Oplink Introduces Integrated Tap Monitor Array Components

Dec. 5, 2001
Oplink Communications, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of optical components and subsystems, has announced the availability of its Integrated Tap Monitor Array product (ITMA), a compact, multi-channel power monitor for optical networks. Oplink's new ITMA increases module design efficiency by reducing the number of components required while maintaining desired performance levels

Oplink Communications, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of optical components and subsystems, has announced the availability of its Integrated Tap Monitor Array product (ITMA), a compact, multi-channel power monitor for optical networks. Oplink's new ITMA increases module design efficiency by reducing the number of components required while maintaining desired performance levels. It integrates the functionality of an optical coupler and a photodetector while delivering low insertion loss and low dark current with high temperature stability over a wide wavelength range. Easily mounted on a PCB, Oplink's standard 12-pin package can monitor up to 8 channels and is designed for optimal performance over both the C and L bands.

"One of the key requirements for future optical networks is channel monitoring throughout," said Zee Hakimoglu, Oplink's vice president, product line management. "This product is Oplink's solution for reducing the system-level cost of channel monitoring, allowing our customers to produce more cost efficient, high performance optical modules."

In Oplink's continued commitment to delivering the highest value to its customers, the company also offers custom versions of this module with customer-specified number of channels and TAP ratios. Samples of Oplink's ITMA are currently available and production is scheduled to begin first quarter of 2002.

Oplink designs, manufactures and markets fiber-optic networking components and integrated optical subsystems that expand optical bandwidth, amplify optical signals, monitor and protect wavelength performance and redirect light signals within an optical network. Oplink offers a broad line of products that increase the performance of optical networks and enable service providers and optical system manufacturers to provide flexible and scalable bandwidth to support the exponential increase of data traffic on the Internet. The company supplies products worldwide to telecommunications equipment providers.

Oplink is online at www.oplink.com.

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