20 September 2010


ECOC news: Opnext and Anritsu demonstrate 40 and 100G CFP module

At the 36th European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communications (ECOC 2010) in Turin, Italy (20-22 September), Opnext Inc of Fremont, CA, USA and Anritsu Corporation have given a public demonstration of the industry's first 100GBASE-LR4 module operating at an OTU4 transmission rate of 111.8 Gbps. The companies also demonstrated a 40GBASE-LR4 transceiver capable of running OTU3 traffic.

Opnext’s TRC5E20FNF-SF000 is a CFP optical transceiver module that conforms to CFP MSA standards. It is hot-swappable and supports 100GBASE LR4 and OTU4 rates using Opnext’s EA-DFB lasers each running up to 28 Gbps. The module transmits and receives via four parallel wavelengths at 25 Gbps each per the IEEE 802.3ba 100GbE and at 28 Gbps each per ITU-T OTU4 projects. The TRC5E20FNF-SF000 CFP is sampling and available to customers.

Opnext’s TRC5B20MN-SW000 CFP optical transceiver can be used to transmit 40GbE as well as SONET / OTU3e traffic using 4 uncooled direct modulated DFB lasers running at up to 11.3 Gbps each. The module conforms to applicable standards and is available to customers now.

"System vendors can confidently design 40 and 100 Gbps system Optical Transport Networks (OTN) that support end-to-end or client-to-DWDM-to client networks," said Tadayuki Kanno, president of Opnext's module business unit. "Opnext's client-side OTU3 and OTU4 technology also comes at a time when coherent 40 and 100 Gbps WDM line-side technology is moving towards deployment phase. The Opnext OTU3 transceiver module expands our 40 Gbps product line for use in next generation high speed switching and routing applications."

"Anritsu's MD1260A 40GbE/100GbE Analyser has been conceived and designed to match the evolving testing needs in today's rush towards 100Gbps," said Alessandro Messina, marketing director for Anritsu's wireline solutions in EMEA. "System vendors are engaging in a new challenge to bring larger broadband in smarter next generation networks, and Anritsu is willing to provide intelligent solutions to support this effort. Together, Opnext and Anritsu today show state of the art combination of Test Equipment and Compact Optical Modules to achieve these goals."

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