Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The OIF Showcases 100G Components

A the OFC/NFOEC conference in San Diego later this month, the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) will host a showcase of components, modules, and/or other hardware supporting the OIF Physical and Link Layer 100G projects. This will focus on Integrated Photonics Transmitters and Receivers, Forward Error Correction, and Transponders.

OIF member companies that will be participating include Fujitsu Optical Components, NEC, NeoPhotonics, Opnext, Picometrix, Sumitomo Osaka Cement, TriQuint Semiconductor, u2t, and Vitesse Semiconductor.

The OIF noted that its 100G projects cover a number of building blocks for long haul DWDM networks. The Integrated Photonics Transmitter and Receiver projects will define partitioning of photonics sub-components and prepare for a future MSA. The Transponder-Electromechanical project is an MSA for defining a successor to the industry standard 300-pin transponder. The Forward Error Correction project will provide a common basis for a FEC encoder and recommend an upper limit for coding overhead for the 100G optical long haul DWDM communication space.