3 March 2012

Opnext to demo first 40G CFP interoperability achieving expanded reach

At the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC 2012) in Los Angeles (6-8 March), optical module and component maker Opnext Inc of Fremont, CA, USA is hosting what it claims is the first interoperability demonstration between a 1550nm-wavelength CFP MSA-compliant module and a 1310nm-wavelength 300-pin MSA-compliant module at 40Gb/s.

The demonstration will show how technology paths for 40G transceiver solutions can support extended reach and lead to the development of smaller, pluggable transceiver technology with single-mode fiber in a 1310nm wavelength.

This technology demonstration, using Opnext’s electro-absorption distributed feedback (EA-DFB) laser, will show how the module achieves 1310nm wavelength performance while interoperating with a currently deployed 1550nm-wavelength-based optical transceiver. Opnext will also show how migration from a 1550nm wavelength to a 1310nm wavelength can be achieved in a smaller form factor such as a CFP4 or QSFP+ module without affecting an existing deployed interface. The firm says that its next-generation 40G designs can offer lower power dissipation with extended reach compared with existing 1550nm-wavelength-based solutions by using an uncooled laser source.

The 40GBASE-FR and SONET/SDH multi-protocol-capable CFP MSA-compliant module is currently sampling. Opnext is showcasing its complete suite of 40G and 100G products in booth #1425 at OFC/NFOEC.

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