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17 June 2009


Opnext ships 1 millionth 10Gb/s transceiver

Optical component, module and subsystem maker Opnext Inc of Fremont, CA, USA says that it has shipped more than 1 million 10Gb/s transceivers to its global customer base.

Opnext’s portfolio of products in the 10Gb/s family include 300-pin, XENPAK, X2, XPAK, XFP and SFP+ modules, encompassing all port types within these form factors. These support SONET OC-192, SDH STM-64 and 10GbE protocols, enabling long-reach terrestrial transmission, metropolitan-area network, optical add-drop multiplexer (OADM), access, enterprise switching, high-speed data and storage communications.

“It took almost a decade for the 10G market to reach high volumes, where economy of scale is starting to pay off,” says Dr Vladimir Kozlov, founder of transceiver market research firm LightCounting. “Opnext is one of very few vendors with a long-term vision and true commitment to transceiver technology, which are likely to benefit from increasing demand for high-data-rate modules,” he adds.

This achievement demonstrates Opnext’s ability to lead the industry from early technology development to high-volume commercial production, claims the firm’s president & CEO Gilles Bouchard. “This milestone exemplifies the strength of the partnerships we have established with our customers to help them deploy their next-generation networking platforms.”

Opnext’s 10G module transceivers comply with industry standards from ITU-T G.691, G.709, and IEEE 802.3, and OIF recommendations, supporting a variety of electrical interfaces, including SFI-4, XAUI and XFI, easing integration onto system host boards.

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Hitachi and Opnext unveil receiver for 100GbE and demo 10km transmission over SMF

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