Finisar unveils multi-rate serial 40-Gbps CFP-FR optical module, other products, at ECOC

Finisar Corp. (NASDAQ: FNSR) is using ECOC as a springboard to launch several new products, including what the company asserts is the first CFP-FR module that offers error-free operation at 40 Gbps.

Finisar Corp. (NASDAQ: FNSR) is using ECOC as a springboard to launch several new products, including what the company asserts is the first CFP-FR module that offers error-free operation at 40 Gbps. Other new products making their debut at ECOC include an 80-km SFP+ optical transceiver module and a GPON version of its “PON on a stick” product, an outgrowth of its acquisition of Broadway Networks in September of last year (see "Finisar acquires PON transceiver vendor Broadway Networks").

Designed for 40-Gbps client-side network applications, the CFP-FR module has an MSA pluggable form factor and power consumption below 8 W. In addition to supporting 40GBase-FR operation, it also will support SONET OC-768 and OUT-3, say Finisar sources. Finisar will use EXFO's FTB-8140 Transport Blazer to demonstrate its performance quality. The company will also demonstrate interoperability with a 300-PIN module. The CFP-FR is also plug-in compatible with SR4 and LR4 CFP modules, the company adds.

Meanwhile, the 10-Gbps DWDM 80-km SFP+ optical transceiver module is positioned as an alternative to DWDM XFP transceivers. It offers the same performance as XFP modules with lower power consumption and a smaller footprint, Finisar says. The SFP+ transceiver features internal dual CDRs for enhanced jitter performance, limiting electrical interface APD receiver, and an XFI-compliant interface.

Finally, the new “GPON Stick” offers the functionality of a standard GPON ONT within an SFP transceiver package. This enables switches, routers, and similar CPE to be connected to GPONs for fiber-to-the-business and wireless backhaul applications. The device is not being demonstrated at ECOC, and company sources declined to say when the product would reach general availability.

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