EMCORE Expands DOCSIS 3.1 Laser Family with 1310 nm Laser Module for CATV Applications

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., May 20, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EMCORE Corporation (Nasdaq:EMKR), a leading provider of compound semiconductor-based components and subsystems for the fiber optics and space solar power markets, announced today that it has expanded its recently launched DOCSIS 3.1 laser line with the release of the Model 1616A DOCSIS 3.1, 1310 nm DFB Laser Module for CATV (Cable Television) applications. The new 1616A laser module is compliant with the new DOCSIS 3.1 standard, supporting operational bandwidth up to 1.2 GHz.

DOCSIS (Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification) is the standard that facilitates the addition of high-speed data transfer over existing CATV systems for internet access through cable television services. DOCSIS 3.1 is the latest version and is designed to deliver several new benefits to cable companies including greater capacity and speed.  It allows for up to 50 percent more data throughput over the same spectrum to deliver up to 10 Gbps downstream and 1 to 2 Gbps upstream.  DOCSIS 3.1 also decreases the cost-per-bit for data delivery by improving the efficiency of spectrum use.

The 1616A DOCSIS 3.1 laser module features EMCORE's advanced analog chip design and operates over an industrial temperature range from -40° C to +85° C. It has excellent inherent linearity which minimizes degradation of broadcast signals and is fully Telcordia® qualified.

"We are rapidly expanding our DOCSIS 3.1 laser module family to meet growing demand for this fast emerging standard in the CATV industry" said Jaime Reloj, Vice President of Business Development for EMCORE. "The 1616A DOCSIS 3.1, 1310 nm laser is a key enabling component for our customers to build DOCSIS 3.1 compliant 1310 nm systems," added Reloj.

All EMCORE lasers utilize the highly-linear, directly-modulated DFB technology which has become synonymous with the highest-quality, high-speed photonics that drove the wide-scale deployment of fiber optics in CATV networks, satellite earth stations and mobile phone antenna sites. EMCORE's new 1616A laser module extends that heritage of performance and reliability to today's DOCSIS 3.1 standard for 1310 nm applications.

The new 1616A DOCSIS 3.1, 1310 nm and 1752A DOCSIS 3.1, 1550 nm DFB laser modules will be featured along with EMCORE's complete line of CATV components and transmitter systems at  ANGACOM, May 20-22 at the Cologne Exhibition Center in hall 10.1, EQ Photonics booth #Q14.

About EMCORE

EMCORE Corporation offers a broad portfolio of compound semiconductor-based products for the fiber optics and space solar power markets. EMCORE's Fiber Optics business segment provides optical components, subsystems and systems for high-speed telecommunications, Cable Television (CATV) and Fiber-To-The-Premise (FTTP) networks, as well as products for satellite communications, video transport and specialty photonics technologies for defense and homeland security applications. EMCORE's Solar Photovoltaics business segment provides products for space power applications including high-efficiency multi-junction solar cells, Covered Interconnect Cells (CICs) and complete satellite solar panels. For further information about EMCORE, visit http://www.emcore.com.

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EMCORE Corporation
Jaime Reloj
Vice President, Business Development
(510) 896-2126


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