CST Global’s XG-PON 1270nm 2.5G Lasers show ‘outstanding’ eye diagram performance up to 85°C.

Created September 4, 2019
Technologies and Products

Scotland-based CST Global has announced that samples of its UK-manufactured 1270nm 2.5Gb/s lasers have shown ‘outstanding’ Eye Diagram performance, with Eye Mask Margins of 34% and Extinction Ratios up to 9.3dB. The lasers significantly performed over and above XG-PON, ITU-G.987 specification requirements at temperatures up to 85°C and have exceeded 2000 hours in accelerated life testing. Designed for the world-wide FTTH market, which S&P Global Market Intelligence’s Technology, Media & Telecoms report in 2017, valued at US$7.3 billion in 2019 with a CAGR exceeding 7%, the lasers are available in TO-Can and Die-on-Tape formats.

Euan Livingston, VP Sales and Marketing at CST Global, who is attending CIOE, said, “Our next generation XG-PON 1270nm 2.5G lasers address the worldwide, FTTH market. We are seeing increased demand in this market, especially in China, where the strong preference for UK-sourced materials gives us a unique position as a supplier. The TO-Can and Die-on-Tape formats provide our customers with flexibility in both their design cycle testing and in meeting production demands in 2019 and beyond.”

CST Global is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sivers IMA Holdings AB (Nasdaq First North: SIVE), and is the UK’s leading, independent, III-V opto-electronic, semiconductor foundry.

For more information, visit www.cstglobal.uk

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by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.