Stratos Lightwave Announces Industry\’s First Stackable SFF Transceivers

Stratos Lightwave introducing a new family of high-density stackable Small Form Factor (SFF) optical transceivers for Gigabit Ethernet or Fibre Channel applications.
These transceivers, the D21 Series, are the only IEEE 802.3z and ANSI X3.297 compliant stackable optical transceivers on the market today, and Stratos is the world’s first manufacturer to offer Gigabit Ethernet and Fibre Channel transceivers in such compact packaging.
Stratos Lightwave’s new transceivers are ideal for next generation Metropolitan Area Networking (MAN), Storage Area Networking (SAN) and Local Area Networking (LAN) equipment applications, where maximum board density is needed.
These innovative products use multi-die hybrid technology to integrate a dual optical transceiver into a package featuring an industry-standard, MSA-compliant 2 x 10 footprint.
They have industry-standard LC interfaces, and a package height of only 0.75 inches (19.1mm).
The Stratos D21 Series of transceivers will enable OEM customers to design network equipment with doubled port density, while maintaining the traditional levels of performance and reliability required for Gigabit Ethernet and Fibre Channel systems.
All Stratos Gigabit Ethernet transceivers comply with IEEE 802.3z, and the Fibre Channel transceivers comply with ANSI X3.297.
These stackable SFF transceivers exhibit exceptionally low levels of jitter over the full Bellcore / Telcordia operating temperature range of -40o to +85o C.
This enables their use in rough service industrial or outdoor applications such
as FTTH, EPON and POS.
The D21 Series of stackable transceiver are available with 850nm VCSELs, for multimode optical fiber applications with link distances up to 550 meters.
Pricing for Stratos Lightwave’ s Stackable SFF Transceivers depends on whether the Gigabit Ethernet or Fibre Channel version has been ordered, options specified, and quantity needed.
Typical pricing is $60 – $85 per port, in large production quantities. Delivery is typically in 8 to 10 weeks.

For additional technical specifications or application assistance, contact Stratos Lightwave, Inc., 7444 W. Wilson Avenue, Chicago, IL 60706. Phone: 708-867-9600. Fax: 708-867-4140. E-mail: URL:
Stratos Lightwave is a market leader in high data rate optical communications, with a comprehensive line of high-performance, highly reliable fiber optic modules and subsystems. Stratos produced the industry’s first Multimode LED and VCSEL-based LC transceivers for Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet and Fibre Channel applications, and one of the first to offer 1Gbps 1×9-pin SC VCSEL transceivers, 2xFibre Channel Small Form Factor (SFF) transceivers and Small Form-factor Pluggable (SFP) transceivers.
Stratos’ highly miniaturized RJ-Format modules are the industry’s first and most compact multi-port LC optical transceivers.
Stratos Lightwave, Inc. (NASDAQ: STLW) develops, manufactures and sells optical subsystems and components for high data rate networking, data storage, and telecommunications applications.
These optical subsystems are used in local area networks (LANs), storage area networks (SANs), metropolitan area networks (MANs), wide area networks (WANs), and the telecommunications market.
The company also designs, manufactures, and sells a full line of optical components and cable assemblies for use in these networks.