Showing posts with label 800G. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 800G. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Keysight and Credo collaborate on 800 GigE testing

Keysight Technologies has collaborated with Credo to enable data center operators  and the respective supply chain to validate the readiness of data center equipment in complex 800 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) environments.

The 800GE testing equipment is comprised of Keysight's G800GE Forward Error Correction- (FEC) Aware and Compliance test system using Credo’s Active Electrical Cable (AEC) connectivity solution. The AECs are key to ensuring signal integrity for copper cabling lengths greater than two meters. Long reach capabilities are essential to connect the data center servers to a top of rack (ToR) switch.

"The move to 800GE presents DCOs and vendors in the supply chain with new challenges to validate chips, optical transceivers, or networking equipment port electronics,” said Ram Periakaruppan, vice president and general manager, Keysight's Network Test and Security Solutions group. "The unique combination of the Keysight G800GE test system and Credo's 800GE AEC technology addresses the interoperability challenges and enables the data center community to accelerate validation of 800GE devices and network infrastructure.”

"Keysight's G800GE test system with 400GE/200GE/100GE per port fan-outs meets the performance and verification needs of 800GE interconnect and infrastructure," said Don Barnetson, vice president of product at Credo. "It is very exciting to see Keysight leverage our HiWire LP CLOS AEC 800 in their 800GE test and validation platform. The performance of this AEC is not only enabling next generation hypsercale data center implementations, but is also a valued component of the infrastructure making those implementations possible.”

http://www.keysight.com

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Finland's research net carries 800G over 2000 km with ADVA

The Finnish University and Research Network (FUNET) successfully transmitted a 800 Gbps channel over 2,000 km over its live network using the ADVA FSP 3000 TeraFlex CoreChannel.

The field trial used ADVA’s new CoreChannel sled featuring 140GBd sub-carrier technology and 150GHz channel spacing. ADVA said the trial set a new benchmark for the industry's longest reach for a single-channel 800 Gbps transmisison.

“ADVA’s FSP 3000 TeraFlex CoreChannel at 800 Gbps speed delivered impressive reach during our tests and was stable throughout the month-long test period when we ran it on our nationwide ADVA open line system. The new 800 Gbps channel technology will give us more flexibility to choose optimum modulation per use case to improve spectral efficiency. And, more importantly, it maps efficiently to 400GbE client services,” said Jani Myyry, senior network specialist, CSC/FUNET. 

“This field trial demonstrates that our network can smoothly support future requirements and deliver even more to our users in the Finnish research and education community. It also will strengthen our confidence that the first multi-Terabit services we aim to deliver early next year together with other Nordic research and education networks can be implemented successfully.”

“It’s fantastic to see our FSP 3000 TeraFlex™ with CoreChannel™ sled pass this major test with such flying colors. Even over the FUNET network’s longest distances, the solution surpassed expectations and showed how incredible speeds are now possible at the lowest possible cost per bit per kilometer,” commented Cornelius Fürst, director, product line management, ADVA. “One of the reasons our FSP 3000 TeraFlex™ CoreChannel™ is able to provide such great long-haul performance is that it carries data at 800Gbit/s using a 150GHz window. Not only does this help to reduce complexity and avoid stranded bandwidth, but it also makes the technology future-proof. 150GHz is the channel spacing that offers the best balance between fiber capacity and optical reach. That’s why it’s gaining traction across the industry and why our open FSP 3000 TeraFlex™ CoreChannel™ sled is ready for new innovation further down the line.”


https://www.adva.com/en/newsroom/press-releases/20211104-funet-and-adva-score-industry-first-in-800g-long-haul-demo

ADVA's CoreChannel transmits 800G over 1,600-km

ADVA introduced its CoreChannel technology with the power to transmit 800 Gbps over more than 1,600 km using 140GBd sub-carrier technology, representing an improvement in reach of over 50% compared with 95GBd technologies.

ADVA says the new CoreChannel sled for FSP 3000 TeraFlex platform is now being trialed by major carriers and R&E network operators. Compatible with deployed infrastructure, the new solution delivers industry-leading SNR requirements making it resilient to transmission impairments. Along with the bandwidth flexibility and fractional QAM capabilities of the TeraFlex terminal, this ensures 800 Gbps transport with highest efficiency, highest performance and lowest cost. Featuring multi-rate client support, the CoreChannel™ sled can transport any mix of 400GbE, 100GbE and 10GbE services, providing customers with flexibility and protecting their investment as they migrate to higher speeds.

“Network operators across the planet have been harnessing our FSP 3000 TeraFlex to unlock the full potential of their fiber assets. Our compact, plug-and-play terminal offers a simple and cost-efficient way to maximize the capacity of optical infrastructure. Today we’re making it even more powerful with the introduction of our CoreChannel™ sled. Customers can now transport data at 400Gbit/s and 800Gbit/s over longer distances than ever before with a solution that delivers the lowest possible cost per bit per kilometer,” said Christoph Glingener, CTO, ADVA. “Our FSP 3000 TeraFlex™ CoreChannel™ technology offers an enormous boost to operators transmitting services across countries and continents. What’s more, long-haul transport with TeraFlex™ CoreChannel™ is even more efficient and reliable thanks to its superior link signal-to-noise (SNR) requirements and higher network performance.”

Sunday, October 31, 2021

Credo announces 800G HiWire Active Electrical Cables

Credo announced its new 800G HiWire LP CLOS Active Electrical Cable (AEC) for distributed, disaggregated chassis (DDCs) used in hyperscale infrastructure. 

The new 8 x 112G per lane copper cable interconnect is the first member of Credo’s 800G AEC family.



At just 32AWG, 800G AECs are about as thick as standard Cat6e cabling. This narrower gauge reduces cabling volume by up to 75% versus passive copper DACs. LP CLOS AECs are available in lengths up to 2.5m. Credo’s new AECs consume half as much power as optical cabling solutions and feature superior reliability with up to 100 million hours of Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF).

The LP CLOS AEC 800 PAM4 cables come in QSFP-DD800 (Quad Small Form Factor Pluggable Multi-Source Agreement Group) and OSFP (Octal Small Form Factor Pluggable) types. Integrated Credo retimers enable the cable to achieve high performance without needing additional external components, simplifying the design and lowering system cost and power. The new 800G AECs are identified by their distinctive HiWire purple color sheath. 

Credo is sampling the LP CLOS AEC 800 now with general availability expected in early 2022.

Credo says that  at 400G and higher, AECs offer greater signal integrity and break through the physical weight, bend radius, and range limits of passive copper Direct Attached Cables (DACs). 

“Credo sees 800G as the point where passive DACs hit the wall – they are far too thick and rigid for many customer applications and impose a high cost and engineering burden on switch manufacturers,” said Don Barnetson, Vice President of Product at Credo. “Credo’s new 800G LP CLOS AECs route like Cat6 cables and offer up to 100 times better reliability and half the power of optical cabling solutions. The future of connectivity is clearly purple.”

https://www.credosemi.com/credo-hiwire-lp-clos-aec-active-electrical-cable

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Credo debuts 400G and 800G MACsec devices

Credo introduced its Osprey family of second-generation Media Access Control Security (MACsec) solutions for 400G and 800G networks. 

Credo’s high-speed Osprey MACsec devices address security requirements for various Ethernet data link configurations. Credo's latest 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) cipher technology is integrated to deliver increased data security to critical high-speed data links between servers, switches, and routers. Osprey devices are Cryptographic Algorithm Validation Program (CAVP) certified by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Credo says the new Osprey devices deliver a 40% power savings versus competing devices and allow Credo to deliver the industry’s most comprehensive family of PHY devices to support the IEEE 802.1AE MACsec and Internet Protocol Security (IPsec) standard for 10G through 400G port interconnects used in the most demanding data center environments.

“Credo is extending our established MACsec leadership with the lowest power MACsec solutions in the industry — the new Osprey 400 and Osprey 800. Osprey devices consume 40% less power than competing devices with the same throughput,” said Scott Feller, Vice President, Marketing at Credo. “The ability to deliver solutions that enable 400G-800G secure connectivity, within the defined power envelope, is the reason hyperscale cloud data centers worldwide have selected Credo MACsec solutions,” Feller continued.

The Osprey 400 and Osprey 800 devices are in mass production. 

https://www.credosemi.com/line-card-osprey-400

https://www.credosemi.com/line-card-osprey-800


Thursday, September 30, 2021

FS teams with Source Photonics on 800G pluggable transceivers

FS.COM, a high-speed communication solution provider for data centers, enterprises, and telecom networks, has formed a strategic cooperation with Source Photonics for 800G pluggable transceivers — 2x400G-FR4 QSFP-DD, 2x400G-FR4 OSFP, 800G DR8 QSFP-DD and 800G DR8 OSFP — to serve hyperscale data centers. Volume shipment is expected to start in Q1'2022.


John Wang, President at Source Photonics said: "Partnering with FS represents a great opportunity for Source Photonics to further expand our presence to serve a broader range of customers. FS has already demonstrated its capability to apply its excellent expertise to various market segments."

800G DR8 OSFP

  • Supports 500m, 2km and 10km
  • Supports 8x100GbE and 2x400GbE breakout applications
  • Compliant with IEEE P802.3ck D2.2 and IEEE 802.3cu-2021 standards
  • Compliant with OSFP MSA
  • Supports MPO-16 & Dual MPO-12 for backward compatible to 2x400GbE DR4 breakout

800G DR8 QSFP-DD

  • Supports 500m, 2km and 10km
  • Supports 8x100GbE and 2x400GbE breakout applications
  • Compliant with IEEE P802.3ck D2.2 and IEEE 802.3cu-2021 standards
  • Compliant with QSFP-DD800 MSA HW Rev 6.01 Type 2A with MPO-16 connector

2x400G-FR4 OSFP

  • Supports 2km, 6km and 10km
  • Compliant with IEEE P802.3ck D2.2 and IEEE 802.3cu-2021 standards
  • Compliant with OSFP MSA
  • Supports Dual CS & Dual LC for legacy fiber plants

2x400G-FR4 QSFP-DD

  • Supports 2km, 6km and 10kmCompliant with IEEE 802.3cu-2021
  • Compliant with IEEE P802.3ck D2.2
  • Compliant with QSFP-DD800 MSA HW Rev 6.01 Type 2A with Dual CS connector


http://www.sourcephotonics.com

http://www.fs.com

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Spirent and MultiLane collaborate on QSFP-DD 800G testing

Spirent Communications has partnered with MultiLane, a global leader in data center interconnects, to offer vendor-neutral testing solutions supporting the 800G ecosystem. 

Specifically, Spirent and MultiLane are working together to resolve QSFP-DD800 testing challenges. 

QSFP-DD800 is one of the first port standards that uses individual electrical 100G lanes. The design, optimization, and fabrication of these 100G lanes presents a significant challenge for host and pluggable developers alike. The partnership facilitates the test and verification of QSFP-DD hardware, including transceivers, switches that use these transceivers, and hyperscaler use cases.


“Successful 100G electrical lane design requires novel techniques and robust test procedures,” said Kees Propstra, Vice President of Marketing at MultiLane. “Our joint effort with Spirent to tackle these challenges facilitates the transition to the 800G node, the next frontier in data center interconnects.”

Spirent offers 800G validation solutions for the entire ecosystem, with support for various speed modes including 1x800G, 2x400G, 4x200G and 8x100G. The company helps its customers qualify equipment so they can determine which supplier will best meet their requirements. For partners, Spirent provides a neutral test solution to validate their vendors.

“Spirent has developed a comprehensive, end-to-end 800G testing suite that leverages our decades of experience in Ethernet testing,” said Aniket Khosla, VP of Product Management, Cloud and IP at Spirent Communications. “Our partnership with MultiLane will assure successful deployments of this complex new technology while helping customers improve product quality and ensure reliable, high-quality user experiences.”

Multilane's 800G test solutions include QSFPDD-800 thermal load loopbacks, module/host compliance boards and noise injection Bit Error Rate Testers (BERTs).

http://www.spirent.com/HSE

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Amphenol demos 112Gb/s interconnect with eTopus

Amphenol and eTopus Technology announced a high-speed backplane connector based on 112Gb/s four-level pulse amplitude modulation (PAM4) technology.

"ExaMAX2 has been proven in many designs as a reliable solution for 112G speed application," said David Jiang, Amphenol Global Product Manager for ExaMAX and ExaMEZZ. "We are very happy to work with eTopus and present this end-to-end demonstration to our customers. All selected ExaMAX2 parts are high-volume-production-ready. We are so proud that Amphenol is the first company that can provide multiple production-ready 112G high speed backplane connector solutions based on customer performance and cost requirements."

"We are excited to work with an industry interconnect leader like Amphenol and validate their ExaMax2 connector and 1 meter copper cable with our 112Gb/s SerDes IP. This end-to-end demonstration provides a clear upgrade path for modular platforms to double the line card bandwidth from 12.8Tb/s to 25.6Tb/s with electrical signaling and their chassis dimension," said Harry Chan, CEO of eTopus. "We are exceptionally pleased with the low bit error rates with no channel impairment concern when utilizing the new Amphenol connector with our latest 112G ePHY SerDes. Robust and reliable connections are critical to broad deployment of 112G copper connectivity."

http://www.eTopus.com

https://www.amphenol.com/


Viavi announces 800G QSFP-DD pluggable module test solution

Viavi Solutions announced support for QSFP-DD800 testing, accelerating the production of 800G network infrastructure. The VIAVI ONT XPM is the first lab validation system to offer support for both OSFP800 and QSFP-DD800 modules.

Viavi said its ONT XPM module is the industry's first fully-integrated test product for pluggable 800G transponders based on 100G electrical lane speed. The solution provides full coverage for both framed and unframed traffic generation and analysis. In addition to support for the Quad Small Form Factor Pluggable Double Density (QSFP-DD) 800G specification, the ONT XPM module also offers unique applications like TraCol, forward error correction (FEC) analysis and dynamic skew, specifically focused on the challenges of debugging the 100G PAM-4 electrical lanes used in 800G equipment and infrastructure.

"The VIAVI ONT Optical Network Tester is the established industry reference for pluggable optical module development, validation and test," said Tom Fawcett, Vice President and General Manager, Lab and Production Business Unit, VIAVI. "With support for QSFP-DD800 modules, we are further solidifying our customers' ability to accelerate their manufacturing operations to ensure they are first to bring new 800G network equipment to market."

https://www.viavisolutions.com/en-us/news-releases/viavi-augments-ont-800-xpm-modules-speed-800g-products-market

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Orange multi-core fibre with Infinera ICE6 800G

Orange Polska, in collaboration with Infinera and InPhoTech group, demonstrated the ability to transmit 11.2 Tb/s using multi-core fiber and Infinera ICE6 800G technology. 

The multi-core fiber, which was developed within the InPhoTech group in cooperation with the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin and with the support of the Photonics and Fibre Optics Cluster, allows transmission in seven parallel cores simultaneously.

The experiment used two channels sending data at a speed of 1.6 Tb/s, in each of the 7 cores simultaneously. This gave a total transmission of 11.2 Tb/s. The quality of the signal measured by such parameters as Q-factor and bit error rate (BER) was fully compliant with the applicable standards.

“At Orange Polska, we know how important technological innovations are, and we are constantly testing new, advanced telecommunication solutions. We also know that the demand for high-speed transfer is growing rapidly, and the pandemic-driven spread of remote online work, learning and commerce has further accelerated this growth. In the near term, the next challenge in this area will be the deployment of the 5G technology. That’s why we’re constantly investing in the development of our infrastructure, while keeping a watchful eye on the R&D activities of industry manufacturers that could help us deliver reliable services to our customers in the future,” said Piotr Jaworski, Management Board Member in charge of Network and Technology.

“We are delighted to have partnered with Orange and Infinera to achieve record transmission. We are a pioneer in the development of next-generation multi-core optical fibres. By combining our product with Infinera’s innovative technology and testing them in Orange’s innovation lab, we were able to demonstrate record-breaking data capabilities,” said Tomasz Nasiłowski, Ph.D., President of the Board of InPhoTech.

“Thanks to our tests, we already know that the transmission capability in seven-core C-band fibre is as high as 296 Tb/s. These are record numbers, but not the end of our capabilities. Using the entire transmission spectrum, i.e. all available bands – our fibre will be able to achieve throughputs at the level of petabits per second (Pb/s) or thousands of terabits. I am glad that our Polish optical fibre is becoming a real answer to the global telecommunication barriers,” said Krzysztof Witoń, CEO of IPT Fiber responsible for the deployment of multi-core fibre optics.

“The success of the ICE6 trial with Orange and InPhoTech highlights the tremendous value provided by Infinera’s innovative 800G solution, which can seamlessly and effectively perform across standard fiber and new fibers like InPhoTech’s innovative multicore fiber,” – said Jan Peters, VP Business Development Infinera.

https://www.infinera.com/press-release/infinera-orange-poland-inphotech


NTT demos 118 Tbit/s transmission on multi-core fibre

NTT, together with six partners, KDDI Research, Sumitomo Electric Industries, Fujikura, Furukawa Electric, NEC and Chiba Institute of Technology (CIT), announced a demonstration of what is claimed as the highest transmission capacity of 118.5 Tbit/s using a multi-core fibre with four optical paths within the same diameter as currently used fibre.NTT noted that a conventional glass diameter of 125 µm in accordance with the international standard enables...


Thursday, July 29, 2021

OIF's IA for High Bandwidth Coherent Driver Modulator -- 800G and up

OIF announced an Implementation Agreement (IA) for High Bandwidth Coherent Driver Modulator (HB-CDM) 2.0. This IA builds upon the HB-CDM 1.0 IA, released in November 2018, and leverages the same form factor.

The HB-CDM 2.0 follows the integrated laser and coherent receiver standards from OIF in enabling next-generation compact, high-performance coherent networking solutions. Since OIF’s HB-CDM 1.0 was released for 64 Gigabaud (GBd), enabling 400Gbps coherent systems, the market has seen a need for increased network capacity and higher performance. The HB-CDM 2.0 leverages the original Type 1 form factor for compatibility with existing systems and also includes a Flexible Printed Circuit (FPC) as an alternate interface and higher performance RF pitch options for extended rates for future systems.


“OIF’s HB-CDM 1.0 standard was a critical new component enabling optimized 400G+ metro and long-haul coherent networks, supporting the industry need for more capacity with a standardized footprint, interface and performance,” explained Technical Editor of the OIF HB-CDM 2.0 IA, Richard Ward, Intel. “The HB-CDM 2.0 is a natural extension covering 128GBd in coherent technology for 800G per wavelength and beyond coherent systems. The market demand reinforces OIF’s critical role in creating solutions to fulfill industry requirements and accelerating market adoption of optical networking technologies.”

http://www.oiforum.com


Sunday, June 13, 2021

Hengtong Rockley demos 800G QSFP-DD800 DR8 pluggable

Hengtong Rockley Technology Co. announced an 800G QSFP-DD800 DR8 optical module based on EML technology.

There are two main form factors for 800G MSA: OSFP and QSFP-DD800. Because of the tight space, QSFP-DD800 module design has been considered as the most challenging, in term of layout, signal integrity and thermal management. 

Hengtong Rockley is adapting 7nm DSP with built-in drivers, and COB structure to achieve this 800G QSFP-DD800 DR8 design, the total module power consumption is around 16W. Sampling is expected later hits year and commercial production is expected in the second half of 2022. Hengtong Rockley also plans to have 800G optical module based on Silicon Photonics technology in 2022.

Hengtong Rockley Technology Co.is a joint venture established by Hengtong Optic-Electric Co., Ltd., China and Rockley Photonics Limited, UK. Hengtong Rockley is based in Suzhou, China.


Tuesday, June 8, 2021

ADVA's CoreChannel transmits 800G over 1,600-km

ADVA introduced its CoreChannel technology with the power to transmit 800 Gbps over more than 1,600 km using 140GBd sub-carrier technology, representing an improvement in reach of over 50% compared with 95GBd technologies.

ADVA says the new CoreChannel sled for FSP 3000 TeraFlex platform is now being trialed by major carriers and R&E network operators. Compatible with deployed infrastructure, the new solution delivers industry-leading SNR requirements making it resilient to transmission impairments. Along with the bandwidth flexibility and fractional QAM capabilities of the TeraFlex terminal, this ensures 800 Gbps transport with highest efficiency, highest performance and lowest cost. Featuring multi-rate client support, the CoreChannel™ sled can transport any mix of 400GbE, 100GbE and 10GbE services, providing customers with flexibility and protecting their investment as they migrate to higher speeds.

“Network operators across the planet have been harnessing our FSP 3000 TeraFlex to unlock the full potential of their fiber assets. Our compact, plug-and-play terminal offers a simple and cost-efficient way to maximize the capacity of optical infrastructure. Today we’re making it even more powerful with the introduction of our CoreChannel™ sled. Customers can now transport data at 400Gbit/s and 800Gbit/s over longer distances than ever before with a solution that delivers the lowest possible cost per bit per kilometer,” said Christoph Glingener, CTO, ADVA. “Our FSP 3000 TeraFlex™ CoreChannel™ technology offers an enormous boost to operators transmitting services across countries and continents. What’s more, long-haul transport with TeraFlex™ CoreChannel™ is even more efficient and reliable thanks to its superior link signal-to-noise (SNR) requirements and higher network performance.”

https://www.adva.com/en/newsroom/press-releases/20210608-adva-launches-teraflex-corechannel-for-industrys-longest-800g-reach


Monday, June 7, 2021

Marvell samples first 1.6T Ethernet PHY with 100G PAM4 I/Os in 5nm

Marvell has begun sampling the industry's first 1.6T Ethernet PHY with 100G PAM4 electrical input/outputs (I/Os) in 5nm, enabling next-generation 100G serial-based 400G and 800G Ethernet links for high-density switches. The doubling of the signaling rate creates signal integrity challenges, driving the need for retimer devices for high port count switch designs. It's critical that retimer and gearboxes used for these applications are extremely power efficient. Implemented in the latest 5nm node, the Marvell 800GbE PHY provides a 40% savings in I/O power compared to existing 50G PAM4 based I/Os.  

The Marvell 1.6T PHY incorporates the company's 112G 5nm SerDes solution that was announced in November of last year, offering breakthrough performance with the ability to operate at 112G PAM4 across channels with >40dB insertion loss. This 112G 5nm SerDes technology will be designed in Marvell's industry-proven Prestera® switch portfolio across data center, enterprise and carrier segments. It has also been adopted for use by multiple customers of Marvell's 5nm ASIC offering in high-performance infrastructure applications across a variety of markets.

The company says its new Alaska C PHY accelerates the transition to 100G serial interconnects and doubles the bandwidth speeds of the previous generation of PHYs to bring scalability for performance-critical cloud workloads and applications such as artificial intelligence and machine learning.      

Marvell notes that its new 88X93160 is the industry's first PHY device fully compliant with IEEE's 802.3ck standards for 100G serial I/Os and the Ethernet Technology Consortium's 800GbE specifications. The device supports Gearboxing functionality which helps data center operators get the full bandwidth capabilities of the switch ASICs with 100G serial I/Os while interfacing with existing 50G PAM4 based 400G optical modules.

"Data center demand for 400GbE and beyond is experiencing exponential growth," said Achyut Shah, senior vice president and general manager of Marvell's PHY business unit. "We are very proud to offer the industry's first dual 1.6T PHY with 100G PAM4 I/Os designed for cloud data centers. Our 112G SerDes in 5nm boasts industry-leading power and greatly enhances the value that high-speed Ethernet brings to cloud data center applications."

http://www.marvell.com

Marvell completes acquisition of Inphi

Marvell Technology completed its previously announced acquisition of Inphi Corporation.  The combination creates a U.S. semiconductor powerhouse positioned for end-to-end technology leadership in data infrastructure.“I am excited to welcome the Inphi team to Marvell and look forward to realizing the tremendous value creation potential of this combination for our customers, employees and shareholders. Together we will have the portfolio, capabilities,...

Marvell announces first 112G 5nm SerDes

Marvell introduced the first 112G 5nm SerDes solution that has been validated in hardware. The company also confirmed that it has recently secured a new custom ASIC design win customer that will embed this new IP to build next generation top-of-rack (ToR) and spine switches for leading hyperscale data centers.The Marvell 5nm SerDes solution doubles the bandwidth of current systems based on 56G while enabling the deployment of 112G I/Os. The device...


Sunday, June 6, 2021

OSFP MSA completes specification for 800G modules

The Octal Small Form Factor Pluggable (OSFP) Multi Source Agreement (MSA) group has published its OSFP 4.0 Specification for 800G OSFP modules. 

While the OSFP module was designed from the beginning to support 800G performance, the OSFP 4.0 specification adds support for dual 400G and octal 100G breakout modules with dual LC, dual Mini-LC, dual MPO and octal SN/MDC fiber connector options.

“At 800G, the number of use cases involving aggregation or breakouts are increasing,” said Andreas Bechtolsheim, OSFP MSA Chair. “Being able to use existing standard fiber connectors for these breakout ports is a key issue since it avoids the optical performance impact and cost of fiber adaptor cables, splitter cables or patch panels.”

“Cloud operators have deployed tens of millions of LC and MPO fiber connectors with existing optics transceivers,” said Sameh Boujelbene, Senior Director at Dell’Oro Group. “A smooth transition from single port to dual port 400G optics in the 800G form factor requires backward compatibility with this large installed base of fiber connectors.”

“The ability to do rolling networking upgrades in existing cloud data centers is essential since cloud data centers are always on,” said Alan Weckel, Founding Technology Analyst at the 650 Group. “As the Cloud grows in size, the majority of equipment installed goes into existing facilities, a very different dynamic compared to previous upgrade cycles. Being able to install new network switches without replacing millions of installed fiber connectors is one of the most important issues customers are facing as they transition to 800G optics form factor modules.”

“The OSFP 4.0 specification offers customers compatibility with existing fiber connectors and a broad choice of potential optical breakout options, which will likely become even more important with the upcoming early adoption of 800GbE data center switching starting next year,” said Seamus Crehan, President of Crehan Research.

With the 800G OSFP module specification completed, the OSFP MSA has sponsored a working group that is defining 200G/Lane electrical specifications to support 1600G OSFP modules. When this activity is completed, this development will be merged into a future OSFP 5.0 Specification.

“We have received strong interest from OSFP MSA members to start the 200G/Lane Electrical Signaling Group,” said Brian Kirk, Director of Engineering, Amphenol Corp. “Based on the work done so far, we are confident that the OSFP module will be able to support 200G electrical signaling speed per lane in a backward compatible fashion.”

“1600G-OSFP enables next-generation switch designs with up to 57.6T bandwidth per rack unit,” said Nathan Tracy, Technologist at TE Connectivity. “It is remarkable that the OSFP can support this level of bandwidth density in a pluggable form factor.”

https://www.osfpmsa.org/press-releases/pr-20210603.html

Source Photonics announces 800G optical transceivers

Source Photonics unveiled a suite of 800G optical transceivers for data center and telecom applications. Sampling is expected to start in Q3.

Here are the highlights:

800G DR8 OSFP & QSFP-DD800

  • Support 500m, 2km and 10km reaches for 800G-DR8, 800G-DR8+ and 800G-DR8++, respectively
  • Support 8x100GbE and 2x400GbE breakout modes
  • Compliant to IEEE P802.3ck and IEEE 802.3cu-2021 standards
  • Complaint to OSFP Multi Source Agreement (MSA) and QSFP-DD800 MSA
  • 800G DR8 OSFP supports
    • MPO-16
    • Dual MPO-12 for backward compatible to 2x400GbE DR4 breakout
  • 800G DR8 QSFP-DD800 supports MPO-16


2x400G FR4 OSFP & QSFP-DD800

  • Support 2km, 6km and 10km reaches for 2x400G-FR4, 2x400G-LR4-6 and 2x400G-LR4-10, respectively
  • Compliant to IEEE P802.3ck, IEEE 802.3cu-2021 and 100G Lambda MSA standards
  • Complaint to OSFP MSA and QSFP-DD800 MSA
  • 2x400G FR4 OSFP supports
    • Dual CS
    • Dual LC for legacy fiber plants
  • 2x400G FR4 QSFP-DD800 supports Dual CS


“Multiple 800G transceiver offerings in different form factors and optical interfaces will be available to support optical connectivity between transport, routing and switching equipment,” said Sheng Zhang, CTO at Source Photonics. “These transceivers will be available for customer samples starting Q3’21 to address the demand that has been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic.”


https://www.sourcephotonics.com/

Monday, May 17, 2021

Viavi introduces 800G FLEX XPM test module

Viavi Solutions announced the expansion of the VIAVI ONT solution portfolio with the 800G FLEX XPM Module  the first fully integrated test product for pluggable 800G transceivers that utilize 100G electrical lane speed, with integrated test applications. 

The company said its 800G FLEX XPM Module provides a wide range of critical test and measurement capabilities that manufacturers need to design and validate 800G optical modules based on 100G electrical signaling. The module has been designed for IC development and validation test, 800G transponder testing and vendor selection, system verification test, and manufacturing test. Key features include: support for 2x400GE, 8x100GE, 4x200GE and 1x800G unframed; dynamic skew; forward error correction (FEC) validation; and automation integration with the VIAVI ONT family.

"Working with the major equipment manufacturers and service providers around the globe, we've seen clearly that 800G is moving faster toward implementation than it was a year ago," said Tom Fawcett, Vice President and General Manager, Lab & Production Business Unit, VIAVI. "VIAVI's leadership in optical network test ensures that these customers can rely on our solution for the critical validation of conformance, performance and interoperability, helping them with speed to market."


Thursday, May 13, 2021

NeoPhotonics ships first coherent components for 800G and up

NeoPhotonics announced the first pilot shipments of Class 60 versions of its Coherent Driver-Modulator (CDM) and Intradyne Coherent Receiver (Micro-ICR) designed for the next generation of 96 GBaud and above systems supporting 800G rates.

NeoPhotonics said higher symbol rates increase data capacity while maintaining superior optical signal-to-noise ratio (OSNR) and reach performance, thereby enabling the highest speed-over-distance use. These new components are available in compact form factor packages suitable for use in pluggable modules and compact daughter cards. 

NeoPhotonics' Class 60 Coherent components extend the highest speed-over-distance performance of its existing Class 40 products by increasing the 3 dB bandwidth from 40 GHz to 60 GHz. These NeoPhotonics components work together to enable single wavelength data transmission near one Terabit per second over datacenter interconnect (DCI) distances, as well as 400~500Gbs transmission over long haul distances.

NeoPhotonics Class 60, polarization-multiplexed, coherent driver modulator (CDM) features a co-packaged InP modulator with four linear, high bandwidth, differential drivers, and is designed for low modulation voltage, or “V-Pi”, low insertion loss, and a high extinction ratio. The compact package is compliant with the form factor of the OIF Implementation Agreement #OIF-HB-CDM-01.0. NeoPhotonics Class 60 High Bandwidth Micro-Intradyne Coherent Receiver (Micro-ICR) is designed for 96 GBaud symbol rates, essentially tripling the rate of standard 100G ICRs. The compact package is compliant with the OIF Implementation Agreement OIF-DPC-MRX-02.0.

These components work with NeoPhotonics’ “Nano” Ultra-Narrow Linewidth external cavity tunable laser, which cuts the size approximately in half compared to current Micro-ITLAs, while featuring industry-leading linewidth, low phase noise, and low electrical power consumption.


“We are pleased to be shipping initial quantities of our Class 60 coherent modulators and receivers, which along with our Ultra-Narrow Linewidth external cavity 'Nano' tunable laser, provide a complete suite of components enabling customers to efficiently implement 800Gbps per wavelength coherent communications systems,” said Tim Jenks, Chairman and CEO of NeoPhotonics. “We are further extending the bandwidth of our Indium Phosphide coherent integration platform by developing Class 80 components for 130 Gbaud operation as we continue to serve the highest speed-over-distance applications,” concluded Mr. Jenks.

https://ir.neophotonics.com/news-releases/news-release-details/neophotonics-announces-pilot-shipments-class-60-coherent

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Altibox deploys 800G with Ciena’s Waveserver 5

Altibox, one of the largest regional operators in Norway and Denmark, is utilizing Ciena’s Waveserver 5 coherent optical solution, including its 6500 flexible grid colorless, directionless, contentionless open line system, to create a robust and flexible network for cloud providers, global webscale providers and large enterprises at speeds up to 800G.

Ciena’s coherent optical solution enables Altibox Carrier to support new high bandwidth routes that connect data centers in key digital hubs across Europe, including large cities such as Amsterdam, Brussels, London and Hamburg. With this move, Altibox Carrier is also strengthening its NO-UK submarine cable that spans 670km and connect routes between the Nordics, United Kingdom and US.


Altibox Carrier is deploying Ciena’s Waveserver 5 platform powered by WaveLogic 5 Extreme and 6500 flexible grid colorless, directionless, contentionless open line system, all managed by Ciena’s Manage, Control and Plan (MCP)  domain controller. The solution helps lay the foundation for a fully adaptive network with a programmable infrastructure that leverages coherent technology innovations and automation to provide higher levels of scale and resilience. Additionally, the openness of Ciena’s coherent optical solution offers network operators complete freedom in choice of technology and consumption models.

Monday, April 19, 2021

Spirent and Innolight test 800G

Spirent Communications has validated an 800G optical transceiver from InnoLight Technology (Suzhou).

The project successfully demonstrated an 800G link up and line rate traffic transmission using IEEE 802.3ck OSFP for VSR application. InnoLight and Spirent engineers worked closely to develop and get the 800G link operational to emulate the traffic of hyperscale datacenters.


“We were delighted to work with Spirent to showcase this latest step towards 800G interoperability,” said Osa Mok, Chief Marketing Officer for InnoLight. “As vendor-agnostic test and measurement leaders, Spirent was able to help us create the environment to continuously test and validate the performance of our 800 Gbps OSFP DR8+ 2km SMP optical transceivers, which are such vital components of the future datacenter and cloud network ecosystem.”

"We are seeing increasing demand from customers for 800G test solutions, and this partnership with InnoLight is a major step forward in proving interoperability and increasing customer confidence in this new technology,” said Abhitesh Kastuar, general manager, Cloud & IP, Spirent Communications. “We are working at the bleeding edge of current high-speed Ethernet technology development to enable our customers to design, develop and eventually deploy 800G technology, and this successful interoperability demonstration will give early adopters the confidence to accelerate design and development of their 800G capable next-gen devices.”

http://www.spirent.com/HSE

Monday, February 22, 2021

Telefónica tests Huawei's 600G and 800G WDM

Telefónica has completed a trial of single-wavelength 600G and 800G transmission using equipment from Huawei.

The testing used Huawei OSN 9800 devices on Telefónica's photonic mesh network in Madrid spanning 47 km. 


Juan José Marfil, the director of transport and IP connectivity at Telefonica, pointed out: "These pilots on the photonic meshes, in which signals are transmitted over optical channels without the need to switch to the electrical domain, are important milestones that build on the 400G speed that was achieved in 2019, also in Madrid. The goal is to begin implementing the 400G speed this year and subsequently optimize the Fusion IP Network to meet the needs for higher capacity and speed in view of the exponential growth of both connected devices and data transmission."

https://www.huawei.com/en/news/2021/2/telefonica-600g-800g-osn9800-madrid