Sumitomo Electric, Ixia demonstrate 40 GbE CFP transceiver for distances up to 40km

Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd., a provider of advanced optical systems, is demonstrating its 40 Gigabit Ethernet (40 GbE) CFP optical transceiver with a 40km reach with “K2” high-speed Ethernet interfaces from Ixia, a provider of converged IP network test tools. The demonstration is taking place in Sumitomo Electric’s booth (1624) during OFC/NFOEC 2011.

Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd., a provider of advanced optical systems, is demonstrating its 40 Gigabit Ethernet (40 GbE) CFPoptical transceiver with a 40km reach with “K2” high-speed Ethernet interfaces from Ixia, a provider of converged IP network test tools. The demonstration is taking place in Sumitomo Electric’s booth (1624) during OFC/NFOEC 2011.

This demonstration proves “the viability of extended 40 GbE links using 1310 nm sources,” explains Ichiro Kono, general manager of the Optical Components Division of Sumitomo Electric Device Innovations Inc. “It will pave the way for a rapid commercial development of 40 GbE systems.”

Sumitomo Electric has released the 40 GbE CFP optical transceiver for 10km reach and, in addition, has developed the first 40 GbE CFP (transceiver) for 40km reach by using a high-speed 4-wavelength CWDM laser diode for the optical transmitter and a high-speed avalanche photo diode for the optical receiver. The maximum power consumption is compliant with CFP MSA power class 1 (8W max.) at a comparable level of that of the 40 GbE CFP for 10km reach.

Sumitomo Electric is sampling the 40 GbE CFP for 40km reach ahead of the mass production planned for the 4th quarter of 2011. The mass production will be done at Sumitomo Electric Device Innovations Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Electric.

Visit Sumitomo Electric at OFC/NFOEC Booth 1624. Visit Ixia at Booth 1253.

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