MARCH 19, 2009 -- CoAdna Photonics, Inc. (search Lightwave for CoAdna) has announced the availability of a ROADM Linecard Platform, an integrated circuit pack designed to provide system providers a cost-effective way to build their next-generation systems. A 2D ROADM card based on the Linecard Platform will be showcased at CoAdna's OFC/NFOEC'09 Booth #1107.
The announcement follows CoAdna's recent introduction of liquid-crystal-based wavelength-selective switches.
The ROADM Linecard Platform leverages the company's proprietary LightFlow technology and integrates a variety of optical devices with modular design. It is scalable to support from 2D to 8D all-in-one applications at 100 GHz or 50 GHz channel spacing and 10-Gbps and 40-Gbps transmission rates. The platform is equipped with an Ethernet port to exchange control and configuration information and real-time status data with the system controller through either a backplane or cable. As a benefit of its modular design, both hardware and software can be easily customized to customers' system requirements, the company says.
CoAdna's first ROADM card on this Linecard Platform is a 2D ROADM that targets metro/edge/access applications, and features on-board channel monitoring, auto channel power balancing, remote wavelength reconfiguration, and flexibility for easy expansion at the lowest cost.
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