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Fujitsu Introduces Optical Transceiver Module with Media Converter that Provides Low-Cost Support for VSR Parallel Optics in Network/Server Markets

Fujitsu Components Asia Pte Ltd

Singapore, May 11, 2004

Fujitsu Components Asia, Limited, today released a 4-channel optical transceiver module that uses an internal media converter to extend the signal transmission reach of a copper interface up to 300m at 2.5Gb/s or 100m at 3.125Gb/s over multimode fiber (MMF) ribbon cable. Using the Fujitsu optical module, IT managers have the flexibility to implement either a copper or an optical solution using one low-cost copper I/O interface.

Applications include connections between systems in telecomm central offices and data centers; as well as in-system interconnects in routers, switches and transmission equipment.

The hot-pluggable optical module’s high-speed electrical socket is based on Fujitsu’s industry-standard microGiGaCN™ differential copper I/O connector. The module works seamlessly with Fujitsu’s XAUI–based 10Gbit Ethernet copper XENPAK modules and other industry-standard MDI electrical sockets for CX4, Infiniband, and Fibre Channel.

The module has 0.8W typical power dissipation and a case operating temperature range of 0 to +70 degree C. A media detect circuit is required on the host system to power the converter. LEDs on the module indicate whether power is present or if an error condition exists.

Available immediately, the FCU-010R008-0E optical transceiver module is priced at $470 in 100-piece quantities.

Other 10Gb Ethernet products in the microGiGaCN line include:

  • X2 CX4 modules in lowpak, midpak and highpak form factors with an integrated media detect circuit.
  • Copper CX4 XENPAK module with an integrated media detect circuit. Both the X2 CX4 and CX4 XENPAK modules deliver 10Gbps Ethernet over 15m copper cable or VSR parallel optics through a single port.

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About Fujitsu Components Asia Limited

Fujitsu Components Asia Limited markets and distributes electronic components throughout Asia and Australia. Products include relays, connectors, keyboards, input and pointing devices, and thermal printers. The company is headquartered at 102E Pasir Panjang Road, #01-01, Citilink Warehouse, Singapore 118529. For product information, telephone 65-6375-8560, email, or access the FCAL Web Site
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Date: 11 May, 2004
City: Singapore
Company: Fujitsu Components Asia Pte Ltd