COTSWORKS INC, a leading manufacturer in optical networking and connectivity for harsh environments, is pleased to announce the launch of its latest rugged pluggable transceiver. The EssentialTM transceiver features a high-performance 850nm VCSEL and PIN receiver supporting data rates from 1 to 25G Ethernet as well as 28G Fiber Channel. Operating at industrial temperatures with a link budget above industry standards, the EssentialTM augments the family of COTSWORKS’ products platform.


  • 1, 2.5, 5, 10, 25Gbps Ethernet/1, 2.5, 4, 6, 8, 10, 21, 24, and 28Gbps Fiber Channel protocol support
  • 850nm VCSEL transmitter complying to IEC-60825-1 Class 1 operation at +1 to -5 dBm options
  • 1-10Gbps and 16-28G versions PIN receiver offering better than industry standard sensitivity
  • SFF-8472 compliant control and diagnostics monitor interface
  • ARINC 801 receptacles
  • Board to board pluggable electrical connector
  • Tx/Rx, Dual Tx, and Dual Rx configurations
  • All metal housing with maximum height of 9 mm

For more information on the EssentialTM or other COTSWORKS products, please contact  [email protected] or 440.446.8800.

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