Vitesse Ships Multirate Optical Transceivers

Camarillo-based Vitesse Semiconductor ( has announced new optical components for Fibre Channel and Gigabit Ethernet. The company's new chipset are designed for use in multirate SFP (Single Formfactor Pluggable) modules, and support 1 Gbps, 2Gbps, and 4Gbps speeds in a two-chip solution. The company said that the new integrated chipset should save money and simplify the assembly process for SFP modules.