Fibre optic transceiver product line expanded

04-10-2022 | L-com | LED Displays/Opto-electronics

L-com, an Infinite Electronics brand, has increased its line of fibre optic transceivers. Over 300 new coarse wavelength division multiplexing (CWDM) and dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) products represent extra wavelengths, distances and data rates supported compared to its previous transceiver offerings.

Fibre optic transceivers convert a switch's or router's electrical signal to an optical signal, then change it back to an electrical signal at the receiving device. The company's new additions are anticipated to be useful for telecommunications service providers, cable TV multiple system operators, data communications companies and enterprise networks, and government network applications.

The new fibre optic transceivers add to the existing portfolio of 'grey' wavelength transceivers (850nm, 1310nm and 1550nm) with CWDM and DWDM wavelength options. The CWDM transceivers are provided in eight different wavelengths (1470nm through 1610nm, in 20nm increments). The DWDM transceivers are provided in 40 different channels, from channels 20 through 59 (1530.33nm through 1561.41nm wavelengths, in 0.8nm increments).

More than 30 of the new models are the first of its that support fibre optic lines of up to 120km at Gigabit Ethernet and SONET OC-48 data rates. The product line also provides grey 1G and 10G optics for multimode and single-mode fibre deployments.

This expansion of the company's line includes more than 100 new offerings in the SFP, SFP+ and XFP form factors. In addition, the new models widen 29 of the 38 OEM platforms with which its line is compatible, also to the standard MSA-compliant versions. The most significant additions are to Ciena, Alcatel 7x50, Alcatel OMNI, Brocade/Foundry, Cisco, Cyan, Huawei, Juniper and MRV.

"These new products are welcome additions to L-com's already vast line of fibre optic transceivers. The combinations of wavelengths, distance capabilities and data rates will be particularly useful for mobile networking and long-distance transport networks in telecom, mobile back-haul buildouts and cable TV home services for cable MSOs, and datacom's enterprise networks and hosting companies," said Paul Hospodar, product line manager.

The new CWDM transceivers and DWDM transceivers handle standard operating temperatures, though custom requests can be created for industrial temperature versions. The new products are part of the company's full line of fibre optic transceivers.


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