Mitsubishi Electric to launch 40Gbps Electro-absorption Modulator with Laser diode-Transmitter Optical Sub Assembly
Mitsubishi Electric will begin shipping a compact 40Gbps Electro-absorption Modulator with Laser diode-Transmitter Optical Sub Assembly (EML-TOSA) for optical transmissions on June 1. As of March 1, the FU-695REA became the world’s first EML-TOSA to comply with the 40Gbps Miniature Device Multi-Source Agreement (XLMD2-MSA). As 10Gbps optical network interfaces give way to faster 40Gbps interfaces, installations in confined spaces are requiring the use of smaller communication equipment, which led to the demand for a downsized EML-TOSA.
On March 13, Mitsubishi Electric and the four other leading optical device manufacturers announced common specifications for a compact EML-TOSA based on the XLMD2-MSA, aiming to meet the demand for smaller equipment and thereby expand the market for 40Gbps EML-TOSA. Mitsubishi Electric will be the world’s first optical device manufacturer to ship an XLMD2-MSA-compliant EML-TOSA for optical transmissions.