04 September 2019
CST Global has announced that samples of its UK-manufactured 1270nm 2.5Gb/s lasers have shown outstanding Eye Diagram performance, with Eye Mask Margins of 34% and Extinction Ratios up to 9.3dB. The lasers significantly performed over and above XG-PON, ITU-G.987 specification requirements at temperatures up to 85°C and have exceeded 2000 hours in Accelerated Life Testing. Designed for the world-wide, Fibre-To-The Home (FTTH) market (valued at $7.3bn in 2019 with a CAGR exceeding 7%*), the lasers are available in TO-Can and Die-on-Tape formats. Today’s announcement comes ahead of the CIOE exhibition in Shenzhen (4th - 7th September, 2019).
Euan Livingston, VP Sales and Marketing at CST Global, who is attending CIOE, said, “Our next generation XG-PON 1270nm 2.5G lasers address the worldwide, FTTH market. We are seeing increased demand in this market, especially in China, where the strong preference for UK-sourced materials gives us a unique position as a supplier. The TO-Can and Die-on-Tape formats provide our customers with flexibility in both their design cycle testing and in meeting production demands in 2019 and beyond.”
CST Global is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sivers IMA Holdings AB (Nasdaq First North: SIVE), and is the UK’s leading, independent, III-V opto-electronic, semiconductor foundry.
* S&P Global Market Intelligence; Technology, Media & Telecoms report 2017.