ALLENTOWN, Pa.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—December 20, 2006— Apogee Photonics, supplier of the industry's broadest line of 10Gb/s and 40Gb/s laser sources for the communications industry, today announced a single platform approach for creating 10Gb/s transceivers based on its 1310nm and 1550nm laser sources. Customers can now manufacture new transceiver products for a wide range of optical network applications with one platform, greatly reducing development and qualification design cycles and offering faster time to market.
The combined 1310nm and 1550nm platform architecture allows Apogee
Photonics' customers, module and OEM manufacturers, to adopt a
standardized platform in order to serve multiple 10Gb/s transceiver
interfaces (such as LR, SR1, IR1, ER, IR2 and LR2) with a single XFP
board and case. Transceiver level design choices related to
receptacles, flex guides, output pinning and driving only need to be
done once with Apogee Photonics' platform. The platform greatly
reduces the risks associated with new transceiver introductions and
provides significant development cost savings, decreasing the separate
qualification cycles of each new product.
Apogee Photonics' customer eGTran, designs, develops and markets
10Gb/s and 40Gb/s data transponders, IC's and components for fiber
optic markets, and is using Apogee Photonics' combined 1310nm and 1550
nm platform architecture for its XFP product. "Our work with Apogee
Photonics' platform allows us to rapidly address new applications as
we aim to meet the growing customer demand for advanced optical link
distances and applications," said Dr. Frank S. Lee, CEO of eGTran.
"Apogee Photonics is the ideal partner because they understand that
industry success requires the fastest time to market and as few
development cycles as possible."
The 1310nm and 1550nm 10Gb/s laser sources on the platform are
both EML based and mechanically and pinning compatible. For example,
Apogee Photonics' new 10T3005 1310nm TOSA offers a receptacle and flex
guide that is compatible with the Apogee TLA10X 1550nm XMD TOSA. To
support this single platform approach, Apogee Photonics has a
T10-0120-021 evaluation board using the Vitesse VSC7982 driver that
supports both the 1310nm and the 1550nm TOSA. Similarly, an evaluation
board (T10-0120-022) is available using the OKI 4195 driver.
"The definition of new transceiver MSAs such as SFP+ requires many
of our customers to make hard trade-offs in the number of transceiver
products offered given engineering resource constraints," said Scott
Keller, Apogee Photonics vice president of sales and marketing.
"Apogee's unique technology approach offers a much needed solution
that allows customers to easily broaden their product offering while
reducing the cost, materials and resources involved in the design and
qualification of separate platforms."
The Apogee Photonics platform is available immediately and
shipping samples to customers worldwide.
About Apogee Photonics Inc.
Apogee Photonics is a pure play supplier of high speed, integrated
optical components to the communications industry, providing the
broadest line of 10 Gb/s laser sources from short-reach up to DWDM.
Apogee Photonics' innovative technology, which is deployed in tier-one
system OEMs and module vendors worldwide, exceeds the capabilities of
other optical semiconductor technologies in terms of
distance-extinction-power product, reduced power dissipation, or
uncooled operation for extended temperatures. Field tested and
deployed in large volumes, the Apogee Photonics product family is
highly reliable and Telcordia certified. Apogee Photonics is ISO 9001
certified and is headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania. For more
information, please visit www.apogeephotonics.com.