SOURCE: CyOptics

May 25, 2011 07:00 ET

CyOptics Introduces Industry's Most Power-Efficient 10G TOSA for DWDM SFP+ Transceivers

New TOSAs Enable 80km TDM and DWDM Capability in SFP+ Transceivers

LEHIGH VALLEY, PA--(Marketwire - May 25, 2011) - CyOptics Inc., a leader in Indium Phosphide (InP) optical chip and component technologies, today announced the availability of a new series of 10 Gbps transmit optical subassemblies (TOSAs) addressing the emerging Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) SFP+ transceiver market. The highly efficient TOSAs offer a minimum 30% reduction in power consumption versus the current generation TOSAs and expands CyOptics' extensive portfolio of transmitter and receiver components for optical transceivers.

The 1655 (40km) and 1656 (80km) series TOSAs are compatible with the 10Gbps miniature device (XMD) multi-source agreement and integrate a high speed electro-absorptive modulated laser (EML), a monitor photodiode and a micro thermo-electric cooler (TEC) in a small form factor metalized ceramic package. The TOSAs operate at data rates of up to 11.3 Gbps and are available in the full range of C-band ITU-T wavelengths.

"Network equipment manufacturers are rapidly deploying SFP+ transceivers because they provide a smaller footprint and are more cost effective than XFP transceivers," said Ovum's VP and Practice Leader Daryl Inniss. "The new CyOptics TOSAs enable module manufacturers to offer a complete portfolio of SFP+ transceivers. We project 10 Gbps DWDM pluggable transceivers to grow at a compounded annual growth rate of over 30% from 2010 through 2013 representing one of the fastest growing market segments in the optical component space."

"The new CyOptics TOSAs augment the application space of the SFP+ form factor to now address all types of 10 Gbps applications with the inclusion of metropolitan area 80km TDM and DWDM links," said Ed Coringrato, Chief Executive Officer and President of CyOptics. "As the first company shipping these TOSAs, CyOptics once again displays its leadership role in delivering innovative TOSA technology that enables higher system port density and lower power consumption."

The 1655 and 1656 TOSAs exhibit the same superior wavelength stability as their 162x predecessors, supporting operation at 100 GHz channel spacing over 20 years, with low hazard rates (~100 FIT). At a package case temperature of -5 to +75C the 165X series consumes a maximum of 0.45W (40km, DWDM) and 0.5W (80km, DWDM) making it a perfect fit for SFP+ (Class II) applications. Alternatively, for industrial temperature applications with a case temperature of -40 to +90C the TOSAs consume only 0.85W (40km, DWDM) and 0.95W (80km, DWDM), an approximate 35% reduction from its predecessors.

About CyOptics
Built by industry founders and leveraging its Bell Labs heritage, CyOptics has a unique set of optical device integration and manufacturing capabilities supporting its leadership position in the supply of packaged devices to the optical communications and defense/avionics markets. CyOptics is an industry leader in both hybrid integration using different elements in a single package and monolithic integration on a single chip. The Company's products are enabled by an automated "nano-tech" capable manufacturing process that delivers best performance, uniformity and cost. The Company's InP design, device fabrication and high performance packaging operations are located in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania; its silica PLC fab is located in South Plainfield, NJ; its planar automated packaging and testing operations are located in Matamoros, Mexico. CyOptics is ISO 9001:2000 certified. For more information, please visit or call 1-484-397-2061.

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