Sunday, March 22, 2015

NeoPhotonics Intros Low Power 100G Transceiver

NeoPhotonics introduced a new compact and dual rate 100G CFP4 LR4 that requires much less power and is half the size compared to the current generation CFP2 form factor.

The new 100G CFP4 transceiver module, which is targeted at both telecom and datacom applications, is designed to fully comply with the IEEE 802.3 100GBASE-LR4 and CAUI-4 Electrical Interface and OTN OTU4 standards for links up to 10km.  It combines CFP4 MSA and MDIO functionality and is interoperable with previous generation of CFP and CFP2 modules.  The 4-channel PIC-based integrated transmitter utilizes NeoPhotonics proven performance and high volume manufacturing platform of 28G EML lasers and drivers, which enable the best in class module performance, especially in OTN applications, inter-operabability and easy deployment.

“The introduction of our new 100G CFP4 LR4 Client transceiver module underlines our commitment to the ultra-high speed segment of the transceiver market,” said Tim Jenks, Chairman and CEO of NeoPhotonics.  “We are pleased to support our customers with their growing demand for 100G by adding production capacity for our CFP2 LR4, which was released last year,” continued Tim Jenks.

In addition, NeoPhotonics announced a micro-Integrated Coherent Receiver (Micro-ICR) which is designed to fully support the OIF implementation agreement OIF-DPC-MRX-02.0, Type 1. The Micro-ICR has a compact form factor that is approximately one quarter the size of the standard OIF 1.2 Type 1 ICR and one half the size of the new OIF 1.2 Type 2 ICR. It is designed to be used in coherent analog CFP2-ACO pluggable modules as well as in high density line cards.

This week at the Optical Fiber Communications (OFC) Conference in Los Angeles, Neophotonics also plans to demo a 16x16 multicast switch (MCS) without drop side amplifiers. The 16x16 MCS will consist of four modular 4x16 MCSs which can be cascaded to encompass 16 directions.