Optical components

Mitel, Agilent Agree On Standard

OTTAWA and PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Mitel Corporation (NYSE/TSE:MLT) and Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) today announced that they have signed a Multi-Source Agreement (MSA) that will set the standard for next-generation 4-channel parallel fiber optic modules operating at data rates up to 10 Gbaud. The two companies have leveraged their wide range of experience in fiber optic and semiconductor technologies to standardize the package, and optical and electrical interfaces for their respective modules. This ensures that customers will have access to multiple international sources that are compatible with other components within their systems. Both companies expect to offer the modules in 2001.

Designed for a variety of fiber optic communications applications, the parallel optic module features four transmit and four receive channels in one package, each operating at 1 Gbaud to 2.5 Gbaud, for an aggregate bandwidth of 4 Gbaud to 10 Gbaud in each direction. The module is designed to meet the skyrocketing demand for network capacity in next-generation systems, including very short reach OC-192 and InfiniBand connections.

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