Menara Networks sampling digital coherent CFP2-DCO transceivers to enable data center interconnection

Menara Networks said it has begun sampling to select customers its digital coherent CFP2-DCO transceivers to enable ZR, data center interconnect (DCI), metro, and long-haul applications with maximum versatility. Menara’s digital CFP2-DCO "system-in-a-module" is based on a 16-nm coherent processor.

Menara Networks said it has begun sampling to select customers its digital coherent CFP2-DCO transceivers to enable ZR, data center interconnect (DCI), metro, and long-haul applications with maximum versatility.

Menara's digital CFP2-DCO "system-in-a-module" is based on a 16-nm coherent processor, and offers full DWDM coherent transmission for 100G and 200G per wavelength in a CFP2 MSA small form factor. It performs all required adaptive PM-QPSK and PM-QAM 16 modulation, digital signal processing for linear and non-linear fiber impairments compensation, G.709 compliant OTNframing, and various hard and LDPC-based soft decision forward error correction encoding/decoding. Menara's coherent CFP2-DCO is compatible with 100GbE, CAUI, OTL4.10, and OTL 4.4 interfaces, is full C-band tunable, and supports ITU-T G.694.1 6.25-GHz flexible grid.

Building on a long track record of bringing high-performance optical modules with advanced functionalities to the market, Menara's engineering team successfully integrated all necessary functions for digital coherent transmission in a CFP2 form factor," said Salam ElAhmadi, Menara Networks CTO and vice president of engineering. "CFP2 smaller foot-print not only doubles the faceplate density but also improves 200G coherent transmission economics."

This sampling follows an announcement earlier this month that Menara has made its OTN tunable SFP+ transceiver generally available for commercial and industrial temperature applications (see "Menara Networks announces availability of new OTN tunable SFP+ for commercial and industrial temperature applications").

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