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Champion ONE launches Bi-Di CWDM SFP transceivers

Champion ONE, a supplier of standards-based compatible transceivers, has announced general availability of its new 2.5Gb/s bidirectional (bi-di) coarse wavelength division multiplexing (CWDM) SFP hot-pluggable transceivers.

This new transceiver supports SONET OC-48, 2G Fibre Channel, 2.4G Common Public Radio Interface (CPRI), and Gigabit Ethernet. For CPRI applications, the bi-di transceiver can support an operating temperature range of -40°C to 85°C.

The transceiver requires only a single strand of singlemode optical patch cable or outside fibre cable. This doubles the number of working services between two locations from four to eight using a single strand of fibre and an 8-channel passive mux/demux filter. This design will enable service providers or network owners to double their capacity or reduce leased fibre costs by half without the expense of laying or trenching new fibre.

Alternatively, providers can also connect the bi-di pair to a dedicated fibre for distances up to 20km. The transceiver also supports remote digital diagnostic monitoring.

“The demand for optical capacity grows every day,” said Champion ONE CEO John Jutila. “With the release of our new single fibre CWDM transceivers, we are able to help network operators optimize their existing fibre infrastructure to dramatically expand their footprint and serve more internal or external customers in a simple and reliable way.”

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