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Mitsubishi to Launch 25Gbps laser module for 5G

Enables high-speed data transmission and reduced power consumption within mobile networks

Mitsubishi Electric has announced the launch of a 25Gbps electro-absorption modulated laser (EML) CAN module supporting high-speed optical data transmission in radio access networks within 5G mobile base stations. The new module will be on display at the China International Optoelectronic Exposition (CIOE) 2018 in Shenzhen, China, from September 5 to 8, and will be commercially available from November 1.

The introduction of 5G mobile networks will herald the transmission of huge volumes of data and the need for high-speed optical communication networks; this will in turn drive customer demand for high-speed optical devices with low power consumption. The new 25Gbps EML CAN unit addresses these requirements, and will help to improve the productivity and efficiency of customer installations.

The device employs a 5.6mm diameter TO-CAN package delivering 25Gbps EML, an industry first and it reduces the power consumption of thermo-electric coolers by 40 percent compared to the current FU-411REA model.

It covers wavelengths of 1270±10nm and 1310±10nm. Its optical output power is more than +10dBm (typical value). Extinction ratio is more than 6dB (typical value) and the power consumption of thermo-electric cooler is 0.28W (typical value at + 95degC).

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