Opnext Heats Up Its XFP Transceivers

Opnext introduces XFP with increased case temperature capabilities at FOE 2005

January 20, 2005

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EATONTOWN, N.J. and TOKYO -- Opnext, Inc., a global leader in high-performance optical components, today announced the addition of increased case temperature capabilities to the XFP 10G Serial Transceiver product family. With the addition of this product series, the TRF50x2, Opnext’s XFP product family provides enhanced high-density transmission, pluggability and thermal design flexibility for telecom, datacom and storage customers.

The TRF50x2 product series is a 1310 nm XFP capable of operating in the case temperature range from –5°C to 85°C. This reflects a case temperature improvement of up to ten degrees Celsius hotter than any conventional XFP available in the market. By supporting the 85°C case temperature, together with its very low power consumption of maximum 2.0W, this product will enable customers whose systems are space-constrained and have less thermal capabilities to benefit from a module that can not only withstand a higher case temperature but also enables higher density on a single board.

“As the industry moves to 10G, there is increased need to add multiple modules on a single line card or to fit the modules to very constrained space, resulting in higher ambient temperatures around the module,” Hirokuni Tsuji, senior director of product marketing for Opnext. “The Opnext XFP meets our customers need by providing them increased flexibility to design their systems to enable higher density on a single board.”

The Opnext XFP is XFP MSA compliant, Hot Z pluggable (pluggable though front panels of system equipment), includes an XFI electrical interface, and is capable of maintaining data rates up to 11.3Gbit/s utilizing TOSA with the state-of-the-art Opnext uncooled multiple quantum well (MQW) directly-modulated DFB LD chip with extremely high temperature operation capability. These same TOSA’s can be used in 300pin, XENPAK and X2 modules.

Opnext Inc.

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