Showing posts with label Source Photonics. Show all posts
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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

Sunday, June 6, 2021

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, December 7, 2020

Source Photonics debuts 100G ZR4 QSFP28 Transceiver

Source Photonics announced the release of its new 100G ZR4 QSFP28 transceiver for 80km high-speed data center interconnects and routing applications. 

Leveraging the widely deployed 4 x 25G NRZ optics, 100G ZR4 QSFP28 is the latest addition to the company’s dominant 100G product lines among its leading 100/200/400G portfolio of single-mode transceivers for datacenter and routing applications.

Cloud traffic continues to drive data center growth and the industry requires cost-effective and high-bandwidth interoperable solutions. The Source Photonics 100G ZR4 QSFP28 is cost optimized and low power transceiver supporting 100G Ethernet for extended reach up to 80km transmission that provides point to point network connectivity solutions between data centers or central offices without the need to deploy either complicated, power hungry, and expensive coherent solution or legacy CFP/CFP2 interfaces. The 100G ZR4 QSFP28 alleviates the fiber shortage bottlenecks and enables hyperscale cloud operators to scale their network.

The transceiver is in QSFP28 form factor, the smallest for 100G 80km solution. It is fully compliant with the industry standard QSFP28 and related MSA described in the latest SFF-8665/8636 and digital diagnostic functions are available through an I2C interface. It also complies with IEEE 802.3 100GBASE-ZR4 related specifications. In addition, the module supports standard KR4 FEC (Forward Error Correction) baud rates which will help receive side detect and correct bit errors and improve the overall quality of the link. The 100G ZR4 QSFP28 transceiver is capable to operate over up to 80km point-to-point link without the need for optical amplification and dispersion compensation.

Source Photonics will showcase a product demonstration of the 100G ZR4 QSFP28 transceiver for 80km optical transmission in its virtual booth, in addition to live booth activities, and informative video content during the ECOC 2020 Virtual Exhibition on December 7 to 9.

Source Photonics is currently sampling its 100G ZR4 QSFP28 product, in addition to its latest 100G ER4 and 400G ER8 transceivers. Source Photonics is in full production of its other products for data center and routing applications such as 100G LR4/ER4 Lite, 100G DR1/FR1/LR1, and 400G DR4/FR4/LR4/LR8 transceivers.

http://www.sourcephotonics.com

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Source Photonics secures $40 million for optical tranceivers

Source Photonics recently closed more than $40 million in equity to support its production of optical transceivers.

Source Photonics said its new investment amidst the coronavirus pandemic reflects the investors’ confidence in the company’s long-term vision and business strategy. The latest funding will be used to further expand the company’s 5G product line and upgrade its own EML laser chip production facilities while continuing to strengthen the research and development of its low-cost solutions and next-generation technologies.

The company notes that its factory in Chengdu, China, has been operational since early February and that its proactive response to opening its production earlier than most companies in the region proved its commitment to supply chain continuity as its products are deemed essential to Internet and telecommunications systems. In addition, its factories in Jintan, Mainland China, and in Hsinchu, Taiwan, are also up and running.

“We value our investors’ trust and confidence in Source Photonics especially during these challenging times of public health and economic crisis,” says Weiming Li, CEO and President of Source Photonics. “Their enthusiasm and confidence in us prove that our team is on the right track as we focus on responding rapidly to our customers’ needs and developing advanced technologies to cope with the increasing demand for bandwidth. Our next step is to seize the global market opportunity as demand for networking and cloud services skyrocketed as millions of people around the world are working and learning from home.”

Source Photonics’ integrated manufacturing approach is critical in managing the entire value chain from laser production through transceiver assembly. This gives Source Photonics a differentiated capability that allows flexibility during this time of COVID-19 pandemic. With the latest funding, the company is well-positioned to enhance speed to market, yield manufacturing innovations, and offer flexibility our customers need to address the increase in demand for more bandwidth.

http://www.sourcephotonics.com

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Source Photonics appoints Weiming Li as CEO

Source Photonics announced the appointment of Weiming Li as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately, replacing Doug Wright, who resigned from the company.

Prior to joining Source Photonics as a General Manager from 2007 to 2013, Li served as VP Operations and GM at Auxora Networks. He also held the positions of VP Manufacturing of Photop Group & GM of Photop Koncent, located in Fuzhou, China. In addition, he served as VP of Business Development at Oplink. Prior to these posts, Li held various positions in General Management, Technology Strategy, and Product Development in various fiber optic, industrial automation, and machinery industries in both the US and in China. Li holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Chong Qing University in China, and a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Systems Control from San Jose State University.

“Mr. Li is an experienced executive with extensive telecom industry experience and a diverse operational background,” said Jiang Run, a director for Source Photonics and a partner for the lead investor in the company. “He has also served as General Manager of Source Photonics China between 2007 to 2013. We are confident that Mr. Li will provide the leadership necessary to take the company to the next level of success.”

http://www.sourcephotonics.com

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

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Source Photonics inaugurates fab in Jintan, China

Source Photonics inaugurated its new fabrication facility in Jintan, China.

The new Jintan facility will double Source Photonics’ capacity of Indium Phosphide (InP) lasers and related components. The fabrication plant includes a fully integrated laser chip production capability, high-precision TO operations, and an advanced R&D facility to support the company’s global technology roadmap and regional customers. Its chip capabilities include base wafer, regrowth, and chip processing, while its TO operations will support the advanced requirements emerging for high-speed PON and 5G markets.

The Jintan facility augments the company’s existing fab in Hsinchu in Taiwan, which has itself doubled its output over the past three years. Recent investments in the Taiwan facility include significant expansion in MOCVD and advanced coating technologies. The Taiwan facility also recently completed expansions to support transceiver assembly in support of customers’ demands for resiliency in their supply chains. Source Photonics said its manufacturing prowess is a key advantage in the optical communications industry in which a majority of manufacturers are fabless.

“These new investments support our integrated manufacturing approach which is critical to meeting the ever-growing needs of our customers” said Doug Wright, CEO. “Managing the entire value chain from laser production through transceiver assembly gives SP differentiated capability that enhances speed to market, yields manufacturing innovations, and offers flexibility our customers demand”.

http://www.sourcephotonics.com



Thursday, March 7, 2019

Source Photonics expands data center and routing portfolio

Source Photonics has expanded its portfolio of single-mode products for datacenter and routing applications. The new products leverage the company’s multi-year investment in 28Gbaud and 53Gbaud PAM4 developments and support applications such as the 400G DR4, FR4 and LR8, 100G DR/FR, and 50G LR and ER.

In addition, Source Photonics also announces the availability of its second-generation 100G QSFP28 CWDM4.

“Source Photonics led the market deployment of small form-factor 10 km products for several generations,” says Ed Ulrichs, Director of PLM at Source Photonics. “The performance of our advanced 50G, 100G and 400G PAM4 based products prove our technical and production capabilities to lead scale of the entire 500m to 40 km portfolio.”

Source Photonics’ portfolio of Datacenter and Routing products include:

  • 400G LR8 supporting 400GE links up to 10 km; the platform is expandable to support 400G-ER8 for 400G links up to 40 km by 2020
  • 400G DR4 supporting 400GE links for 500m as well as enhanced reach of up to 2 km; the platform supports breakout into 100G-DR/FR as well as high-density 100GE links
  • 400G FR4 supporting 400GE links up to 2 km over duplex single-mode fiber
  • 400G SR8 supporting 400GE links up to 100m (OM4) over multi-mode fiber
  • 100G DR/FR supporting single-channel 100G connectivity and supporting breakout from 400G DR4
  • 100G LR4 supporting 100GE links up to 10 km with support for Ethernet only and OTU4 as well as enhanced performance for E-temp and I-temp applications
  • 100G 4WDM-40 supporting 100GE links up to 40 km with Ethernet only and OTU4 support
  • 100G CWDM4 supporting 100GE links up to 2 km over duplex single-mode fiber
  • 100G SR4 supporting 100GE links up to 100m (OM4) over multi-mode fiber

http://sourcephotonics.com

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Source Photonics raises $100 million for its optical transceivers

Source Photonics, which supplies optical transceivers, recently closed more than $100M in equity to support its growing data center and 5G business.

The company said it will use the funding to further increase the scale of its operations.  Planned developments include the creation of a new laser fab, upgrades to existing production facilities and increased investment in the research and development of next-generation technologies, ensuring Source Photonics continues its position as a leading innovator. Upgrades to Source Photonics’ fab in Taiwan have already been completed and production operations have begun for a new fab in Jintan, China using the latest funding.

“Exciting new applications such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Virtual Reality, and cloud services are growing in popularity every day,” said Doug Wright, CEO at Source Photonics. “These applications all depend on the next standard of connectivity and 5G depends on the backing of a world-class optical network. We are extremely proud that our investors have shown this confidence in us and are confident that the investment will support our ongoing work to enable the next era of connectivity.”

Source Photonics unveils 400G QSFP-DD ER8 with 40 km reach

Source Photonics unveiled a 400G QSFP-DD ER8 supporting up to 40 km reach. The company is conducting a live 400G traffic demonstration at OFC of 400G QSFP-DD ER8 over 40 km single mode fiber. The product leverages Source Photonics’ unique compact TOSA/ROSA design.

“We are pleased to be the first to demonstrate the viability of the 400G QSFP-DD ER8 solution supporting up to 40 km reach and showcase our technical leadership in PAM4 based high data rate products,” said Frank Chang, PhD, Source Photonics’ Chief Engineer. “We believe that the 400G ER8 in QSFP-DD form factor will enable wider deployments of 400G solutions for telecom and routing applications,” continued Dr. Chang.

Source Photonics previously led the market introduction of the 100G LR4 in QSFP28 form factor for data centers.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Source Photonics opens new laser fab and assembly facility

Source Photonics, a leading supplier of optical components and transceivers, has opened a new fabrication facility in Jintan, China to support its global growth.

The new Jintan facility will double Source Photonics’ capacity of Indium Phosphide (InP) lasers and related components. The fabrication plant includes a fully integrated laser chip production capability, high-precision TO operations, and an advanced R&D facility to support the company’s global technology roadmap and regional customers. Its chip capabilities include base wafer, regrowth, and chip processing, while its TO operations will support the advanced requirements emerging for high-speed PON and 5G markets.

The Jintan facility augments the company’s existing fab in Hsinchu in Taiwan, which has itself doubled its output over the past three years. Recent investments in the Taiwan facility include significant expansion in MOCVD and advanced coating technologies. The Taiwan facility also recently completed expansions to support transceiver assembly in support of customers’ demands for resiliency in their supply chains.

Source Photonics said its manufacturing prowess is a key advantage in the optical communications industry in which a majority of manufacturers are fabless.

“These new investments support our integrated manufacturing approach which is critical to meeting the ever-growing needs of our customers” said Doug Wright, CEO. “Managing the entire value chain from laser production through transceiver assembly gives SP differentiated capability that enhances speed to market, yields manufacturing innovations, and offers flexibility our customers demand”.

http://www.sourcephotonics.com

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

ECOC 2018: Source Photonics and Huawei showcase PAM4-based transceivers

At ECOC 2018, Source Photonics is partnering with Huawei in showcasing 50G and 400G optical transceivers based on PAM4 technology.

The companies are participating in the Ethernet Alliance Interoperability Demonstration, which consists of multiple 400G and 50G links among participating network and test equipment manufacturers including Huawei.

Source Photonics said it is working with Huawei in providing operators an environmentally friendly and energy-efficient technology. The companies took the initiative this year in driving the development of optical modules based on 50G PAM4 technology. The PAM4 technology coupled with faster Baud Rates and higher density transceiver types are enabling 400G which is known to be key in migrating to higher speed networks.

“We took the lead worldwide when we successfully demonstrated interoperability of the first 400G QSFP-DD LR8 and 400G CFP8 LR8 transceivers at OFC 2018 in March. Source Photonics continues to take initiative as it collaborates with Huawei in developing IEEE optical standards for 50G PAM4 technology,” said Andy Xiao, PLM.

Source Photonics’ 400G CFP8 supports the IEEE 400GBASE-LR8 optical standard and 400GAUI-16 electrical interface. The module operates from 0°C to 70°C and complies with the CFP8 MSA and allows connections of up to 10km. The 50G LR QSFP28 uses a DML laser with mature TO package as a cost-effective solution for network migration.  This product will be available for purchase this month and will also be key in enabling 5G commercialization and other services requiring higher network bandwidth.

Source Photonics -- booth #416
Ethernet Alliance -- booth #618

Sunday, September 23, 2018

ECOC 2018: Source Photonics demos 50G and 400G PAM4 transceivers

Source Photonics will be participating in the Ethernet Alliance interoperability demonstration showcasing live traffic-utilizing 50G and 400G PAM4-based optical transceivers in OEM equipment at ECOC 2018, September 24-26 in Rome, Italy.

The live demonstration at the Ethernet Alliance Booth #618 will consist of multiple 400G and 50G links among participating network and test equipment manufacturers.

Source Photonics will contribute its 400GBASE-LR8 transceivers in QSFP-DD and CFP8 form factor as well as its 50GBASE-LR QSFP28 modules. Live traffic will be passed among the equipment of Ethernet Alliance member companies including Exfo, Huawei, Ixia, Spirent and Viavi.

Ed Ulrichs, Director PLM, commented: “Source Photonics offers advance solutions to support the migration to the next higher networking speed. The demonstration of our latest 50G and 400G optical transceivers attests the readiness of this technology for wide-scale deployment by connecting them to the networking equipment of various OEMs and proving interoperability.”

Source Photonics also said that it is now accepting sample orders for the high speed 400G QSFP-DD. The company is scheduled to go into production in January 2019. This small form factor module enables the migration to the next higher data rate in a wide field of applications such as datacenter connectivity, optical transport networks and metro networks.

The 50G QSFP28 will be in full production late this year and will support the expansion to converge networks in metro access and 5G applications.

Source Photonics -- booth #416
Ethernet Alliance -- booth #618

ECOC 2018: 5G requires fiber network infrastructure - Source Photonics

There may be a vast number of opportunities for mobile fronthaul and backhaul on the horizon but improvements in protocols, standards and technology will also need to be made, according to Supriyo Dey, Senior Director Product Line Management at Source Photonics, speaking on the opening day of the ECOC 2018 Exhibition, taking place in Rome, Italy.

Dey commented: “While an exciting era of unprecedented opportunity is almost here in the shape of 5G, it comes with a set of challenges for the whole industry. The advent of this technology is undeniably huge, but there’s a real challenge for those who are hungry to develop its capabilities to match their expectations in terms of performance. Applications such as 3D video, augmented reality, UHD screens, self-driving cars and smart cities to name a few will need to be supported by mobile front and backhaul.

“With these advances in capabilities come new requirements -, up to 10Gb/s data rate to support high quality video, ultra-reliable and low latency communication for autonomous vehicles and massive node communications for them Internet of things.

“The current 4G optical fronthaul and backhaul architecture will not be adequate to support these new applications. While several optical fronthaul and backhaul solutions have been proposed, we have yet to see a clear winner.”

Dey’s observations were delivered at the ECOC18 Exhibition’s Market Focus, as part of an agenda that tackled topics ranging from FTTX evolution and next-generation data centers to optics as an enabler for 5G.

Source Photonics is also showcasing some of its latest products at the exhibition in the form of live demos.

This includes a demonstration with equipment testing experts Ixia, of its 400G QSFP-DD LR8 transceiver. In addition, the company will also demonstrate its 25G SFP28 LR Lite which supports CPRI wireless and 25GBASE-LR applications.

www.sourcephotonics.com

Monday, June 25, 2018

Source Photonics highlights the Evolutionary Phase of 100G Optical Transmission at the 2018 NGON and DCI Conference

Source Photonics will be presenting a talk about the next evolutionary phase of 100G optical transmission at the Next Generation Optical Networking (NGON) and Data Centre Interconnect (DCI) conference in Nice, France on June 26-28, 2018.

Supriyo Dey, Source Photonics’ Senior Director of Product Management, will discuss the current and future trends of innovative optical technology solutions on June 27, at 5:30 pm, CEST. He will explore how high-speed transceivers will need to evolve to meet the requirements of cloud data centers, 5G and edge networks.

http://www.sourcephotonics.com

Friday, May 25, 2018

Source Photonics wins Juniper's Supplier of the Year award

Source Photonics was awarded the top honor of being a Juniper Networks Supplier of the Year along with being awarded Component Supplier of the Year. Source Photonics is the first optical component vendor to receive Juniper’s Supplier of the Year award.

“Source Photonics is proud to partner with Juniper to serve our markets with leading-edge technology,” commented Doug Wright, CEO of Source Photonics. “On behalf of the entire Source Photonics team, we would like to thank Juniper for recognizing the value of our partnership and the technology and investments we have made in support of our most recent generation of network upgrades. We will continue to invest in leading products and our support of partners like Juniper to deliver the next generation of disruptive network upgrades enabling a wide range of new applications in 5G, AI, IoT and many others.”

Source Photonics also noted that it was the most nominated supplier with nominations in four (4) out of the (7) categories being awarded by Juniper.
Source Photonics was nominated for the following categories and won two (2) awards:

  • Component Supplier of the Year (Winner) 
  • Quality Supplier of the Year
  • Technology and Innovation Award
  • Supplier of the Year (Winner)

Monday, March 12, 2018

Source Photonics debuts 400G client transceivers #OFC2018

Source Photonics introduced a range of 400G client transceivers including the 400G QSFP-DD FR8/LR8 module for data center applications and the 400G CFP8 FR8/LR8 module for telecom applications. Sampling is expected in Q2.

  • The 400G QSFP-DD is designed to be compliant with the IEEE 802.3bs 400GBASE- LR8/FR8 and QSFP-DD MSA specifications for links up to 10 km. 
  • The 400G CFP8 FR8/LR8 is designed to be compliant with the IEEE 802.3bs 400GBASE- LR8/FR8 and CFP MSA specifications for links up to 10 km.

“We are proving to the market that multiple 400G offerings will be available in the short term to support connectivity between transport, routing and switching equipment.  Operators can now believe a strong foundation exists to plan network upgrades,” says Ed Ulrichs, Director of PLM at Source Photonics.

At this week's OFC in San Diego, Source Photonics is demonstrating an error-free link between their 400G QSFP-DD LR8 and 400G CFP8 LR8, proving that links up to 10km can soon upgrade from 100G to 400G, therefore significantly reducing total cost of ownership in the aggregation layer.

“We have successfully integrated our industry-leading signal integrity work with novel optical coupling concepts to demonstrate the highest density optical transceiver ever.  Since we use a common manufacturing platform with our 100G products, we are confident we will be the first in the market to scale this platform,” says Sheng Zhang, Chief Scientist at Source Photonics.

OFC booth number 3921

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Source Photonics opens new laser fab in China

Source Photonics, which is headquartered in West Hills, California, continues to expand its manufacturing capabilities.

The company has just announced the establishment of a new optical laser facility in Jintan, China. The new facility will more than double the company’s current output of Indium Phosphide lasers and related components. It will include wafer MOCVD, chip processing, and related component production. This new facility will augment its existing fab in Hsinchu, Taiwan which has more than doubled its output over the past three years and introduced more advanced devices required for the current 100G and emerging 400G markets. Source Photonics expects initial production in the new facility to commence in Q2 2018.

“The new facility in Jintan will allow us to improve our service levels to our customers and bring productive and leading edge technology to market.  It will be a world-class facility, the first of its kind in China. We are pleased to work with the city of Jintan to accelerate our investments in this critical technology,” said Doug Wright, CEO of Source Photonics.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Source Photonics and Credo demo Single Lambda 100G at 20km

A new generation of single wavelength 100G trancseivers is a step closer.

Whereas currently deployed 100G optical transceivers rely on 4x25G WDM technology, the next generation of transceivers will use higher order modulation techniques, such as PAM4, and higher data rate operation at 53Gbaud. This means that that one laser and one receiver could do the job that currently requires four lasers and four receivers. In addition to 100G-DR/FR/LR, Source Photonics plans to leverage this technology for 400G-DR4/FR4.

At this week's ECOC 2017 in Sweden, Source Photonics will be hosting a private demonstration of its internally packaged TOSA and ROSA sub-assemblies in an optical loopback configuration through 20km of single-mode fiber using a single 100G channel of Credo’s low power PAM4 IC technology.

Source Photonics said its testing revealed that the bit-error-rate (BER) after 20km of fiber remains better than the KP4 FEC requirement and was around 5x10-5. The TOSA is based on Source Photonics’ EML laser technology which provides the necessary bandwidth to achieve a TDECQ value below 2.5dB. The room temperature link budget of 10dB provides considerable margin for the most significant link specifications under development in the industry, allowing production margin for performance variations.

“We are continuing to invest in next generation technology, such as Single Lambda 100G, as part of our commitment to providing leading edge solutions for data centers,” said Manish Mehta, EVP, PLM Source Photonics