SEPTEMBER 4, 2009 -- NeoPhotonics has announced new CWDM and DWDM options in its XFP pluggable transceiver line to meet the growing need for high-speed 10-Gbps network connections such as OC-192/STM-64, 10G Fibre Channel, G.709, and 10-Gigabit Ethernet.
Compliant with the XFP 10 Gigabit Small Form Factor Pluggable MSA Revision 4.5, NeoPhotonics’ expanded XFP line is designed to give system designers flexibility in configuring their platforms for different network applications and allow carriers to offer more service connections “per shelf” as the transceivers physically separate the optical interface from the rest of the system hardware.
NeoPhotonics’ CWDM XFP line covers eight wavelengths, yet is expandable to all 16 and will be offered in ER (40-km reach) and ZR (80-km reach) options. The DWDM line will cover all 40 ITU compatible wavelengths in the C-band and is available in ER and ZR versions as well.
The CWDM version is aimed at next-generation metro platforms where transmission rates are migrating from 2.5 Gbps to 10 Gbps per wavelength. The DWDM version will enable system designers to replace legacy 300-pin transponders with more cost-effective pluggable XFP transceivers that decrease both space requirements and the thermal load on next-generation transport platforms.
According to Ferris Lipscomb, vice president, marketing, of NeoPhotonics, “Our XFP transceiver line is designed to meet the stringent performance and reliability requirements of current metro and long-haul transport networks and builds on our experience in several segments of the optical components market. We leverage both our conventional manufacturing as well as our ‘PIC,’ or photonic integrated circuit capabilities, which embody our commitment to innovation and technology leadership in optical components.”
NeoPhotonics will showcase its new line of XFP transceiver modules at CIOE 2009 (booth 522) and again two weeks later at the European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication (ECOC) in booth 613.