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Lumentum Adds Extended Temperature Range 10G Tunable Small Form Factor (SFP+) Transceiver to Optical Communications Portfolio

Thursday, March 17, 2016

New Device Ideal for Harsh Operating Environments

Milpitas, Calif., March 17, 2016 – Lumentum Holdings Inc. (“Lumentum”) has added a 10G tunable SFP+ optical transceiver for extended temperature ranges (-5°C to 85°C) to its Transmission Components and Modules product lineup. The e-temp T-SFP+ complements Lumentum’s current portfolio of tunable SFP+ and XFP optical transceivers, but offers additional features and low power dissipation capability necessary for high-density applications found at the network edge.

“For remote outdoor installations, or deployments with wide-temperature ranges, this device is ideal and extends the capability of our C-temp tunable SFP+ transceiver products,” said Kevin Affolter, director, product line management, Tunable Transmission. “In addition to meeting the rigorous e-temp requirements with low power dissipation, another key feature is the device’s cold start capability. In extreme conditions, for example a wireless transponder in a remote location, the transceiver self-heats up to minimum operating temperature for optimal data transmission.”

The optical transceiver is a full duplex-serial-electric, serial-optical device with both transmit and receive functions contained in a single module that provides a high-speed serial link at 9.95 to 11.3 Gbps signaling rates. The transceiver supports the enhanced pluggable module SFP+ specification SFF-8431 Rev. 4.1 for the electrical interface, and a full duplex integrated fiber optic transceiver that provides a high-speed serial link at 9.95 to 11.3 Gbps signaling rates. 

Many of these products will be on display in Lumentum’s booth #2200, at OFC 2016, in Anaheim, California from March 20-24, 2016.

About Lumentum

Lumentum (NASDAQ: LITE) is a market-leading manufacturer of innovative optical and photonic products enabling optical networking and commercial laser customers worldwide. Lumentum’s optical components and subsystems are part of virtually every type of telecom, enterprise, and data center network. Lumentum’s commercial lasers enable advanced manufacturing techniques and diverse applications including next-generation 3D sensing capabilities. Lumentum is headquartered in Milpitas, California with R&D, manufacturing, and sales offices worldwide. For more information, visit

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