Monday, October 17, 2011

Vitesse Hits Milestone in EPON Optical Line Termination Ports

Vitesse Semiconductor has shipped more than five million of its VSC7716 burst-mode transimpedance amplifiers (TIAs) for Ethernet Passive Optical Network (EPON) in Fiber-to-the-X (FTTX) applications.

"The VSC7716 is a field-proven TIA that exceeds IEEE Ethernet PON (EPON or GEPON) 802.3ah requirements, giving customers broad flexibility in FTTX applications," said Richard Interrante, director of product marketing for Vitesse. "The VSC7716's zero reliability failure rate in the field is further testament to the device as an industry benchmark solution."

The company noted that it holds the dominant share in the market for burst-mode EPON TIAs, as Infonetics estimates approximately 5.7 million EPON Optical Line Termination (OLT) ports to be shipped by 2012.

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