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New Low Power Consumption High Performance Laser and Driver from NeoPhotonics

NeoPhotonics Corporation, a leading designer and manufacturer of photonic integrated circuits, or PIC, based modules and subsystems for bandwidth-intensive, high speed communications networks, today announced general availability of its low power consumption 28G EML laser and driver for Dual Rate 100G LR4/ER4 CFP2 client side transceivers. Low power EML lasers and drivers are especially critical for 100G CFP2 power class 3 transceivers, which require a total power consumption of less than 9W.

The NeoPhotonics CFP2 EML laser and driver for 100G LR4/ER4 CFP2 transceivers are fully compliant with the 25G IEEE 802.3ba 100GBASE-LR4/ER4 standard and the stringent 28G OTU-4 standards. The designs are optimized between the driver and the EML laser to shorten the design cycle time of CFP2 transceiver and provide the best matched solution. The available form factors for these matched laser and driver are as a 100G Quad TOSA (Transmitter Optical Sub-Assembly) integrating 4-channel EML lasers into a PIC-based TOSA and also as matched Chip on Carrier laser and driver. The maximum power consumption for the Quad TOSA is 2W over the operating temperature range while the typical maximum power consumption for the driver over the temperature range is 0.3W. Along with the already available high performance and high volume CFP version of the EML laser and driver, NeoPhotonics provides 25/28G dual-rate high performance high volume EML laser and driver sets for all current 100G client interface applications.

“The introduction of high performance components such as our CFP2 EML laser and driver underlines our commitment to continue supporting the ultra-high speed segment of the transceiver market through NeoPhotonics Semiconductor,” said Tim Jenks, Chairman and CEO of NeoPhotonics. “We are pleased to support our customers with a growing portfolio of high performance components based on our proven InP EML and GaAs pHEMT technologies and to facilitate the rapidly expanding 100G market with high performance yet low power consumption and cost-effective components,” continued Mr. Jenks.

In addition, on Wednesday September 25th at 1:35 PM, Dr. Winston Way, Chief System Architect of NeoPhotonics, will present a talk entitled: “CDC ROADMs: Exploring Modular and Expandable Approaches” in the “Optical Network Agility” Session of the Market Focus forum as part of the ECOC Exhibition.

NeoPhotonics will exhibit its suite of standard and small form factor PIC-based components for 100G coherent line-side applications, along with its 100G client-side CFP2 transceivers and its next generation transceivers for access networks at Stand 307 at the European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC), Palais Des Festivals, Cannes, France, September 22-24.

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