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Fujitsu Unveils 40-Gig Modulator

Fujitsu intros 40-Gbit/s LN optical modulator with 1.8V drive voltage for low-cost optical transmission

January 21, 2003

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TOKYO -- Fujitsu Limited today announced the introduction of a new 40Gbps LN optical modulator (*1) with 1.8V drive voltage - lowest of its kind in the world. The newly developed modulator, one of the key components in an optical transmitter, converts the electrical data signal to an optical data stream. The introduction of this product enables optical transmitters to meet the low cost, small-form-factor and low power requirements of next-generation 40Gbps optical communications systems. The product comes in two models: The 40Gbps Dual-Drive LN Optical Modulator (*2) and the 40Gbps Single-Drive LN Optical Modulator (*2). Samples for system evaluation go on sale today, with actual shipments expected to begin in April. Volume shipments are slated for August 2003. Special Features of Fujitsu's New Modulator: 1. Ultra low drive voltage: 1.8V for dual-drive model; 3.5V for single-drive model 2. Built-in PD (photodiode) for monitoring the optical output signal 3. Separate DC bias terminal Fujitsu's new LN modulator will be on display at the 3rd Fiber Optics EXPO, January 22 to 24 in Japan. http://www.reedexpo.co.jp/foe/english/ Fujitsu Ltd.

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