Wednesday, March 13, 2013

New Multi-Source Agreement for 40 Gbps XLMD2 Miniature Pluggable Transceivers

Five leading optical component manufacturers including LAPIS Semiconductor, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Oclaro, Renesas Electronics and Sumitomo Electric Industries, reached agreement on new common specifications for transmitter optical sub-assemblies (TOSAs) and receiver optical sub-assemblies (ROSAs). These specifications are based on the 40 Gbps serial Multi-Source Agreement (XLMD2-MSA) for 40 Gbps pluggable transceiver modules such as the CFP MSA.

The companies said the new, thin, miniature TOSAs and ROSAs are essential for downsizing the pluggable transceiver modules.