OREANDA-NEWS. Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced that it 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), which was signed by Mitsubishi Electric, LAPIS Semiconductor Co., Ltd., Oclaro, Inc., Renesas Electronics Corporation and Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. and made effective as of this month.

The device will be displayed at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition 2013 (OFC) in Anaheim, California from March 19-21.

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, thereby helping to downsize 40Gbps communication facilities and expand high-speed 40Gbps optical transmission networks.