Showing posts with label Acacia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Acacia. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Oclaro and Acacia collaborate on 100/200G CFP2-DCO

Acacia Communications and Oclaro are collaborating on a multi-vendor environment of fully interoperable CFP2-DCO modules based on Acacia’s Meru DSP.

Specifically, Oclaro plans to launch a new CFP2-DCO module that will feature plug-and-play compatibility with the Acacia CFP2-DCO, providing customers with two proven coherent optics suppliers for the 100/200G CFP2-DCO form factor. 

CFP2-DCOs integrate the coherent DSP into the pluggable module. The digital host interface enables simpler integration between module and system resulting in faster service activation and a pay-as-you-grow deployment model for telecommunication providers whereby the cost of additional ports can be deferred until additional services are needed.

The CFP2-DCO pluggable form factor, which is being introduced by multiple network equipment manufacturers (NEMs) in switch, router, and transport platforms, supports four times higher density than current generation 100G CFP-DCO solutions by doubling the data rate.

The companies said their CFP2-DCO pluggable coherent modules support transmission speeds of 100G and 200G for use in access, metro and data center interconnect markets.  In addition to proprietary operating modes, both companies intend to support the requirements of the Open ROADM MSA for interoperability at 100G.

“Network operators and our system partners have been excited about the ramp of our CFP2-DCO module,” said Benny Mikkelsen, Chief Technology Officer of Acacia Communications.  “By partnering with Oclaro to ensure interoperability with their Meru-based CFP2-DCO module, we believe we will be better positioned to address the DCO market as industry trends shift favorably toward the CFP2 form factor.  We are excited about our relationship with Oclaro and believe that broader adoption of 200G CFP2-DCO modules will be mutually beneficial to our two companies and the customers we serve.”

“Our 43Gbaud Coherent Transmitter Receiver Optical Sub-Assembly (TROSA) is at the heart of our CFP2-DCO. The TROSA leverages proven Indium Phosphide PIC technology from Oclaro’s highly successful CFP2-ACO to achieve industry-leading optical performance in a small form factor,” said Beck Mason President of the Integrated Photonics Business at Oclaro. “By establishing a fully interoperable solution with Acacia, our customers will have two sources of supply for these critical components, enabling them to efficiently upgrade their networks to higher speeds.”

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Acacia demos coherent module for DCI, Metro and Long-Haul

At OFC 2018 in San Diego, Acacia Communications demonstrated its AC1200 Coherent Module, which supports transmission speeds of up to 1.2 Tbps in a footprint that is 40% less than the size of the 5” x 7” modules supporting transmission speeds of 400 Gbps today.

The module is based on Acacia’s Pico digital signal processor (DSP) ASIC, which is operating at 600 Gbps transmission speed, using 64QAM modulation for the demonstration, and utilizes two wavelengths that can be configured to support from 100 Gbps to 600 Gbps capacity each. Advanced three-dimensional (3D) shaping features may be optimized to enable performance approaching theoretical limits on a wide range of network configurations.

Acacia said its 3D shaping allows fine-tuned adjustment of the modulation characteristics to provide network operators with the flexibility to customize the AC1200 transmission to their network requirements. The key features enabling 3D-shaping include:


  • Shaping of the constellation points’ probability to optimize capacity using Acacia’s patented Fractional QAM modulation;
  • Shaping of the constellation points’ location to optimize reach; and
  • Shaping of the spectral width to match the available channel passband by adapting the baud rate.


Sampling is underway and commercial production is slated to begin in the second half of 2018.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Acacia ships pluggable coherent CFP2-DCO module for 100/200G

Acacia Communications has begun commercial shipment of a new pluggable coherent CFP2-DCO module supporting 100 Gbps and 200 Gbps transmission in a range of network applications such as including data center interconnect, metro access, metro core, long-haul, as well as emerging applications including remote PHY and client optical interfaces up to 80 km. 

The CFP2-DCO supports four times the faceplate density of the CFP-DCO.  Acacia’s CFP2-DCO incorporates its Meru DSP ASIC, based on 16nm CMOS technology, and its silicon photonic integrated circuit. Internal layer 1 encryption can be enabled for enhanced security applications. The technology was first sampled in 2016.

Acacia said these CFP2-DCO modules help to simplify network management and reduce operations costs for providers. The believes that these compact pluggable modules will allow its customers to offer some of the lowest power solutions available in the optical transport industry. 

Key advantages of the CFP2-DCO form factor compared to alternative coherent architecture:

  • Pay-as-you-grow deployment model – Defers the deployment cost, including that of the digital signal processor (DSP), of additional ports until additional bandwidth is needed.
  • Digital host interface – Streamlines integration into existing network equipment and supports field plugability without the need for complex calibration.   The use of pluggable optics means that a failure in a single module will affect only the module's port, not the entire line card.
  • Flexible modulation – 100 Gbps transmission using QPSK modulation for metro-core and long-haul applications and 200 Gbps for metro-access applications using either 16QAM for backward compatibility or 8QAM for greater reach and fewer regeneration stages.

“Our team has done a great job to develop this low power solution, while maintaining high performance. With the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) developing a CFP2-DCO Implementation Agreement, the form factor is positioned for wide adoption in the optical networking industry and with support for up to 400 Gbps, the CFP2-DCO form factor can offer network operators a long-term return on investment,” said Benny Mikkelsen, Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Acacia Communications.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Acacia develops 2 x 600 Gbps Coherent Module

Acacia Communications introduced a coherent optical module that pairs two wavelengths at up to 600 Gbps capacity each to support transmission speeds of up to 1.2 Tbps. The module could be used in systems for DCI, metro, long-haul and submarine networks.

Acacia's AC1200 Coherent Module is based on its Pico digital signal processor (DSP) ASIC. The module's footprint which is 40% less than the size of a 5” x 7” module supporting 400 Gbps today.  Acacia will support security encryption with this new product.

Key features of Acacia’s AC1200 modules:

  • Tunable Baud Rate – enables continuous baud rate adjustment for optimal utilization of the available spectrum
  • Patented Fractional QAM Modulation – provides users with the ability to select very fine resolution of QAM constellations for optimal capacity
  • Enhanced Turbo Product Code SD-FEC – offers ultra-high net coding gain (NCG) and enables maximum reach, while maintaining low power dissipation.

Acacia anticipates sampling in the first half of 2018.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Acacia Debuts Long-haul Module for DCI

Acacia Communications introduced a new long-haul optical module solution as part of its AC100-CFP product family, which was initially launched in 2014 as a low power pluggable 100G optical transport solution targeted for metro and data center interconnect (DCI) applications.

Acacia’s new long-haul CFP-DCO model is based on Acacia’s latest silicon photonics integrated circuit (PIC) and contains an internal digital signal processor (DSP) chip.

In addition to improved receiver OSNR performance and 2500km of dispersion compensation, Acacia’s long-haul CFP-DCO module offers 37.5GHz channel spacing and supports passive multiplexing in CDC-ROADM applications.

Acacia also announced that more than 12 of its customers have adopted coherent solutions based on Acacia’s Dual-Core Flex-Rate Denali digital signal processor (DSP) for applications in data center interconnect, metro, long haul and submarine networks.

http://www.acacia-inc.com


Thursday, August 11, 2016

Acacia Posts Revenue of $116.2M, up 101% YoY

In its first financial report as a public company, Acacia Communications posted Q2 revenue of $116.2 million, up 101% year-over-year. GAAP gross margin came in at 46.4% of revenue and GAAP net income was $17.6 million.

“Our record second quarter results exceeded our expectations across the board and reflect the success of our disruptive technology in transforming cloud, content and communications networks.  These results are a testament to our strategy and demonstrate our leadership position in the high-growth 100G plus optical networking market,” said Raj Shanmugaraj, President and CEO of Acacia Communications, “We continue to see strong global demand for our products, driven by metro and inter-data center network infrastructure buildouts.”

Acacia, which was founded in 2009, develops  high-speed coherent optical interconnect products, including a series of low-power coherent DSP ASICs and silicon PICs.  The company has integrated into families of optical interconnect modules with transmission speeds ranging from 40 to 400 Gbps for use in long-haul, metro and inter-data center markets. Acacia’s coherent DSP ASICs and silicon PICs are manufactured using CMOS and CMOS-compatible processes. The company completed its IPO during Q2.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Acacia Communications Files for IPO

Acacia Communications, a start-up based in Maynard, MA, filed a registration statement with the SEC for an initial public offering of its shares.

The company is seeking to list its shares under the symbol ACIA on the Nasdaq Global Market
Acacia, which was founded in 2009, develops  high-speed coherent optical interconnect products, including a series of low-power coherent DSP ASICs and silicon PICs.  The company has integrated into families of optical interconnect modules with transmission speeds ranging from 40 to 400 Gbps for use in long-haul, metro and inter-data center markets. Acacia’s coherent DSP ASICs and silicon PICs are manufactured using CMOS and CMOS-compatible processes. Using CMOS to siliconize optical interconnect technology enables Acacia to continue to integrate increasing functionality into its products, benefit from higher yields and reliability associated with CMOS and capitalize on regular improvements in CMOS performance, density and cost.

In its S-1 statement, Acacia said it had 20 network equipment manufacturers as customers for the year ending September 30, 2015. Acacia's revenue for 2014 was $146.2 million, an 88.3% increase from $77.7 million of revenue in 2013. Its revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 was $170.5 million, a 62.0% increase from $105.2 million of revenue in the nine months ended September 30, 2014. In 2014, the company generated net income of $13.5 million and our adjusted EBITDA was $20.4 million, compared to a net loss of $1.2 million and adjusted EBITDA of $3.6 million in 2013.  For the nine months ended September 30, 2015, Acacia generated net income of $17.9 million and our adjusted EBITDA was $31.7 million, compared to net income of $11.0 million and adjusted EBITDA of $16.0 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2014.

http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1651235/000119312515409344/d46988ds1.htm
http://acacia-inc.com


Sunday, March 22, 2015

Acacia Announces Coherent 400G Transceiver Module

Acacia Communications introduced the first flex-rate coherent 400G Transceiver module. Sampling is underway and generally availability is expected in Q2-2015.

The new transceiver, which targets LH/ULH, metro and Data Center Interconnect networks, is powered by the industry’s first dual-core ASIC supporting two optical channels and up to 400Gbit/s capacity including a clear channel single 400Gbps traffic flow, optimized for IP packet transport. Built-in framing functionality supports 100G and 400G OTN and Ethernet clients.

“100G coherent transceivers are currently being deployed in large volumes in long haul, metro and Data Center Interconnect networks,” said Acacia Communications President and CEO Raj Shanmugaraj. “With the availability of Acacia’s low cost flex-rate coherent AC-400 MSA module, we expect to bring even better economies for coherent applications at multiple rates from 100G to 400G.  Powered by the Acacia’s ASIC/DSP and extensive silicon photonic integration for metro and Data Center Interconnect applications, we have been able to extend the performance advantages of an AC-400 module while reducing cost, size and power consumption dramatically. Our new AC-400 provides carriers and content providers with a compelling solution to cost-effectively address capacity needs in their ULH/LH, metro and Data Center Interconnect networks.”

“The ability to launch 400G off a 5x7 Transceiver Module with advanced features like 8QAM and low power is well timed with the growth of the Data Center Interconnect transport market and Acacia’s flexibility to scale from 100G to 400G is a major advantage,” said Simon Stanley, Contributing Analyst, Heavy Reading. “The module demonstrates Silicon Photonics PIC performance for the higher order modulation schemes and makes solutions like these very cost-effective for the market.”

http://www.acacia-inc.com


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Acacia Announces Single-Chip Silicon Photonics 100G Coherent Transceiver

At OFC 2014 in San Francisco, Acacia Communications introduced a complete 100G coherent transceiver in a single Silicon Photonics Integrated Circuit (PIC) package -- integrating all the critical optical elements required in Acacia’s industry-first 100G coherent CFP module, which the company just announced is now shipping in samples.

Acacia’s highly integrated duplex Silicon Photonics single-chip PIC is low cost, low power, ultra-compact and can be manufactured in high volume.  Coupled with Acacia’s internally developed low-power coherent ASIC, the company can deliver a 100G Coherent CFP product at half the cost and one-third the power and size of long haul 100G solutions.

“Silicon Photonics is typically considered for short-reach interconnects,” said Acacia’s Director of Photonic Integration, Dr. Chris Doerr.  “But Silicon Photonics is very well suited for coherent transceivers, because it is ideal for manipulating optical polarizations, which is critical in coherent technology.  Co-packaged with linear drivers and trans-impedance amplifiers Acacia’s PIC consumes ~ 4 Watts of power. Our groundbreaking optical integration reduces cost by minimizing assembly touch points, mechanical adjustments, test apparatus and amount of material required”.

http://www.acacia-inc.com


Monday, March 10, 2014

PMC-Sierra and Acacia Test 100G OTN Interoperability

PMC-Sierra and Acacia Communications, which develops intelligent subsystems for ultra-high speed fiber optic transmission, have completed interoperability testing between PMC’s DIGI 120G OTN Processor and Acacia’s AC100 100G Coherent module. The devices could be used together for a 100G OTN line card for metro networks.

Initial implementations of 100G OTN switching were expensive, high-power multi-card solutions. PMC’s DIGI 120G supports both 100G and simultaneous switching of OTN and packet clients with a single chip, enabling greater than 50% power reduction and single-card 100G OTN switching implementations. Acacia’s AC100-MC is the first 100G Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) compliant 100G coherent module and is the industry’s lowest-power solution.

“By demonstrating interoperability, PMC and Acacia are providing the ecosystem to support the transition to 100G in metro networks worldwide,” said Acacia’s President and CEO Raj Shanmugaraj. “Our AC100 Coherent module reduces power, cost and size, making 100G for the first time more cost effective than 10G. With PMC’s DIGI 120G also bringing down the cost of 100G OTN switching solution, and the optical performance enabled by our digital signal processing techniques, we expect to see the market for 100G OTN in the metro to grow rapidly.”

“Our DIGI 120G allows equipment makers to deliver 100G and OTN switching in the form factor and power profile needed to enable mass deployment of 100G OTN in the metro,” said Babak Samimi, vice president of marketing and applications for PMC's Communications Business Unit. “Demonstrating interoperability with Acacia’s module is an important step to show that the ecosystem is ready for the 100G transition.”

http://www.pmcs.com
http://WWW.ACACIA-INC.COM

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Acacia Acquires More HSPA and LTE Patents

Acacia Research Corporation confirmed that it has has acquired US patents and foreign counterparts related to cellular HSPA and LTE technology.  The name of the seller and the purchase price were not disclosed.

“We are rapidly becoming the leader in technology licensing and we continue to grow our base of future revenues by adding new patent portfolios," commented Matthew Vella, CEO and President of Acacia Research Corporation.

http://acaciaresearch.com/

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Acacia Builds Patent Portfolio

Acacia Research Corporation announced its acquisition of 4 patent portfolios with 48 U.S. and International patents covering technologies relating to online collaboration, data networking, cellular communications and digital cameras. Financial terms and other details were not disclosed.

"Acacia is rapidly becoming the leader in technology licensing and we continue to grow our base of future revenues by adding new patent portfolios," commented Paul Ryan, Acacia CEO and President.
http://www.acaciaresearchgroup.com

See also