Seven agree to components standards

Responding to customer complaints about an excess of options in optical-transceiver termination and coupling devices, seven fiberoptic-components suppliers have agreed to a set of standards. They will supply multisource gigabit Ethernet transceivers in the popular, nine-pin packaging styles, with a common termination, biasing, and signal-detect interface. Each company will supply transceivers for single- and multimode fiber with common package footprints and pin definitions. The seven are Sumito

Aug 1st, 1998

Seven agree to components standards

Responding to customer complaints about an excess of options in optical-transceiver termination and coupling devices, seven fiberoptic-components suppliers have agreed to a set of standards. They will supply multisource gigabit Ethernet transceivers in the popular, nine-pin packaging styles, with a common termination, biasing, and signal-detect interface. Each company will supply transceivers for single- and multimode fiber with common package footprints and pin definitions. The seven are Sumitomo Electric Lightwave Corp. (Research Triangle Park, NC), Siemens Microelectronics Inc. (Cupertino, CA), Optical Communication Products Inc. (Chatsworth, CA), Molex Fiber Optics Inc. (Downers Grove, IL), Honeywell`s Micro Switch Division (Freeport, IL), Hewlett-Packard Co. (Santa Rosa, CA), and AM¥Inc. (Harrisburg, PA).

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