Optical Modules Reach Space

C-MAC MicroTechnology has reached an agreement with San Diego's Ultra Communications to co-develop 10-Gb/s optical transmit and receive modules for military and space applications. C-MAC's transceiver will initially provide four transmit and four receive optical channels each running at 2.5 Gb/s using Ultra Communications patented optical core. It will be packaged in a hermetic enclosure and qualified to international military and space standards and the evolving JEDEC standards. According to Chuck Tabbert, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Ultra Communications, "This development with C-MAC will set the bar for ruggedized fiber optic transceivers now and in the future. We believe C-MAC's MIL-PRF 38534 hybrid capability and our optical engine roadmaps are a perfect fit for the expanding high bandwidth data rate needs of advanced satellites and avionics."

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