SOURCE: Xponent Photonics

March 27, 2007 12:52 ET

Xponent Offers $50 10G MSA Receiver

Surface Mount Photonics Technology Drives Dramatic Reduction in Price

MONROVIA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 27, 2007 -- Xponent Photonics, the leading innovator of PLC optical components, today announced the availability of its new Xtreme 10G MSA Receiver with a production-quantity price of less than $50. The 10G MSA Receiver, designed for short and medium range applications, is based on Xponent's proprietary Surface Mount Photonics platform and uses Xponent's high-speed PIN photodiode and an industry-leading TIA.

"Our 10Gb/s Receiver meets the industry's pressing need for a lower cost alternative to existing 10G component designs," said Ramzi Sawires, Xponent's Director of Marketing. "Our Surface Mount Photonics technology platform makes dramatic cost reductions possible by eliminating expensive packaging and alignment requirements, and utilizing standard semiconductor industry flip-chip and chip-on-board manufacturing processes."

Typical performance specifications include:

-19 dBm sensitivity (-18 dBm guaranteed)
3.3V operating voltage / 55 mA supply current
1310nm or 1550nm wavelength
The XP7-0093 meets Telcordia GR-468-CORE requirements. It is designed for 10 Gigabit Ethernet, Fibre Channel and SONET/SDH network applications. Xponent is accepting orders to support customers' production pilot run quantities with full production scheduled for late Q2.

The Xponent 10G Receiver is on display in Xponent's booth #3547 at OFC/NFOEC.

About Xponent Photonics

Xponent is the innovator of Surface Mount Photonics, the building blocks for a range of optical assemblies. Surface Mount Photonics dramatically reduces the cost and complexity of optical devices while providing industry-leading specifications for reach, thermal performance, reliability, power consumption and footprint. For more information, visit

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