Rugged breakout kits
Durofan low-smokeâ��zero-halogen (LSZH) rated breakout kits are made from materials that will not produce toxic or combustible gases if exposed to high heat sources. The cost-effective kits make it easy to separate out the individual fibers from a ribbon for connectorization to simplex- or duplex-style connectors. Target applications may include high-fiber-count ribbon cable assemblies that require single-fiber connections. A molded snap fit transition body easily routes and protects the 250-Âµm fibers after separation from the ribbon. The kit is available for 8 or 12 fiber counts.
US Conec, www.usconec.com
The FiberExpress Ultra patch panel system is designed to support the IBDN FiberExpress structured cabling system. Suitable for use anywhere interconnections or splicing of optical fiber occur, the patch panel system offers ultrahigh density and protection; simple installation and maintenance; flexibility for a variety of fiber-optic installation environments; and built-in manageability to facilitate connector and patch cord identification, protection, routing, and cable management. It supports LC, SC, ST-compatible, and other connector adapter modules, which can be mixed and matched within the panel.
A collaborative effort has resulted in Corning Cable Systemsâ�� new Zero-U system being incorporated into Chatsworth Products Inc.â��s TeraFrame family of cabinets for high-density storage area networks (SANs). The Zero-U system includes an MTP connector bracket mounted into the cabinetâ��s vertical manager to facilitate patching instead of consuming valuable rack space as is traditional, providing more room for data center electronics. CPIâ��s Fiber Manager System provides for zero-U connectivity in the companyâ��s N-Series TeraFrame network cabinets. Components of the Fiber Manager System can also be used in the F-Series TeraFrame cabinet to provide zero-U connectivity in cabinets containing servers or other equipment with low-port-count requirements.
Corning Cable Systems LLC, www.corning.com/cablesystems Chatsworth Products Inc., www.chatsworth.com
The LG-350-AC sealed dome closure is designed for aerial or underground drop access applications, where a sealed closure is required but space is limited. More than 25% smaller than the LG-350, the new closure is suitable for small hand-hole applications such as FTTH. The enclosure provides access for up to 12 drops and up to 72 single fused splices in a butt splice configuration. Supporting standard loose tube, outside plant ribbon, and Uniflex fiber optic cables in both dielectric and armored configurations, installation and re-entry is simplified and only requires common hand tools. The dome is fully sealed to protect fiber and splices, ensuring longevity. Designed and tested to Telcordia GR-771 requirements, the enclosure is also RUS-listed.
AFL Telecommunications, www.afltele.com
The outdoor enclosure for the FLASHWAVE 4100 extension shelf system spins for full 180Â° product access and is designed to enable carriers to quickly and cost-effectively deploy and maintain the equipment. The cabinet has the ability to convert AC power to DC power, has a small-form-factor design, and is suitable for outdoor applications. The enclosure is NEBS Level 3 compliant, UL Approved, and is part of the companyâ��s Network Life Cycle Services offerings.
Fujitsu Network Communications, www.fujitsu.com
Expansion propagation software
ModePROP 1.0 is a new Eigenmode expansion propagation package that accounts for both forward and backward propagation and radiation modes. The software is an addition to the RSoft Component Design Suite, an environment where all software tools share one common CAD interface. The software provides a rigorous steady-state solution to Maxwellâ��s equations that is based on the highly stable Modal Transmission Line Theory. A particular strength of this algorithm is the capability of a full vector analysis for general structures in 2D and 3D. ModePROP addresses applications including waveguide/fiber-based systems, surface normal couplers, plasmonic devices, filters, mode converters, and photonic bandgaps.
RSoft Design Group Inc., www.rsoftdesign.com
Two 10G EPON reference designs, the PAS8001 OLT and PAS9001 ONT, have been created for central office optical line terminals (OLTs) and premises optical network units (ONUs). The chip functions in each design will reside on a pair of FPGAs and will support asymmetric (10-Gbit/sec downstream, 1-Gbit/sec upstream) transmission along the lines of the specifications expected to be contained in the 10G EPON standard. The chips also support the XFI interface used with XFP optical transceivers. The devices offer auto-detect, standard encryption, and backwards-compatible dynamic bandwidth allocation and include optical transceivers.
PMC-Sierra Inc., www.pmc-sierra.com
The Virtex-5 offers designers using the XAUI communications protocol a reference design, XAUI protocol characterization report for GTP transceivers, access to Xilinx LogiCORE IP, and an eight-lane PCIe add-in card with CX4 connector development board. The FPGAs, with built-in endpoint blocks for PCI Express, Ethernet MAC, and 3.75-Gbit/sec RocketIO GTP transceivers, and numerous LogiCORE soft IP (including XGMAC and XAUI), are designed to provide a platform that enables implementation of a fully integrated and compliant device that has passed the UNH-IOL testing for the XAUI protocol.
Xilinx Inc., www.xilinx.com
The Radian System processes bare optical fibers and allows fibers to be polished at user-selectable angles for R&D applications and production. A real-time video system actively monitors the polishing process from start to finish. The inspection module permits in-line viewing of the polished fibers to ensure surface quality. Adapters are available for a variety of fiber types and diameters. PM fiber can also be aligned and polished in the system.
Krell Technologies, www.krelltech.com
Princeton Optronics is offering its technical services and manufacturing capability for outside customers. In addition, the company has laser and optical subsystems qualifications (Telcordia, Mil-Spec, etc.) capability, which is also being offered to outside customers. Services include laser modeling through in-house developed software; mechanical design using AutoCAD and SolidWorks; stress, modal, and thermal finite element analysis (ANSYS multiphysics and COMSOL multiphysics); optical analysis (Glad, Zmax); optical bench experiments; and rapid prototyping, as well as product qualification and failure analysis and production. The company has made tunable lasers for telecommunications in its manufacturing facility, as well as lithium niobate-based transmitters and transmit/receive modules. It has also manufactured packaged VCSELs and pigtailed edge emitter pumps in its facility for telecom applications.
Princeton Optronics, Inc., www.princetonoptronics.com
The G10342 receivers feature a high-speed response up to 11.3 Gbits/sec, making them suitable for high-speed data transmission applications such as SDH (STM-64 or SONET OC-192), 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE), and storage area networks. The receiver optical subassembly (ROSA) package is compatible with industry-standard 10-Gbit/sec miniature devices such as XMD-MSA and is suitable for use in XFP transceivers. The G10342 is designed to operate at a low voltage (3.3 V) and provides a differential output signal, which enables increased sensitivity and dynamic range for all 10-Gbit/sec applications.
Hamamatsu Photonics K.K., www.sales.hamamatsu.com
The Cannon PHD SuperLC connector features a small form factor and maintains the same high optical performance characteristics of a standard LC product while operating in severe environments. The connector is designed for military/aerospace, telecom service, and industrial data communications applications. The connector features a tunable optical cartridge that functions as a standalone optical element separate from the connector housing and accepts multimode or singlemode ferrules. The locking mechanism also prevents thermal stress of the latch at high temperatures. Crimp termination of the cable to the rear body ensures ease of use and quick field repair.
ITT Interconnect Solutions, www.ittcannon.com
New network interface devices (NIDs) are carrier-grade, Metro Ethernet Forum certified components designed for use in telco, cable, and utility networks to support copper-to-fiber, fiber-to-fiber, and copper-to-copper demarcation with fixed copper, fiber, or small-form-pluggable ports. The product line includes the 10/100M2 for 10/100 UTP to 100Fx fiber applications; 2FXM2 for 100Fx fiber-to-fiber applications; GX/TM2 for 10/100/1000 UTP to UTP and UTP to Gigabit Fiber applications; and 2GXM2 for Gigabit fiber-to-fiber applications. All four models provide fiber access for Carrier Ethernet services with MEF 9 and MEF 14 certified compliant demarcation and support IEEE 802.3ah specifications. The devices also support Iometrix cNode end-to-end fault detection and performance monitoring.
Omnitron Systems Technology Inc., www.omnitron-systems.com
The 1,550-nm SFP+ has a typical data rate of 10.3 Gbits/sec with a link budget greater than 15 dB. The transceiver is compliant with IEEE 802.3ae 10GBaseE, SFP+ MSA, SFF 8432 Rev3.2 (mechanical dimension), and digital diagnostic SFF 8472 Rev10.2. This RoHS-compliant transceiver consumes less than 1.5 W in the standard temperature operation range of 0Â° to 70Â°C. The RSPX0SER-ST5 10-Gbit/sec, 40-km reach SFP+ is a new addition to the companyâ��s SFP+ series, which includes the RSPX0SLR-ST3 10G, RSPX0SSR-ST1 10G, and RSP85SV2-ST1 8.5G devices.
OE Solutions Co. Ltd., www.oesolution.com
The 10-Gbit/sec small-form-factor, 300-pin tunable transponder offers customers a compact 2.2Ã�3-in. module that provides nearly a 60% reduction in surface area compared to a large-form-factor, 300-pin transponder while maintaining the same performance. The device is based on a 300-pin MSA and features full C- and L-band tunability. Available in both Â±800 psec/nm and 1,600 psec/nm, this product can operate at up to 11.35 Gbits/sec and has a minimum extinction ratio of 12 dB and low power dissipation. The transponder accommodates multiple optical sources for all optical components, including a tunable laser, lithium niobate modulator, and a receiver. The receiver can be configured as a PIN or APD and can include an integrated VOA.
Optium Corp., www.optium.com
The DCM-CB dispersion compensation module covers the full continuous C-band and enables any channel plan, bit rate, and modulation format, offering low loss and no latency. According to the company, it increases performance and efficiency, making it suitable for transmission over mission-critical networks. The module provides a small form factor compared to incumbent dispersion compensation technologies. The DCM-CB addresses next-generation DWDM systems with increased transmission capacity, which will benefit from the flexibility in channel spacing offered by the C-band coverage.
Proximion Fibre Systems AB, www.proximion.com
The Layered Services Management tool addresses the challenges of managing metro and regional networks. Its features were developed to augment the SN 9000 intelligent multiservice switch, a carrier-grade platform that integrates multiple functions, including low-order and high-order switching, add/drop multiplexing, advanced Ethernet services, and integrated optical transport, in a single system. The tool features flexible, partitioned views of pertinent multilayer service information, proactive alarming through intelligent correlation of network and service layer information, simplified troubleshooting to aid in identifying, diagnosing, and prioritizing performance issues, and improved visibility and control to maximize end-to-end capacity and resource utilization.
Sycamore Networks Inc., www.sycamorenet.com
The GPON Xpert passively records the communication between the OLT and ONTs and analyzes it according to the GPON standard. The analyzer does not contain a GPON protocol chipset and, therefore, analyzes the data independently without bias or limitations. The system records the communication, analyzes it in real-time or off-line, and then displays the content of data packets, commands, and signaling, as well as indicates deviations from the GPON standard. The system is compatible with the GPON protocols G.984.2, G.984.3, and G.984.4, and displays the content of the protocols and layers, such as Ranging, MAC, and OMCI, in a convenient and user-friendly GUI.
TraceSpan Communications Ltd., www.tracespan.com
New functionality for the T-BERD/MTS-8000 transport module combines 4G and 10G Fibre Channel test support with traditional transport test capabilities such as SONET/SDH, Ethernet, and OTN. The functionality is engineered to address the growing demands for installation and troubleshooting of Fibre Channel services in metro networks. New features include support for Layer 4 TCP simulation for troubleshooting next-generation Ethernet/IP services, Ethernet client testing capability for 11.05- and 11.1-Gbit/sec OTN networks, and support for the installation and troubleshooting of IPTV networks.
The IQS-600 modular test platform seamlessly integrates a wide range of optical, transport, and datacom test modules under a common, PC-based software environment. The system offers complete test automation capabilities to facilitate characterization of next-generation IP-based networks and subsystems, as well as active and passive components at transmission rates reaching 40 Gbits/sec. The platformâ��s open architecture enables users to run automation software and extensive protocol scripts without the assistance of an external computer, and it can monitor or troubleshoot test applications from a distance via remote access devices such as Java, VNC, Remote Desktop, or web browsers.
EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering, Inc., www.exfo.com
Carrier Ethernet switch routers
The 9700 Series of Carrier Ethernet switch routers provides 1,200 GbE ports per rack, or 120 10GbE ports. Initially, the system supports 40 Gbits/sec per slot, with the ability to scale up to 100 Gbits/sec per slot and 1 Tbit/sec per shelf in the future. The ShadeTree IP/MPLS control plane has been enhanced with features to enable the delivery of MEF services such as E-Line, E-LAN, and E-Tree along with the latest Ethernet OAM standards from IEEE and ITU. The 9200 Series complements the 9700 Series by providing Ethernet demarcation at the customer premises and cost-effective aggregation in the service providerâ��s access network.
ECI Telecom, www.ecitele.com
The wavelength blocker is designed for optical add/drop multiplexer (OADM) applications in next-generation optical communication networks. The internal optical block has no moving parts and the package is based on a hermetic sealing structure for high operational stability and long-term reliability. Other features of the subsystem include C-band or L-band operation at 100- or 50-GHz spacing, wide passband with flat-topped channel profile, channel-by-channel attenuation and blocking, and high extinction ratio. In addition to its application for reconfigurable OADMs, the device also can be used for network management (protection and restoration) and dynamic channel power equalization.
Santec Corp., www.santec.com
An optical device for FTTH bidirectional transmission has been developed and marketed under the SXT family. Modules include the GPON ONT diplexer, ITU G.984.2 Class B+ (SXT4472); the BOSA, IEEE802.3ah (SXT6030); and the GPON ONU triplexer, ITU G.984.2 Class B+ (SXT9241). The SXT4472 series corresponds with the burst mode signal that is required at GPON OLTs and is equipped with the reset terminal pin for responding to the burst signal within a very short period. The SXT4472 and 9241 series utilize in-house package technology. All of the optical devices are fully RoHS compliant.
Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd., www.sei.co.jp