Sunday, June 7, 2009

Fujitsu Debuts 2nd Gen 40 Gbps Interfaces for FLASHWAVE 7500

Fujitsu Network Communications has released the second-generation 40 Gbps interfaces for its FLASHWAVE 7500 Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer (ROADM). The new adapters use an innovative Adaptive Differential Phase Shift Keying (ADPSK) modulation scheme and Fujitsu patented Variable Dispersion Compensation (VDC) to enable up to 1.6 Tbps of capacity. The FLASHWAVE 7500 ROADM is an optical hubbing and transport solution widely deployed in traditional telecom carrier and cable operator networks to support core network consolidation, metro/regional capacity relief, and triple-play service delivery.

Three new 40 Gbps units are now available for the FLASHWAVE 7500 ROADM, including the 40 Gbps Transponder, 4:1 Muxponder, and 40 Gbps Regenerator. Primarily intended for 40 Gbps core router interconnection services, the 40 Gbps Transponder provides a full-band tunable network interface and an OC-768 client interface. Supporting four 10 Gbps client interfaces, the 4:1 Muxponder provides an efficient method for aggregating 10 Gbps traffic and quadrupling the capacity of existing 10 Gbps-based networks. The 40 Gbps Regenerator provides electrical signal regeneration for long spans, eliminating the cost and complexity involved with the use of back-to-back transponders.

All units support ITU G.709 Optical Transport Network (OTN) standards for mapping client signals, optical layer performance monitoring, alarm indication signals, and Enhanced Forward Error Correction (EFEC) for improved optical performance. A Fujitsu-patented VDC device is incorporated into each module, permitting 40 Gbps transmission over wavelengths originally designed to have a maximum speed of 10 Gbps. With this flexibility, network planners who face capacity shortages on existing networks can now effectively increase wavelength capacity fourfold and offer new 40 Gbps services without requiring changes to their existing 10 Gbps wavelengths and networks.

"As a leading researcher and systems developer in the photonics industry, Fujitsu continues to advance high-speed optical technology and innovation," said Bill Erickson, senior vice president of planning and development at Fujitsu Network Communications. "With the introduction of our second generation 40 Gbps units we're improving optical performance and reducing the physical size of the 40 Gbps units by 50% as compared to our first generation 40 Gbps cards previously announced in June 2007. Our sizeable investment in core optical R&D provides Fujitsu with a substantial advantage in the development of high speed photonics."