Blaze Network Products announces 100G product line

June 27, 2001
June 27, 2001--Blaze Network Products Inc, a supplier of optical subsystems based on Coarse Wavelength Division Multiplexing (CWDM) technology, announced their ultra-high bandwidth Inferno-CGSX product line.

Blaze Network Products Inc, a supplier of optical subsystems based on Coarse Wavelength Division Multiplexing (CWDM) technology, announced their ultra-high bandwidth Inferno-CGSX product line. The Inferno-CGSX transmit and receive modules combine CWDM with parallel optical fiber interconnects, enabling scalable solutions for 100Gb/s, 120Gb/s, 150Gb/s links and beyond.

The Inferno-CGSX product line targets the terabit and petabit switch markets. It will be used to interconnect chassis that will require very high bandwidth links that exceed the performance capabilities of the emerging 10Gb/s and 40Gb/s optical devices becoming available in the market. Production units will start shipping in October of this year. Engineering samples are available beginning in July.

The transmit/receiver pair integrates CWDM and parallel optical technologies, making the 120Gb/s data rate unit a highly economical end-to-end solution. The Inferno-CGSX modules are linked with a single 12-channel ribbon fiber, while competitive solutions require 3-4 times more cable assemblies to create the equivalent high-capacity optical link. The 120-150Gb/s device utilizes VCSELs running at 2.488-3.125Gb/s. The link, combining CWDM and parallel optical architectures, launches 48 optical signals at the transmitter end into a 12-channel multimode ribbon fiber to a 48-channel receiver module.

The electrical interface, due to the low data rate per channel, may be a parallel XAUI (10 gigabit attachment unit interface), OC-192 or OC-48 serial format. These interfaces, well defined within standards bodies, enable board designers to create layouts with known chipsets that can effectively "plug into" this high-density data link. The physical electrical interface is via an industry-standard 300-pin FCI Meg-Array connector.

Blaze will be demonstrating the Inferno-CGSX optical link at the NFOEC conference in Baltimore, Maryland, July 9-11.

About Blaze Network Products:

Blaze Network Products develops and manufactures next-generation optical networking products. For more information, visit www.BlazeNP.com.

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