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EMCORE Introduces New MEDALLION 8100 Series DOCSIS 3.1 1550 nm CATV Transmitter at ANGACOM 2016 and Unveils Breakthrough Linear Externally-Modulated Laser Technology

ALHAMBRA, Calif., June 06, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EMCORE Corporation (NASDAQ:EMKR), a leading provider of Indium Phosphide (InP) optical chips, components, subsystems and systems for the broadband and specialty fiber optics market, announced today the introduction of the MEDALLION 8100 Series DOCSIS 3.1, L-EMLTM 1550 nm Externally-Modulated CATV Transmitter. The new MEDALLION 8100 will be on display at ANGACOM 2016 in booth #10.2/E39 at the Cologne Congress Center, Cologne, Germany from June 7–9.

The MEDALLION 8100 series of externally-modulated CATV transmitters leverages a breakthrough optical device innovation at their core, the Linear Externally Modulated Laser (L-EMLTM), invented, developed and manufactured exclusively at EMCORE. The L-EMLTM device consists of a high power, low-noise, narrow linewidth laser combined with a proprietary highly linearized modulator in a monolithic assembly. It enables long distance optical link performance approaching traditional lithium niobate-based externally-modulated transmitters, but is more cost-effective for its targeted applications and far exceeds the performance of Distributed Feedback (DFB)-based systems.

The MEDALLION 8100 series provides options to accommodate a broad range of network architectures. The series includes P-Type, C-Type, T-Type and R-Type transmitters. The P-Type transmitters offer a high-performance solution for applications where the simultaneous transport of CATV and Satellite Intermediate Frequency (SAT-IF) signals are required. The SAT-IF signals can be applied anywhere in the 950 to 3500 MHz band.

The C-Type and T-Type series transmitters are for use in node-splitting architectures requiring cost-effective Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM) transmission over medium length fiber distances. They are easily configured to meet most Hybrid Fiber Coaxial (HFC) networks requiring link lengths from 0 to 65 kilometers with one Erbium Doped Fiber Amplifier (EDFA), as well as links utilizing multiple EDFA’s.

The R-Type series transmitters are designed for Fiber-To-The-Premise (FTTP) and Radio Frequency over Glass (RFoG) architectures requiring high-quality transmission over varying transmission lengths and EDFA output powers. These transmitters successfully support very high optical launch powers while controlling the detrimental effects of Stimulated Brillouin Scattering (SBS), Group Velocity Dispersion (GVD), and Self-Phase Modulation (SPM).

“The MEDALLION 8100 series of rack-mount CATV transmitters ushers in a new era of transmission technology for the industry,” said Grant Olecko, Senior Product Line Director at EMCORE. “With the rapid adoption of next generation DOCSIS 3.1 deployments throughout the world, EMCORE recognized the need for a cost-effective solution that overcomes the technical limitations of linear DFB’s, while pushing the boundaries of performance towards traditional, but higher cost, lithium niobate-based solutions,” added Olecko.

“The L-EML innovation offers us a truly disruptive technology in the industry and we are excited to unveil it to the world at ANGACOM,” added Gyo Shinozaki, Vice President of Marketing for EMCORE.

At ANGACOM, EMCORE will showcase its full system level portfolio for CATV including the new MEDALLION 6100 series transmitters, the MEDALLION 8000 series of directly-modulated transmitters, the new MEDALLION 7110 series of low-noise, high power EDFA’s and the MEDALLION 2100 series of optical switches. In addition, EMCORE will also be featuring its full line of DFB butterfly lasers, DOCSIS 3.1 lasers, TO-56 lasers, low-noise optical receivers, broadband photodiodes and components for wireless and Distributed Antenna System (DAS) applications.

EMCORE will be meeting with customers, industry analysts and the media at our booth #10.2/E39 and we invite you to contact us if you would like to schedule a meeting.

About EMCORE

EMCORE Corporation designs and manufactures Indium Phosphide (InP) optical chips, components, subsystems and systems for the broadband and specialty fiber optics market. EMCORE was the pioneer in linear fiber optic transmission technology, and today is a leader in optical components, as well as a provider of complete end-to-end solutions for high-speed communications network infrastructures, enabling systems and service providers to meet growing demand for bandwidth and connectivity. EMCORE’s advanced optical technologies are designed for cable television (CATV) and fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP) networks, telecommunications and data centers, satellite communications, aerospace and defense, wireless networks, and broadcast and professional audio/video systems. With its world-class InP semiconductor wafer fabrication facility, EMCORE has fully vertically-integrated manufacturing capability and also provides contract design, foundry and component packaging services. EMCORE is headquartered in Alhambra, California, USA with InP wafer fabrication operations in Alhambra, and ISO 9001 certified manufacturing in Alhambra and Langfang, China. For further information, please visit http://www.emcore.com.

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Contact: EMCORE Corporation Gyo Shinozaki Vice President of Marketing (626) 293-3616 gyo_shinozaki@emcore.com Media Joel Counter Manager, Corporate Marketing Communications (626) 999-7017 media@emcore.com Investor Erica Mannion Sapphire Investor Relations, LLC (617) 542-6180 investor@emcore.com

Source:EMCORE Corporation