Finisar Demonstrates New 400G, 200G and 100G Pluggable Optical Modules and Introduces Flexgrid® Single Low Profile Wavelength Selective Switch at OFC 2017
400G CFP8 FR8 and LR8 Transceivers with PAM4 Technology
During OFC, the company will have multiple demonstrations of its MSA-compliant 400G CFP8 transceiver, which is enabled by 50G pulse amplitude modulation (PAM) technology. PAM4 is a modulation format that has been adopted by the IEEE for 50 Gb/s per lane Ethernet signaling and is expected to become the building block for future 50GE, 100GE, 200GE and 400GE interconnects. CFP8 module is a versatile new form factor, offering the highest date rate commercially available today. The Finisar CFP8 family includes an FR8 version supporting 2km reaches and an LR8 version for 10km reaches, both operating over single mode fiber. The module is ideal for router-to-router and router-to-transport client interfaces.
For the first time ever at OFC, optical cables will span several booths across
the show floor, creating a network of interlocked systems and test equipment platforms. These booths will each display error-free live traffic at 400 Gb/s using working Finisar CFP8 modules as the transmission vehicle. In total, there will be eight working CFP8 samples from
200G QSFP56 LR4 Transceiver for Hyperscale Data Centers
Finisar's new 200G QSFP56 optical module represents an evolution of the highly popular four lane QSFP+ form factor and is ideally suited for hyperscale data centers, and high performance computing (HPC) environments. The
100G QSFP28 eSR4 Transceiver with Longest Extended Reach in the Industry
Finisar's newest 100G QSFP28 extended SR4 (eSR4) module offers the industry's longest reach over multimode fiber (MMF), making it attractive for enterprises and large data centers. While the IEEE 100GBASE-SR4 specification is only 70 meters over OM3 fiber and 100 meters over OM4 fiber, this new QSFP28 eSR4 module enables 300 meters over OM3 fiber and 400 meters over OM4 fiber, which matches reaches commonly deployed for 10G and 40G applications. This extended reach capability ensures that datacenters and enterprises with installed multimode fiber can use the existing fiber plant to seamlessly upgrade to 100G without worrying about incompatibilities that typically result from other modules capable of shorter reaches. The product utilizes parallel optics and could also interoperate in a fan out configuration with four of Finisar's 25G SFP28 eSR extended reach transceivers.
The live demonstration at OFC will show two
Flexgrid® Single Low Profile WSS for Next Generation ROADM Architectures
The single low profile WSS, designed for single-slot ROADM line cards, is the newest addition to the industry's broadest portfolio of Wavelength Selective Switches built on
The live demonstration will feature a 1x9 WSS configured to switch a mix of transceiver and
ASE inputs to a common output port. The set-up will also feature Finisar's High Resolution Optical Channel Monitor (OCM) demonstrating optical spectrum analyzer (OSA) performance in a compact, cost effective optical component.
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