Tuesday, September 7, 2010

NeoPhotonics unveils portfolio of compact SFP for bi-directional single fiber communication

SHENZHEN, CHINA: NeoPhotonics announced at the China International Optoelectronic Exposition (CIOE 2010) a new line of Compact SFP (C-SFP) transceivers that combine two bi-directional Fast Ethernet (100Mbps) or Gigabit Ethernet (1Gbps) transceivers in a single SFP package.

NeoPhotonics C-SFP’s compact design and low power allow system providers to double the port density on access line cards, effectively doubling the number of lines that can be terminated in a given equipment rack. These new Compact SFP transceivers enhance NeoPhotonics’ existing line of Bi-Directional modules for access networks, which are deployed in central offices (CO) and in customer premises equipment (CPE).

The C-SFP transceivers combine two Bi-Directional (BiDi) transceivers into one SFP module with two LC connectors, one for each BiDi transceiver. The pin-out is compatible with conventional SFP transceivers and monitoring features allow early fault location to reduce down time in system operation.

The C-SFP modules support data rates of 100Mbps for Fast Ethernet and 1Gbps for Gigabit Ethernet and link distances of 10km to 20km. The modules are offered in commercial (0 to 70C) and industrial (-40 to +85C) temperature grades.

“Rack space in access telecommunications cabinets is at a premium as more and more fibers must be connected to the existing infrastructure,” said Tim Jenks, chairman and CEO of NeoPhotonics. “Our BiDi transceiver line already reduces the number of fibers that have to be managed, and now our C-SFP lets our customers pack twice as many lines into the existing rack space.”

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