Schott Updates TO Cans

Schott TO 56 Plus addresses growing demand for 10-Gig technologies

February 26, 2008

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SAN DIEGO -- SCHOTT will be highlighting the benefits of its TO 56 PLUSR for high frequency, edge emitting laser, Long Range Module (LRMs), 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10GE) and 10 Gbps Uncooled Transmitter Optical Sub Assembly (TOSA) applications at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference & Exposition and the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference(OFC/NFOEC) this week.

An improvement on the industry-standard 2- to 3-pin TO 56, the TO 56 PLUS can have as many as 6 pins, along with higher frequency and DC (electrical) ports. This allows the customers to package most of the necessary electronics into a regular TO footprint for a 10G or higher data rate application, rather than resorting to bulky and more expensive hybrid packages. Along with these additional pins, the TO 56 PLUS features excellent RF performance, edge emitting application optimization, and a footprint that is ideal for new 10 G LRM applications.

Electronics manufacturers can use the TO 56 PLUS without having to update or alter their welding machines, bonders, fiber couplings or other production line equipment. In addition, current opto-caps, lenses and other related technologies are compatible with the TO 56 PLUS. The TO 56 PLUS also enables electronics manufacturers to choose their own mode for attaching connectors.

"As the number of 10-Gigabit applications increases, so too does the demand for transistor outlines that can support high frequency applications and more I/O," said Hermann Ditz, Executive Vice President, SCHOTT Electronic Packaging (EP) business unit. "As a successor to the industry standard TO 56, the TO 56 PLUS provides electronics manufacturers with the 10-Gigabit capabilities they need without forcing them to retool their entire production line."

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