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Opnext and Anritsu Team Up to Demonstrate 40 and 100G CFP Module Performance during ECOC

Opnext and Anritsu Team Up to Demonstrate 40 and 100G CFP Module Performance during ECOC

September 20, 2010

Opnext, Inc. (NASDAQ:OPXT) and Anritsu Corporation today announced the successful public demonstration of the industry’s first 100GBASE-LR4 module at an OTU4 transmission rate of 111.8 Gbps. The companies also demonstrated a 40GBASE-LR4 transceiver which is also capable of running OTU3 traffic. The demos are featured in the Opnext booth #213 and Anritsu booth #375 during the European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC) being held September 20 - 22 in Turin, Italy.

The Opnext TRC5E20FNF-SF000 is a CFP optical transceiver module that conforms to standards defined in the CFP MSA. The module is hot-swappable and supports 100GBASE LR4 and OTU4 rates using Opnext cutting edge EA-DFB lasers each running up to 28 Gbps. The module transmits and receives via four parallel wavelengths at 25 Gbps each per the IEEE 802.3ba 100GbE and at 28 Gbps each per ITU-T OTU4 projects. The TRC5E20FNF-SF000 CFP module is sampling and available to customers. The Opnext TRC5B20MN-SW000 CFP optical transceiver can be used to transmit 40GbE as well as SONET / OTU3e traffic using 4 uncooled direct modulated DFB lasers running at up to 11.3 Gbps each. The Opnext OTU3 transceiver module conforms to applicable standards and expands Opnext’s 40 Gbps product line for use in next generation high speed switching and routing applications. It complies with the applicable standards and is available to customers now.

“System vendors can confidently design 40 and 100 Gbps system Optical Transport Networks (OTN) that support end-to-end or client-to-DWDM-to client networks,” said Tadayuki Kanno, president of Opnext’s module business unit. “Opnext’s client-side OTU3 and OTU4 technology also comes at a time when coherent 40 and 100 Gbps WDM line-side technology is moving towards deployment phase. The Opnext OTU3 transceiver module expands our 40 Gbps product line for use in next generation high speed switching and routing applications.”

“Anritsu’s MD1260A 40GbE/100GbE Analyser has been conceived and designed to match the evolving testing needs in today’s rush towards 100Gbps.”, said Alessandro Messina, Marketing Director for Anritsu’s wireline solutions in EMEA. “System vendors are engaging in a new challenge to bring larger broadband in smarter next generation networks, and Anritsu is willing to provide intelligent solutions to support this effort. Together, Opnext and Anritsu today show state of the art combination of Test Equipment and Compact Optical Modules to achieve these goals.” Opnext is the founding member of the CFP MSA (Multi-Source Agreement). The CFP MSA has defined a pluggable module suitable for supporting the physical interfaces for both 40 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet.

About Opnext, Inc.
Opnext (NASDAQ:OPXT) is the optical technology partner of choice supplying systems providers and OEMs worldwide with the industry's largest portfolio of 10G and higher next generation optical products and solutions. The Company's industry expertise, future-focused thinking and commitment to research and development combine in bringing to market the most advanced technology to the communications, defense, security and biomedical industries. Formed out of Hitachi, Opnext has built on more than 30 years experience in advanced technology to establish its broad portfolio of solutions and solid reputation for excellence in service and delivering value to its customers. For additional information, visit

About Anritsu
Anritsu Company is the American subsidiary of Anritsu Corporation, a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions for more than 110 years. Anritsu provides solutions for existing and next-generation wired and wireless communication systems and operators. Anritsu products include wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and digital instruments as well as operations support systems for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices for communication products and systems. With offices throughout the world, Anritsu sells in over 90 countries with approximately 4,000 employees.

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