OIF to highlight multi-technology interoperability during OFC 2024

Feb. 8, 2024
The optical industry organization will host demonstrations highlighting several emerging optical networking innovations.

OIF will have a strong presence during the OFC 2024 trade show, where 47 member companies will showcase interoperable solutions addressing the demand for next-generation data center networking, artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) and disaggregation applications.

This year’s OIF’s OFC demo features nine new participating companies and marks what the organization said is a 38 percent increase in participants compared to the OFC 2023 demo.

The live and interactive multi-vendor demonstrations, which will be conducted in booth #1323, will feature interoperability solutions in 800ZR, 400ZR and OpenZR+ optics, Energy Efficient Interfaces (EEI) & Co-Packaging, Common Electrical I/O (CEI) channels and Common Management Interface Specification (CMIS) implementations that are addressing the optical industry’s ongoing speed, power and density challenges.

The demos will spotlight the combined efforts of system, component, and test equipment vendors, underscoring their significant contributions to advancing present and future networks.

Participating member companies include:

·       Adtran

·       Alphawave Semi

·       Amphenol

·       Anritsu

·       AOI

·       Astera Labs

·       Ayar Labs

·       Broadcom

·       Cadence Design Systems

·       Casela Technologies

·       CICT/Accelink

·       Ciena

·       Cisco Systems

·       Coherent

·       Corning

·       Eoptolink

·       EXFO

·       HGGenuine

·       Hisense

·       Infinera

·       Juniper Networks

·       Keysight Technologies

·       Lessengers

·       Linktel Technologies

·       Lumentum

·       Luxshare-Tech

·       MACOM Technology Solutions

·       Marvell

·       Molex

·       MultiLane

·       NEC

·       Nokia

·       Nubis Communications

·       O-Net Technologies

·       Optomind

·       Precision Optical Technologies

·       Quantifi Photonics

·       Samtec

·       Semtech

·       Senko Advanced Components

·       Sumitomo Electric Industries

·       Synopsys

·       TE Connectivity

·       US Conec

·       Viavi Solutions

·       Wilder Technologies

·       Wistron

“OFC 2024 serves as an unparalleled platform for OIF members to spotlight their collaborative efforts in driving the evolution of optical networking solutions,” said Mike Klempa, OIF Physical and Link Layer Interoperability Working Group Chair and Alphawave Semi. “This year’s historic, largest-ever interoperability demonstration not only underscores the capabilities of OIF member companies in addressing the industry’s pressing demands, but will also unveil multiple industry-firsts, once again positioning OIF and its work as driving the industry and designing real solutions for pressing network challenges.”

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