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Civcom Reveals “Industry’s First” Integrated 40Gbps 300PIN Tunable Transponder

The latest addition to the firm’s “Free Light” Line of Products delivers high performance optical transmission using the DPSK modulation format and is InP based.

Civcom, a developer and manufacturer of optoelectronic components and modules, has unveiled a new DPSK tunable 40G transponder.

The latest device complements its 10Gbps Free Light family of tunable NRZ and RZ transponders.

Civcom’s 40Gbps 300PIN TRX module will be made available in two different packages. The “Small Form Factor” module is 5” x 5” and features standard DPSK modulation format and optional integration with an EDFA. The “Standard MSA” device is 7” x 5” and features integrated tunable DCM and EDFA functionality.


"We are proud to introduce the industry's first integrated 40Gbps DPSK transponder, which is built specifically to address the challenging market demands for additional network capacity,” stated Yair Itzhar, VP of Worldwide Sales and Marketing at Civcom.

“By integrating our tunable optical dispersion compensation component within the module, manufacturers can effectively increase dispersion tolerance of the transponder while reducing overall cost.”

Civcom’s TRX DPSK module increases dispersion tolerance from the standard ±40ps/nm to as high as ±640ps/nm. The introduction of integrated EDFA increases the dynamic range to 20dB.

The transponder module, which is compatible with the 300PIN MSA standards and I2C standards, uses a widely tunable laser covering the entire C-Band.

Civcom will participate at OFC/NFOEC 2010 Trade Show, Booth #909 (23-25 March, 2010) San Diego, CA, USA.
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