SOURCE: CyOptics, Inc.

September 17, 2007 09:24 ET

CyOptics Introduces Uncooled 1310nm FP & DFB TOSAs for 10Gbps Enterprise Applications With a Wide Operating Temperature Range of -25C to +90degC

Enterprise Bandwidth Growth Fuels Demand for Low-Cost 10Gbps TOSAs

LEHIGH VALLEY, PA--(Marketwire - September 17, 2007) - CyOptics Inc., a leader in Indium Phosphide (InP) optical chip and component technologies, today announced the availability of its 1310nm Fabry-Perot (FP) and Distributed Feedback (DFB) TOSAs (Transmit Optical Sub-Assemblies) for 10Gbps applications. The lasers are designed as a ridge waveguide structure and contain InAlGaAs based multi-quantum well (MQW) active layers for superior static and dynamic performance over temperature. The TOSA products incorporate an integrated InGaAsP monitor photodiode and are packaged in a TO-header with receptacle for uncooled use over an operating temperature range of -25C to 90degC and transmission rates of up to 10.7Gbps.

The TX299K (FP) and TX293K (DFB) TOSAs are compatible with the 10Gbps Miniature Device (XMD) Multi-Source Agreement (MSA) for high performance transceivers addressing the OC-192/STM-64 SONET/SDH, LRM 10 Gigabit Ethernet and 8X Fibre Channel market applications.

"We have already proven our market leadership position in 10Gbps TOSAs by supporting higher performance applications with our uncooled 1.3um EML TOSA as well as our 1.5um EML based TOSAs with thermo-electric coolers (TECs) in support of 40km, 80km and DWDM applications," said Kou-Wei Wang, VP and GM InP OEM Business. "With the addition of these low-cost solutions, we have one of the industry's broadest 10Gbps TOSA product offerings."

The introduction of the TX299K and TX293K completes the CyOptics 10Gbps product portfolio providing one stop shop for FP, DFB, and EML TOSAs as well as PIN and APD ROSAs (Receive Optical Sub-Assembly). The InP laser and detector chips for these applications are manufactured in CyOptics' wafer and chip fab in Breinigsville, Pennsylvania and the cylindrical TO-cans and TOSAs are manufactured by CyOptics' packaging partners in Asia. CyOptics products meet stringent RoHS environmental compliance requirements. CyOptics' core competencies at the chip level include selective area growth, re-growth for blocking junctions, butt joints for waveguide integration, monolithic diffraction gratings, and material characterization.

The TX299K (FP) and TX293K (DFB) TOSAs are now available in sample quantities. Volume production will begin in December 2007.

About CyOptics

Found in 1999, CyOptics designs, develops and markets a full line of InP optical chips and components for integration into access, metro and long-haul communications systems. The company also provides complete contract design, foundry and packaging services. CyOptics is an industry leader in both hybrid integration using different elements in a single package and monolithic integration on a single chip. Manufacture is enabled by an automated "nano-tech" capable assembly and test process that delivers best performance, uniformity and cost. The Company's wafer/chip fabrication operations are located in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, and 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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