Wednesday, August 29, 2012

OIF to Demo Multi-Vendor 100G Interoperability

The Optical Internetworking Forum will host Europe's first demonstration of multi-vendor 100 Gbps channels at the upcoming ECOC 2012 in Amsterdam, Sept. 17-19, 2012.

The demo will show the issued CEI-25G-LR and the draft CEI-28G-VSR implementation agreements and includes seven component suppliers and two test equipment vendors. The OIF's Physical and Link Layer demonstrations will feature host ASICs with VSR SERDES, host PCB traces, optical module connectors, module retimers, active copper cable assemblies, optical transceivers, host ASICs with LR SERDES, backplane PCBs and backplane connectors.

“This demonstration of CEI-28G-VSR shows the ability to reach 100G for next-generation small form factor modules,” said Ed Frlan of Semtech and the OIF PLL Interoperability Working Group chair. “The CEI-25G-LR and CEI-28G-VSR electrical interface and signaling schemes being tested for interoperability support both electrical and optical 100G applications.”
The following companies are participating in the OIF Interoperability 2012; Applied Micro, Avago Technologies, Inphi, Luxtera, Molex, Semtech, and TE Connectivity.  Test equipment used in the demonstration is supplied by Agilent and Tektronix.