Monday, January 23, 2006

CyOptics Shows 80 Gbps Transmission over 2 km

CyOptics has demonstrated an 80Gbps data transmission for supercomputing and short-range (2 km) datacom and telecom markets. CyOptics' TOSA (Transmit Optical Subassembly) and ROSA (Receive Optical Subassembly) engines transmit and receive at 80 Gbps in each direction with a confirmed error free transmission to 1E-15. The engines were also successfully tested over a 2 km fiber path in loop-back mode.

The 80Gbps product was designed and developed in partnership with Cray, and is tied to the U.S. government's High Productivity Computing Systems (HPCS) program. The product design has the flexibility to accommodate 4X or greater bit rates, achieve a package density in excess of 10 Gbs/cm(cubed) and have a cost of only a few dollars per Gbps.

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