Leading optical receiver manufacturers announce 100G MSA

September 18, 2009

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ANN ARBOR, Mich., and BERLIN -- High-speed optical components companies, Picometrix, LLC, an Advanced Photonix company (NYSE Amex: API) and u²t Photonics AG, have agreed to establish a multisource agreement (MSA) to define an industry standard, cost-effective form factor for coherent fiber optic receivers for use in both 100G and 40G DP-QPSK telecommunication systems.

The MSA, named CCRx (Compact Coherent Receiver), provides the receiver form factor, pin function definitions, pin locations, and functionality in a compact optical receiver package designed to enable rapid product development and ease of component procurement for optical transponder and line card manufacturers.

“This agreement will help support the emergence of the 100G dual polarization quadrature phase-shift keying (DP-QPSK) applications, providing advanced solutions to high capacity long haul and metro networks,” said the MSA Committee. “The MSA is focused on 100G, but may also be utilized as a standard for 40G coherent detection applications.”

Picometrix Inc.

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