MARCH 16, 2010 -- CoAdna Photonics Inc., a supplier of dynamic modules for ROADM and WXC applications, has introduced its first Liquid Crystal-based 50GHz 1x23 Wavelength Selective Switch (WSS), enabling system providers to expand bandwidth and build flexible and intelligent optical networks cost-effectively. The new WSS will be demonstrated at CoAdna’s OFC/NFOEC 2010 booth #2219 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, March 23-25, 2010.
CoAdna’s 50GHz 1x23 WSS incorporates all the functionality and reliability of its proprietary LightFlow platform and confirms the scalability of this technology, offering 1x2 to 1x23 configurations for 10-, 40-, and 100Gbps applications. Like CoAdna’s 100GHz and 50GHz WSS product portfolios, the 50GHz 1x23 module offers excellent performance with integrated functionalities of demuxing, hitless/colorless switching, power balancing, and muxing in one package; remote configurability via embedded firmware and software; scalability; and low power consumption. The product features low insertion loss, high dynamic range, flat and wide passband, and blockband for high cascadability for both long-haul and metro applications.
CoAdna provides a broad WSS portfolio to cover all areas of ROADM and WXC applications ranging from 1x1 DCE/Wavelength Blocker (DCEB) to Nx1 or 1xN with N=2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 16 and 23 WSS modules. These modules have been deployed in large volumes, carrying live traffic for Tier-1 carriers in North America, Asia, Europe, and other regions of the world. These remotely configurable modules enable customers worldwide to expand their offerings of high-speed Internet services, IPTV, VOD, and other emerging applications with robustness, consistency, compactness, superior performance, and the lowest power consumption.