Tunable pluggable transceiver line debuts at OFC 2008 - Embedded.com

Tunable pluggable transceiver line debuts at OFC 2008


San Jose, Calif.—Bookham Inc. is showcasing its first full band tunable pluggable transceiver and outlined the company's roadmap of tunable pluggable products, to include the XFP-E format, on the Bookham booth (#1334) at OFC 2008, taking place this week in San Diego.

The 10-Gbit/s high end LambdaFLEX TL8000 module for long haul and metro applications is the first in a series of Bookham tunable transceivers that achieve the long sought after goal of combining the benefits of full-band tunability with front-face plate pluggability. The module being shown at OFC demonstrates the capabilities and technology upon which Bookham is building its tunable pluggable product range.

The TL8000 delivers high end performance suitable for long haul links and metro/regional environments at rates up to 11.3-Gbit/s. It includes the fully Telcordia qualified Bookham indium phosphide Mach Zehnder (InP MZ) modulator and DSDBR laser transmitter, which underpin the TL7000 tunable transmitter assembly (TTA) and TL9000 tunable small form factor transponder (TSFF).

The TL8000 also includes the Bookham 10Gb/s Avalanche Photo Diode (APD) Receiver combined with electronic dispersion compensation (EDC) to provide enhanced performance in low OSNR environments.

Bookham Inc., www.bookham.com

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