Source Photonics Announces Availability of the Industry-First 25G SFP28-LR Transceiver Operating in Industrial Temperature over 20km Single-Mode Fiber


WEST HILLS, Calif., February 20, 2016 (BUSINESS WIRE)– Source Photonics today announces the availability of the industry’s first industrial temperature (i-temp) 25 Gb/s SFP28-LR optical transceiver in the compact SFP+ form factor supporting Wireless and Ethernet applications. Source Photonics launched the industry’s first i-temp 6Gb/s SFP+ products in 2010 supporting 3G CPRI links and 10Gb/s SFP+ products in 2013 supporting LTE CPRI links. The addition of the 25G SFP28-LR transceiver to our product portfolio will continue to position Source Photonics as a leading provider of next generation wireless technology, supporting both Massive MIMO and the 24.33Gb/s CPRI standard for wide bandwidth frequency for air interfaces. The SFP28-LR will also be a key enabler for the 1GB LTE networks.

Based on the SFP+ MSA form factor, the transceiver demonstrates a typical power consumption of 1.5W at 85oC high temperature, and supports up to 20km single-mode fiber transmission. The new Source Photonics SFP28 transceiver operates as a single channel at 25Gb/s and operates at an i-temp case temperature range of -40oC to 85oC. The i-temp performance will ensure that the transceiver can operate in both temperature controlled environments and in uncontrolled environments such as RRH units placed atop cell towers.

Source Photonics is expected to start prototype sampling of the 25 Gb/s SFP28-LR i-temp transceivers in the middle of 2016. For more information, please visit our website at


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Source Photonics is a leading global provider of innovative and reliable technology that enables communications and data connectivity, in next-generation mobile and fixed-line access networks, in metro networks, and in data centers. We invent next-generation solutions to provide data centers with low power, high data rate technology to meet the demands of the rapidly growing cloud data industry. Source Photonics is headquartered in West Hills, California, USA with manufacturing facilities, R&D, and Sales offices worldwide.



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Jasmin Basal
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