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Multiplex Intros Transponder

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. -- Multiplex, Inc. announced the introduction of a new, small-form-factor 300-pin transponder. The MTP203 is compliant with the Multi Source Agreement (MSA) that governs 300-pin transponders. It measures 2.2” x 3” x 0.55”. The MTP203 can be used as a transmission link of up to 40 kilometers or more for short- and intermediate-reach applications. The MTP203 is configured with Multiplex’s own base components: An EML (electro-absorption modulated laser) source laser and PIN-based receiver (with integrated limiting amplifier), plus MUX/DeMUX components. Like its first generation transponders, Multiplex offers variations of the MTP203 to cover the entire spectrum of 10Gb/s applications (OC-192, 10-gig Ethernet and forward-error-correction). The EML source laser is available in 1310 and 1550nm versions. Due to the high-performance nature of Multiplex’s EML and receiver, the MTP203 offers extremely high sensitivity (typically –16.5dBM at a bit-error-rate of 1 x 10-12, which exceeds the MSA’s specs), “Clear EML Eye” advantage and outstanding jitter performance. Multiplex is currently sampling the MTP203, with volume production slated for the fourth quarter of 2002. “With the introduction of the MTP203, Multiplex’s customers will now enjoy the same great performance they have come to expect from our transponders in a more compact package,” said David Tzeng, Multiplex’s vice president of technology and manufacturing operations. “The MTP203 is a powerful addition to an already potent lineup of high-end transponders.” Multiplex Inc.
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