Sunday, September 22, 2019

Source Photonics unveils 50G transceivers for 5G mid-haul

Source Photonics unveiled the following portfolio of 5G mid-haul transceivers:

  • 50G QSFP28 LR supporting 50GE link up to 10 km on duplex single mode fiber
  • 50G QSFP28 ER supporting 50GE link up to 40 km on duplex single mode fiber
  • 50G BiDi QSFP28 LR supporting 50GE link up to 10 km on simplex single mode fiber
  • 50G BiDi QSFP28 ER supporting 50GE link up to 40 km on simplex single mode fiber

“We are pleased to announce a comprehensive portfolio of 50Gb/s products, which includes 50G QSFP28 LR & ER and 50G BiDi QSFP28 LR & ER to support 5G mid-haul applications,” said Supriyo Dey, Sr. Director of PLM. “This shows our commitment to support our customers with the growing demand for 50Gb/s products to enable the 5G ramp,” continued Dr. Dey.

Source Photonics will have a live demonstration of the 50G BiDi QSFP28 ER over 40 km fiber at ECOC booth no. 57.

http://www.sourcephotonics.com

Source Photonics showcases 400G at ECOC 2019

At ECOC 2019 this week in Dublin, Source Photonics is demonstrating its complete 400G portfolio with industry partners

Source Photonics’ portfolio of Datacenter and Routing products includes:

  • 400G-DR4 supporting 400GE links over 500m as well as an enhanced reach of up to 2 km (4x100G-FR) with support for breakout into 100G-DR/FR
  • 400G-LR8 supporting 400GE links up to 10 km
  • 400G-ER8 supporting 400GE links up to 40km as technology demonstration

“Successful interoperability between optical transceivers and hosts is crucial to rolling out the next higher data rate connectivity,” said Ed Ulrichs, Director of PLM at Source Photonics. “Together with our partners in the industry, we aim to bring next-generation solutions to our customers and provide the high-speed connectivity they require.”

Source Photonics will show error-free traffic through a link involving Viavi’s ONT 603 unit and QCT’s QuantaMesh BMS T9032-IX9 switch connected with various Source Photonics 400G optical transceivers.

“We take pride as a company in being a part of the faster and more connected cloud scale networks because of our leading-edge portfolio of compute, storage, and networking products,” said Mike Yang, Senior Vice President of Quanta Computer and President of Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT). “QCT is the ideal solutions provider to harness the innovative capabilities of this new switch technology and deliver state-of-the-art 32x400GbE platforms for our web-scale customers worldwide, with best-in-class quality, economics, and time-to-market."

http://www.sourcephotonics.com

OE Solutions announces 50G Bidirectional optical transceiver for 5G

OE Solutions announced a 50G bidirectional SFP28 ER ST optical transceiver.

The new 50G BIDI ER ST transceiver, which is aimed especially at wireless mid-haul applications, operates in the O-band with a standard-temperature (ST) rating in a QSFP28 form factor. It supports a transmission distance of 40km.

The new device joins OE Solutions’ extensive portfolio of 10G, 25G and now 50G optical transceivers for wireless access networks, including front-, mid- and backhaul.

OE Solutions said the ambitious goals of the wide range of performance metrics in the 3GPP release-16 standard, which is expected to be ratified in 2020, will impact the optical access network supporting 5G wireless services dramatically. Much higher capacities need to be delivered to a much larger number of antennas. In addition, compute and storage resources will be required closer to the antennas than was the case for LTE and previous-generation wireless services. As the network architectures evolve to support these changes, new optical transceiver requirements have emerged.

The 50G PAM4 BIDI ER optical transceiver leverages PAM4 encoding to enable 50G duplex connectivity over a single fiber. When considered in conjunction with OE Solutions’ 10G and 25G NRZ BIDI transceivers, service providers can size a single-fiber connection cost-efficiently to match the
bandwidth demand. The 50G PAM4 transceiver employs dual-25G electrical interfaces of a QSFP28 standards-compliant module design. As such, the module offers a simple way to double the bandwidth over a single-fiber link without having to install filters for wavelength multiplexing.

“We are very excited to launch our first 50G transceiver product for wireless access network applications”, said Per Hansen, VP of Marketing and Sales at OE Solutions, and continued “We have a long history of working closely with the leading equipment manufacturers and service providers to
deploy new generations of wireless infrastructure. As 5G increases the bandwidth requirements for the optical part of the access network and new network architectures are being deployed, the industry demands new optical transceivers solutions such as this 50G device, which leverages PAM4
modulation to provide the needed bandwidth, reach and cost-efficiency.”

Visit OE Solutions at ECOC, Booth 226.

https://oesolutions.com/

Scintil Photonics raises EUR 4 million for 800G transceiver prototype

Scintil Photonics, a start-up based in Grenoble, France, announced EUR 4 million in first-round funding for its work in silicon photonic fully integrated circuits.

The company said the funding will be used to develop prototypes (800 Gbps transceiver photonic circuits) in commercial semiconductor foundries in order to sample strategic customers in the data center market. The team and development partnerships, including those with CEA-Leti in France and the University of Toronto in Canada, will be strengthened.

Scintil’s technology enables higher-speed optical communication through the integration of multi-wavelength lasers with silicon photonics standard technology. It also reduces implementation costs by avoiding several packaging steps. Besides developing solutions for high-speed data transmission, Scintil Photonics also targets sensing applications, such as Lidar, an enabling technology for autonomous detection and mobility.

The success of this first tranche of funding reflects investor interest and confidence in the technology and the company founded less than a year ago. Prior to its establishment, in November 2018, by CEO Sylvie Menezo, previously with CEA-Leti, and chairman Pascal Langlois, former CEO of Tronics Microsystems, the start-up project, incubated at CEA-Leti, received initial start-up funding as a winner of i-Lab 2018, a French government-sponsored innovation competition hosted by Bpifrance.

“We are very pleased to have the support of leading French investors to further develop to an industrial level our innovative silicon photonic integrated circuits,” said Sylvie Menezo,CEO of Scintil Photonics. “Integrating lasers onto silicon photonic circuits, mass-produced in commercial silicon photonics foundries using standard manufacturing processes, is a key technology asset of Scintil. ”

https://www.scintil-photonics.com

CIG announces 400G, 200G and 100G optical mModules

Cambridge Industries Group (CIG) announced a full line-up of 400G, 200G and 100G optical modules for datacenter applications at ECOC 2019, Dublin, Ireland. The line of products consists of the following:

  • 400G QSFP56-DD FR4/LR4 and DR4
  • 200G QSFP56-FR4, both digital (DSP) and analog (CDR) versions
  • Next generation 100G QSFP28-DR1/FR1/LR1, CWDM4, LR4


“Adding a full line of 400G, 200G and 100G optical modules into our product offering reaffirms our commitment to bring innovative high-quality, low-cost and low-power technologies into the industry,” said Gerry Wong, CEO of CIG. “Specifically, CIG was one of the first companies to introduce 400G QSFP56-DD FR4 module into the market. Earlier this year, CIG announced the world’s first 200G analog CDR based optical module for datacenter interconnect application which, together with our large scale, high quality automated manufacturing capabilities, allows CIG to quickly meet the needs of the telecom and datacom markets.”

Vladimir Kozlov, Ph.D., Founder and CEO of LightCounting Market Research, added, “Sales of next generation Ethernet transceivers are on track to exceed $200 million in 2019 and reach $4 billion by 2024. Our market forecast report assumes that suppliers will be able to scale up production volumes and reduce cost to enable rapid adoption of next generation Ethernet transceivers.”

CIG’s 400G FR4, 100G single wavelength (100G DR1 and FR1), and legacy 100G (100G LR4 and CWDM4) modules are generally available (GA). 400G DR4 modules will be available in 4Q 2019. 200G FR4 modules based on analog CDR or DSP are under development and expected to sample in early 4Q 2019. GA is expected in late 4Q 2019.

Lumentum to divest certain transceiver product lines to CIG

Lumentum announced plans to sell certain optical transceiver product lines developed and manufactured by its subsidiary Oclaro Japan to Cambridge Industries Group (CIG). The sale is not expected to impact the guidance ranges provided on February 5, 2019 for Lumentum's third fiscal quarter, ending March 30, 2019. Revenue attributable to the products to be sold in the proposed transaction is approximately $20 million of the $50 million to $55 million of datacom revenues previously included in Lumentum's guidance for the third fiscal quarter of 2019.

CIG also entered into a long-term strategic supply agreement for Lumentum's photonic chips.

AWS activates NVIDIA T4 Tensor Core GPUs

Amazon Web Services announced the general availability of G4 instances, a new GPU-powered Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance featuring the latest generation NVIDIA T4 GPUs, custom 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable (Cascade Lake) processors, up to 100 Gbps of networking throughput, and up to 1.8 TB of local NVMe storage.

AWS says these are the most cost-effective GPU instances for machine learning inference to date.

The G4 instances deliver up to 65 TFLOPs of mixed-precision performance, but could also be used cost-effectively for small-scale and entry-level machine learning training jobs that are less sensitive to time-to-train. G4 instances also provide a compute engine for graphics-intensive workloads, offering up to a 1.8x increase in graphics performance and up to 2x video transcoding capability over the previous generation G3 instances. These performance enhancements enable customers to use remote workstations in the cloud for running graphics-intensive applications like Autodesk Maya or 3D Studio Max, as well as efficiently create photo-realistic and high-resolution 3D content for movies and games.

“We focus on solving the toughest challenges that hold our customers back from taking advantage of compute intensive applications,” said Matt Garman, Vice President, Compute Services, AWS. “AWS offers the most comprehensive portfolio to build, train, and deploy machine learning models powered by Amazon EC2’s broad selection of instance types optimized for different machine learning use cases. With new G4 instances, we’re making it more affordable to put machine learning in the hands of every developer. And with support for the latest video decode protocols, customers running graphics applications on G4 instances get superior graphics performance over G3 instances at the same cost.”

AT&T signs new renewable energy purchases

AT&T announced new Virtual Power Purchase Agreements (VPPAs) with Invenergy and Duke Energy Renewables for new wind and solar projects. These purchases push AT&T to over 1.5 gigawatts (GW) of clean energy commitments.

The new purchases will support wind and solar projects, developed by Invenergy, delivering 800 megawatts (MW) of sustainable energy, as well as 160 MWs of wind energy generated by the Frontier Windpower II project, developed by Duke Energy Renewables.

“AT&T is investing in renewable energy because it is good for our planet and our business,” said Charlene Lake, Chief Sustainability Officer & Senior Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility. “AT&T’s new renewable energy purchases are a milestone in our company-wide efforts to help address climate change, and they will deliver important benefits to our bottom line.”

Telecom's $490 Billion Open Source Network Opportunity



“This huge $490B equipment spending opportunity over the next 5 years in communications service provider networks is large but is also complex; and the impact of next-generation SDN is making broadband and 5G deployment easier,” said Chris DePuy, founding analyst for 650 Group. “Operators are now moving to open source on a project and a technology basis gradually. Operators expect to achieve considerable Opex savings while also improving service agility.”


CORD TAM Research Update - Keynote by Chris DePuy, Founding Analyst, 650 Group - ONF Connect 19 from Open Networking Foundation on Vimeo.

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