TOKYO, January 20, 2016 - Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today the coming launch of a 10 Gbps optical transmitter for high-speed, large-volume data transmission between base stations and central offices in radio access networks within mobile telecommunication systems. The module, which comprises an electro-absorption modulator laser (EML) and a transmitter optical sub-assembly (TOSA), reduces fluctuations in optical wavelengths for dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM). Mitsubishi Electric will commercially launch its new EML-TOSA on February 1.
The module, which complies with the 10 Gbps Miniature Device Multi Source Agreement (XMD-MSA), features a cylindrical can-type─not box-type─profile suitable for mass production.
In LTE and LTE-Advanced fourth-generation (4G) mobile systems, DWDM has attracted attention as a means of reducing the power consumption of optical transmitter modules that transmit data between base stations and central offices. Mitsubishi Electric's new Can-type EML-TOSA is compatible with DWDM and its TOSA can operate in an industry-leading maximum temperature of up to 95 degrees Celsius.
1) Reduces power consumption of network equipment
- Withstands high temperatures thanks to optimal EML structure
- Reduces power consumption of thermoelectric cooler by approximately 50 percent compared to Mitsubishi Electric's current FU-612REA model
2) Compatible with DWDM and contributes to increased traffic capacity
- Optimal EML structure reduces fluctuations in optical wavelengths due to operating temperatures
3) Helps to reduce the size of optical transmission equipment
- Combines highly compact configuration with capability to operate at temperatures of up to 95 degrees Celsius