such as ROADMs and 40G transmitters and receivers,” said Sharon Sade, CTO at iPhysicist. “Our history of designing optical subsystems has allowed us to shrink the size and power while not compromising quality or performance.”

The new EDFA is available now at “competitive prices” and with fast delivery lead time, the company says.

For more information on optical subsystems and suppliers, visit the Lightwave Buyer’s Guide.

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