ADVA, II-VI team for 100ZR pluggable coherent transceiver

June 21, 2022
The Coherent 100ZR DCO optical transceiver leverages II-VI’s recently announced Steelerton coherent DSP, which ADVA now reveals was a co-funded effort between the two companies.

ADVA (FSE: ADV) and II‐VI Inc. (Nasdaq: IIVI) reveal they have collaborated on the development of what they assert is the first 100ZR pluggable coherent transceiver for network edge applications. The Coherent 100ZR DCO optical transceiver leverages II-VI’s recently announced Steelerton coherent DSP, which ADVA now reveals was a co-funded effort between the two companies.

The Coherent 100ZR can be plugged into a standard QSFP28 ports and is rated for both commercial- and industrial-temperatures (C-temp and I-temp). The companies envision operators using the optical transceiver in switches and routers located in head-ends, central offices, and local exchanges as well as more environmentally challenging sites such as street cabinets. The Coherent 100ZR will support transmission distances up to several hundred kilometers.

The optical module also benefits from Flextune automatic tuning technology. “We’ve had great feedback from both carriers and OEMs on this product, and are pleased to partner with ADVA on this key milestone for the industry,” said Matthias Berger, vice president of coherent technology at II-VI Inc. “The transceiver includes the Steelerton DSP, a first-of-its-kind and game-changing coherent processor, due to its small size and low power consumption, which are both key to achieving the standard QSFP28 power dissipation requirement of less than 5 watts. What makes this transceiver even more compelling for carriers is the embedded auto-tunable Flextune technology, which lowers operational expenses by simplifying network deployments. It’s the ideal combination of cost-effective coherent technology with plug-and-play ease of use.”

“With this new application-specific transceiver technology, service providers can now benefit from the simplicity and robustness of coherent technology in the access network and seamlessly upgrade millions of 10-Gbps Ethernet links to 100 Gbps,” said Henning Hinderthür, vice president of product line management at ADVA. “While this product design is perfectly tailored to this application, it will also achieve economies of scale by leveraging II-VI’s track record of manufacturing transceivers in high volume.”

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