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New 20 GHz Bandwidth Optical Receiver


Ewing, NJ -- August 29th, 2000 - For immediate release

Discovery Semiconductors, Inc. introduces the first amplified optical receiver with typical -3 dB bandwidth of 100 kHz to 20 GHz, the Model DSC-R401ER. These fiber-coupled photodetectors are targeted at telecommunication system designers of OC-192/STM-64 systems using the Return to Zero (RZ) format with Forward Error Correction (FEC). To obtain low jitter and clean eye diagrams, systems designers need front-end bandwidth that exceeds the bit rate of 12.3 Gbits per second by 50%. This new InGaAs PIN and preamplifier provides that extra bandwidth along with 100 V/W and 2 Vp-p linear output. Delivery is with the user's choice of optical input connector.


For additional information, including complete product specifications, operational capabilities and pricing, or to discuss your application in detail, please call Discovery at: (609) 434-1311 or fax: (609) 434-1317.

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