XLight Touts Tiny 10-Gig Transponder

XLight Photonics releases a widely tunable 10Gbit/s transponder in a small size 300-Pin MSA package

February 6, 2003

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TEL AVIV, Israel -- XLight Photonics, a manufacturer of tunable fiber-optic subsystems for metro and long-haul DWDM systems, announces the release and availability for shipping and sampling of the XL-TT10G, a Widely Tunable Transponder supporting multiple 10Gb/s data rates in a small size 300 Pin MSA package.The XL-TT10G is a widely tunable 10Gb/s 300 Pin MSA transponder that is capable of tuning over the entire C or L bands with wavelength spacing of 50 or 100GHz. The transponder arrives in a small MSA form factor of 3.5”x4” x0.53”. It supports multiple data rates including 9.95, 10.3, 10.66, 10.7, 11.1 and 12.5Gb/s. The transponder is offered with an APD or PIN receiver and with X or Z cut modulator (0 or –0.7 chirp). Tuning the transponder wavelength is possible by using either the standard I2C communication link and commands, or by using the three tuning control pins (LsTune) in the MSA connector, or by tuning it off-line using the “Atlas”, XLight’s evaluation board and control software.“This transponder was designed to enable sparing and inventory reduction as well as dynamic wavelength provisioning, and to deliver major cost savings to system vendors and service providers” Said Ilan Brillant Director of Business Development at XLight. “Today, in order to implement tunability in their systems, vendors are forced to either design a complete tunable transponder board or integrate a tunable laser module and a “laser-less transponder”. Both of these solutions are costly, consume more power and board footprint. Our goal is to enable our customers enjoy the benefits of a widely tunable transponder in a standard MSA size and at prices that closely resemble fixed wavelength and narrow tuning transponders” he added.XLight Photonics

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