Monday, August 15, 2011

JDSU Debuts Tunable SFP+ Transceiver

JDSU introduced a tunable SFP+ transceiver to replace fixed wavelength SFP+ transceivers and legacy products in enterprise and metro networks. The device leverages the same Integrated Laser Mach Zehnder (ILMZ) chip that JDSU developed in 2007 to create the world's first tunable XFP transceiver for telecom networks in 2009.

Tunable transceivers enable flexibility in wavelength provisioning and lower over system cost by eliminating inventory expenses required with current fixed wavelength SFP+ products. JDSU said this new tunable SFP+ transceiver also represents the first time that full C-band wavelength tunability has been successfully demonstrated in such a compact and low-power SFP+ platform.

"The invention of the tunable SFP+ transceiver is the latest example of how JDSU's focus on R&D and vertical integration has translated into innovative and compelling new products," said Alan Lowe, president of the CCOP segment at JDSU. "We're very excited by initial feedback from customers who have told us that the tunable SFP+ transceiver will help them more efficiently manage their Enterprise and Metro networks."

JDSU is currently demonstrating the tunable SFP+ transceiver to customers and expects it to be in production within the next twelve months.

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