TriQuint Optoelectronics Rolls Out Full Line of Optical Engines

2/10/2004 - TriQuint Optoelectronics (Nasdaq: TQNT) a leader in active optical component and module technologies, announced the availability of a full line of optical engine components designed to power any multi-sourced agreement (MSA) optical module form factor, at 2.5Gb/s and 10Gb/s, including 300 pin transponders, XFP, SFF, SFP, and GBIC. These optical engines, named QubesTM for their distinctive shape, can simplify the design process and save customers money by offering a single standard engine used at high volumes across multiple module solutions.

“TriQuint’s innovative form factor-agnostic engines not only enable module manufacturers to use one component for all MSA form factors, but also enables them to reduce costs by using a single standard optical engine at much higher volumes rather than several discrete or custom designs,” said Glen Riley, Vice President and General Manager of TriQuint Optoelectronics.

“In addition, by supplying high performance optical engines we encourage widespread adoption of low-cost and flexible pluggable optical modules for applications in longer reach and multi-wavelength applications,” he said.

Sampling is now available for the UQubeTM3100, 10Gb/s engine for up to 20km transmission at 1.3m. A cooled TQubeTM1000 will also be sampling in 1Q2004 for DWDM and SONET 10Gb/s transmission up to 80km. 10 Gb/s receivers RQubeTMP1000 (PIN) and RQubeTMA1000 (APD) will be available during 2Q2004 to complement the transmit engines.

Serving the high performance SFP market, TriQuint offers long reach 2.5Gb/s uncooled products at 1.3m and 1.5m – the UQubeTM3250 and UQubeTM5250, respectively. The APD RQubeATM2500 is also available.

TriQuint’s new breakthrough 2.5Gb/s cooled engine, the TQubeTM2500, is designed for demanding DWDM SFP applications. The TQubeTM2500 engine will be sampling during 2Q2004.

The QubeTM family of optical engine products is based on TriQuint’s proprietary planar packaging technology. Planar packaging allows integration of increased functionality, such as internal drivers and differential data inputs. The QubeTM design is easily translated from uncooled to cooled lasers and from 2.5Gb/s to 10Gb/s data rates, enabling a family of products readily designed into both SFP and XFP pluggable modules.

Optical performance for the QubeTM family is expected to be equivalent or superior to similar larger form factor discrete devices offered by TriQuint Optoelectronics. For example, due to the much smaller thermal mass contained in the cooled devices, the TQubeTM1000 10Gb/s EML TEC will consume no more than 1.2W, compared to >3W for its larger cousin, the E2551.

Datasheets for QubeTM optical engine products are now available at:

TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (Nasdaq: TQNT) is a leading supplier of high performance products for communications applications. The company focuses on the specialized expertise, materials and know-how for RF/IF and optical applications. The company enjoys diversity in its markets, applications, products, technology and customer base. Markets include wireless phones, base stations, optical networks, broadband and microwave equipment, and aerospace and defense. TriQuint provides customers with standard and custom product solutions as well as foundry services. Products are based on advanced process technologies including gallium arsenide, indium phosphide, silicon germanium, and surface acoustic wave (SAW). TriQuint customers include major communications companies worldwide. TriQuint has manufacturing facilities in Oregon, Texas, Pennsylvania and Florida, production assembly plants in Costa Rica, Mexico and China, as well as design centers in New England and Germany. All manufacturing and production facilities are certified to the ISO9001-2000 international quality standard.

TriQuint is headquartered at 2300 NE Brookwood Parkway, Hillsboro, OR 97124 and can be reached at 503/615-9000 (fax 503/615-8900). Visit the TriQuint web site at

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