Press Release Summary:
FLEX-LITE(TM) fiber optic cables are designed for use with nLIGHTEN(TM) multi-channel optical transmitter and receiver modules. 12-channel VCSEL-based parallel optical links offer bandwidth-density. InfiniCor fibers are suited to support high bandwidth requirement of modules. nLIGHTEN 1.25 Gbps parallel fiber optic modules offer 15 Gbps aggregate bandwidth using less than 20 mm of board width. Second generation modules offer >30 Gbps.
Original Press Release:
Gore Launches New High Speed Fiber Optic Cables Using Coring(R) InfiniCor(R) Optical Fiber
Gore's new fiber optic cables, incorporating Corning's multimode fibers, meet the higher bandwidth/density requirements of next-generation parallel fiber optic modules
Newark, Del. and Corning, N.Y. (November 29, 2001) -W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore), a leading supplier of high bandwidth, very short reach (VSR) fiber optic communications modules,
and Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW), a world-leading supplier of optical fiber, today announced that Gore plans to use Corning® InfiniCor® multimode fibers in their fiber optic cables.
Gore's FLEX-LITE(TM) fiber optic cables are designed for use with their nLIGHTEN(TM) family of multi-channel optical transmitter and receiver modules. These 12-channel VCSEL-based parallel
optical links offer bandwidth-density unavailable in copper-based interconnects. InfiniCor fibers are ideally suited to support the high bandwidth requirement of Gore's first and next-generation modules.
The nLIGHTEN 1.25 Gbps parallel optic modules offer 15 Gbps aggregate bandwidth (1.25 Gbps/channel), using less than 20 mm of board width. Gore's second generation of nLIGHTEN
modules at >30 Gbps (>2.5 Gbps /channel) are designed to meet skyrocketing demand for network capacity in proprietary terabit switch/router links.
"In order to meet the market's higher bandwidth-density demands required of our next-generation modules, we need a fiber in our cable that will deliver data over greater distances at very high
speeds," commented Russell Shaller, general manager of Gore's photonics business. "InfiniCor fibers from Coming meet this need, and we anticipate that Corning's product development will
continue to track the needs of the VSR market for high bandwidth optical links."
"We are pleased that Gore has selected Corning InfiniCor fibers for its FLEX-LITE(TM) fiber optic cables", said Subodh Sharma, commercial product manager, Premises Fiber, Corning Incorporated.
"The InfiniCor family of fibers are designed for high bandwidth performance, and ideally suited for high-speed, short reach interconnect solutions such as those targeted by Gore's nLIGHTEN(TM) products."