25 January 2023
OIF hosting largest ever multi-vendor interoperability demo
At the Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC 2023) in San Diego, CA, USA (7-9 March), the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) is hosting the largest ever multi-vendor interoperability demonstration.
In demonstrations in OIF’s booth #5101, a record number of participants — more than 30 OIF-member companies — are participating in four critical areas: 400ZR optics, Co-Packaging architectures, Common Electrical I/O (CEI) architectures and Common Management Interface Specification (CMIS) implementations.
“Given the pace of demand for access to broadband and the revolutionary technical advancements needed to support that demand, interoperability is more important than ever,” says OIF Physical & Link Layer Interoperability Working Group chair Mike Klempa of Alphawave Semi. “This year marks 25 years of industry-changing work bringing together an ecosystem of members to solve some of the network’s greatest challenges, so it’s no surprise that OIF’s demo at OFC will be the largest it’s ever hosted.”
The live and static interoperable optical networking solutions demo at OFC will feature 34 OIF member companies - ADVA; Alphawave Semi; Amphenol; Astera Labs; Cadence Design Systems Inc; Casela Technologies; Ciena; Cisco Systems; Coherent; ColorChip Group; EXFO; InnoLight Technology; Juniper Networks; Keysight Technologies; Lumentum; MACOM Technology Solutions Inc; Marvell; Microchip Technology Inc; Molex; MultiLane Inc; NEC Corp; Nokia; O-Net Communications; Precision Optical Transceivers Inc; Quantifi Photonics; Samtec; Senko Advanced Components; Sicoya; Source Photonics; Sumitomo Electric Industries; Synopsys; TE Connectivity; US Conec and Wilder Technologies.
To commemorate its 25th anniversary during OFC, at 3pm PT on 8 March (in Theater 3) OIF is hosting a special one-hour session ‘Bringing Order to Chaos – OIF’ feature OIF leadership, Karl Gass, OIF and Nathan Tracy, OIF, TE Connectivity, and special guests Stephen Hardy of Lightwave, Vladimir Kozlov of LightCounting, Sterling Perrin of Heavy Reading/Omdia, and Alan Weckel of 650 Group. A celebration reception follows at OIF’s booth #5101 at 4pm PT on 8 March.