Triquint Optoelectronics Rolls Out 40km and 80km XFP Tranceivers

9/2/2004 - TriQuint Optoelectronics (Nasdaq: TQNT), a leader in active optical component and module technology, announced the availability of XFP MSA compliant 10Gb/s transceivers for SONET/SDH 40km (short haul) and 80km (long haul), as well as 10 Gigabit Ethernet 40km (extended reach) applications. These new transceivers offer customers superior performance by utilizing TriQuint’s proven EML optical engines. The new modules will debut at the 30th Annual European Conference & Exhibition on Optical Communication (ECOC) in Stockholm, Sweden, September 6-8.

“Our customers can now purchase 40km and 80km XFP transceivers from one of the industry’s long-standing suppliers, thus reducing supply chain risk,” said Ray Aubert, Product Marketing Manager, TriQuint Optoelectronics. “TriQuint has been a well-recognized, leading supplier of EML engines which are incorporated into these products. This allows TriQuint to offer XFPs with highly superior performance.”

The 10Gb/s XFP transceivers utilize TriQuint’s QubeTM optical engines, which are form-factor ‘agnostic’ and can be used in any small form factor 2.5Gb/s and 10Gb/s pluggable transceiver, as well as small form factor 300-pin transponders. The new transceivers are designed for use in network transmission systems and operate at SONET OC-192 standard and FEC rates, while for SDH, they operate at STM-64 standard and FEC rates, according to the ITU-T G.959.1 and G.691 standards. For high-speed data communications, the transceivers can operate at both 10G Ethernet rate and 10G Fibre Channel rate according to the IEEE 802.3ae standards.

Both the 40km and 80km XFP transceivers use TriQuint’s new 10Gb/s optical engines that are based on the company’s proprietary planar packaging technology, which allows integration of increased functionality such as internal drivers and differential data inputs. The cooled TQubeTM 1000 engine and a PIN receiver, the RQubeTM P1000, are used in the NLX40, the 40km XFP transceiver. The cooled TQubeTM 1000 engine and an APD version, the RQubeTM A1000, are used in the NLX80 XFP to provide transmission up to 80km.

TriQuint’s XFPs offer low power dissipation (under 4 watts) at 70º(C) case temperature. Receiver sensitivity for the NLX80 80km (G.959.1 P1L1-2D2) XFP is –26dBm (or better) – performance that makes this product one of the industry’s best.

Samples are shipping now to select customers, and TriQuint expects full production to ramp in 1Q05.

Datasheets for the NLX-Type 10Gb/s XFP MSA compliant transceivers are 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, as well as production assembly plants in Costa Rica and Mexico, plus sales support offices in China and design centers in New England, Germany and Taiwan. All manufacturing and production facilities are registered 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 website at

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