Mitsubishi Electric Develops 10 Gbps DWDM Transceiver Module

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced it has developed a 10 Gbps transceiver module for optical communication. This module is the first compact optical transceiver in the world to comply with the DWDM (Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing) system under the 10 Gbps Form-factor Pluggable Extended Multi-Source Agreement (XFP-E MSA), the industrial standard for 10 Gbps optical transceivers. Sample shipment will begin on October 1. Mitsubishi Electric will display the module at the 32nd European Exhibition of Optical Communication (ECOC), to be held September 24-28 in Cannes, France.

With the dissemination and increasing volume of high-speed, high-volume communication services such as Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), Internet Protocol Television and etc., there has been a rush to expand the communications network in long distance trunk lines and metropolitan areas(a) to keep up with increasing communication traffic. To reduce network setup costs, communication device manufacturers have been working to develop an optical transceiver capable of high-efficiency transmission in a single unit.

Mitsubishi Electric has already developed a 300pin MSA compliant 10 Gbps DWDM transceiver module for optical communication, however there was a need for a more compact transceiver that could handle further increases in transmission speed and volume that could allow for module exchange without cutting electric current during maintenance.

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