Mitsubishi Electric to Launch Can-type Optical Transmitter Module for Mobile Networks

Helps to reduce power consumption of radio access networks

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TOKYO, January 20, 2016 - Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today the coming launch of a 10 Gbps optical transmitter for high-speed, large-volume data transmission between base stations and central offices in radio access networks within mobile telecommunication systems. The module, which comprises an electro-absorption modulator laser (EML) and a transmitter optical sub-assembly (TOSA), reduces fluctuations in optical wavelengths for dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM). Mitsubishi Electric will commercially launch its new EML-TOSA on February 1.

The module, which complies with the 10 Gbps Miniature Device Multi Source Agreement (XMD-MSA), features a cylindrical can-type─not box-type─profile suitable for mass production.

10Gbps DWDM Can-type EML-TOSA

10Gbps DWDM Can-type EML-TOSA

In LTE and LTE-Advanced fourth-generation (4G) mobile systems, DWDM has attracted attention as a means of reducing the power consumption of optical transmitter modules that transmit data between base stations and central offices. Mitsubishi Electric's new Can-type EML-TOSA is compatible with DWDM and its TOSA can operate in an industry-leading maximum temperature of up to 95 degrees Celsius.

Product Features

Reduces power consumption of network equipment
- Withstands high temperatures thanks to optimal EML structure
- Reduces power consumption of thermoelectric cooler by approximately 50 percent compared to Mitsubishi Electric's current FU-612REA model
Compatible with DWDM and contributes to increased traffic capacity
- Optimal EML structure reduces fluctuations in optical wavelengths due to operating temperatures
Helps to reduce the size of optical transmission equipment
- Combines highly compact configuration with capability to operate at temperatures of up to 95 degrees Celsius
Sales Schedule
Product Model Transmission length Operating case
temperture range
Shipment date
10 Gbps DWDM
Can-type EML-TOSA
FU-615REA 25 km -40℃ to + 95℃ February 1, 2016

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