Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Opnext demos 100Gbps coherent OIF MSA module interoperability

OFC/NFOEC 2012, FREMONT, USA: Opnext Inc. announced that its 100Gbps coherent module has demonstrated full optical line side interoperability with modules from both a module vendor and a system vendor.

This milestone validates the critical work done within the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) to define fully-interoperable 100Gbps DP-QPSK MSA modules. The companies that participated in the interoperability testing can be found in the latest press release from NTT Electronics Corporation. Opnext currently expects to release its first OTM-100 product in the quarter ending June 30, 2012.

The 100Gbps Digital Coherent Signal Processing LSI (DSP-LSI) in Opnext’s digital signal processor is manufactured by NTT Electronics Corporation, and the DSP-LSI incorporates the outcome of "R&D on High Speed Optical Transport System Technologies" supported by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan.

“We are pleased to see our developed 100Gbps DSP chips are contributing to leading optical module vendors such as Opnext to help nurture the ecosystem that is essential to commercialize 100Gbps coherent deployments around the world,” said Dr. Masahito Tomizawa, group keader, Supervisor of NTT Network Innovation Labs.

Opnext has started the integration and testing of NTT’s second version of the DSP-LSI chips which is expected to enable reduced power consumption for Opnext’s next release of the OTM-100 100Gbps coherent OIF MSA module. Opnext currently expects the second release of the OTM-100Gbps coherent module to occur during the quarter ending September 30, 2012.

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