SOURCE: Covega Corporation

March 06, 2006 10:31 ET

COVEGA Introduces New 10/12.5 Gb/s Optical Modulator Integrated With a Variable Optical Attenuator in Small Form Factor Package for Telecom Applications

ANAHEIM, CA and JESSUP, MD -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 6, 2006 --Optical Fiber Conference (OFC) booth #3158 -- Covega Corporation, a leading provider of state-of-the-art, opto-electronic components and subsystems for the cable television, industrial, medical, military and telecommunication industries, today announced a new fixed chirp modulator integrated with a Variable Optical Attenuator (VOA) for optical data transport systems.

The modulator is based on Covega's ultra-stable Lithium Niobate technology and is hermetically packaged in an industry leading small form factor package. This device, like all Covega products, helps the user to achieve significant cost savings and enhanced operability in a telecom system environment.

"The integrated Mach-Zehnder optical modulator VOA product in a small form factor package (65 mm) enables a wide range of applications in telecommunication systems," said Ganesh Gopalakrishnan, Chief Technology Officer at Covega Corporation. "This new product has been engineered to meet the highest standards of performance and reliability."

"The new modulator is reflective of Covega's commitment to technology excellence," added Dan Petrescu, President and Chief Sales Officer at Covega Corporation. "Covega customers benefit from having access to our suite of Telcordia-compliant solutions that encompass devices for conventional, as well as advanced modulation formats."

Covega's Lithium Niobate products can be used as external modulators for transmission modules in optical networking and CATV.

For more information, please visit Covega in booth #3158 at the Optical Fiber Conference being held this week in Anaheim, California.

About Covega

Covega Corporation has established world-class proprietary technologies in InP and LiNbO3 to produce high performance optical devices and modules at a low cost with a very small footprint. Covega is a leading provider of state-of-the-art, opto-electronic components and subsystems with a wide range of products and services to meet the needs of its diverse customer base. Covega's differentiator is in its superior product performance based on its proprietary intellectual properties in InP and LiNbO3 technologies. With early focus on the telecom, datacom and CATV industries, Covega now generates over one-third of its revenue from serving the defense, medical, industrial, sensing, test & measurement and instrumentation industries.

Media inquiries contact Tek-Ming Shenn @ tshenn@covega.com or 443-535-2223. For detailed specification on Covega's Lithium Niobate modulator product family, please contact:

Main office:            240-456-7100
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