PD-LD Provides Direct Replacements for Zarlink Semiconductor Devices

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PD-LD Provides Direct Replacements for Zarlink Semiconductor Devices Drop-in components now available to replace discontinued products

PD-LD, Inc., the worldwide leader in Volume Bragg Grating® (VBG®) technology, announced it will offer direct alternatives for Zarlink Semiconductor devices that have recently been discontinued. PD-LD offers drop-in replacement components to alleviate the need to change existing printed circuit boards.

"These discrete drop-in components provide a replacement solution for companies that relied on Zarlink products," said Tom DeBerardine, Director of Sales for PD-LD. "PD-LD is pleased to be able to offer these components so that manufacturers will not need to discontinue production of their existing products.

Zarlink products that have been discontinued include 1300nm LED transmitters and Photodiode receivers, both of which are designed for operation with multimode optical fiber and used in a wide variety of applications for analog and digital transmission.

PD-LD's products are available in four varying receptacle styles that are compatible with industry standard fiber optic connectors. These components are used by a wide cross section of industries, including communication equipment manufacturers, test instrument producers, video transmission equipment builders, and sensor makers. The components will allow equipment manufacturers to continue to offer their products without having to redesign legacy product lines.

"These drop-in components are just two among the many hundreds of products that we currently offer, but they are important for customers who rely on this technical approach," DeBerardine said. "We are dedicated to making sure that our customers can continue to build the same parts they've always built without interruption."

PD-LD has produced replacements for Zarlink products in the past, recently including WDM duplex devices. Discontinued Zarlink part numbers and corresponding PD-LD part numbers are as follows:

Zarlink Part Number    PD-LD Part Number
MF431ST    PS13L030ST73-B-0
MF431SMA    PS13L030SM13-B-0
MF431FC    PS13L030FC13-H-0
MF431SC    PS13L030SC13-H-0

MF432ST    PDINP075ST73-Q-0
MF432SMA    PDINP075SM13-Q-0
MF432FC    PDINP075FC13-W-0
MF432SC    PDINP075SC13-W-0

WDM Duplex Device    
MF699    PW13ST
MF799    PW85ST

More information about replacement components, and PD-LD's wide range of products, services and patents, can be found on the company's website, http://www.pdld.com.

About PD-LD:
PD-LD, Inc., a photonic packaging company, headquartered in Pennington, N.J. is a U.S. manufacturer and assembler of pigtailed or receptacle mounted fiber coupled laser diodes, LED's, Detectors, high power pulsed lasers and bi-directional devices for the optical communications, test equipment and medical industries. Named one the fasted growing technology companies in N.J., PD-LD provides custom Volume Bragg Grating® (VBG®) elements and VBG stabilized lasers for a variety of applications including Raman Spectroscopy, High Power Lasers and Displays. For more information, visit http://www.pdld.com.

Tom DeBerardine
PD-LD Director of Sales
tomd @ pd-ld.com


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