Designed for use in data centers and enterprise networks, ClearCurve ultra-bendable multimode optical fiber withstands tight bends at or below 10-mm radius with substantially less signal loss than traditional multimode fiber, the manufacturer claims. This new fiber allows designers, installers, and operators of enterprise networks to deploy optical fiber in more places by delivering the bandwidth benefits of optical fiber in a package that is easier to handle and install than copper. ClearCurve 50-micron multimode fiber meets or exceeds the OM3 industry standard for high-bandwidth, laser-optimized multimode fibers, as well as the proposed OM4 standard.
Corning Inc., www.corning.com
The new 10G Optical Ethernet Transport (OET) line card collapses multiple pieces of equipment into one WDM line card that offers multiplexing, electrical ROADM-like functionality, switching, and protection, thereby reducing capital expenditures and improving efficiency for all Ethernet transport applications, says the company. Additional features include a built-in Layer 2 switch that enables add, drop, multiplexing, pass-through, and ROADM-like functionality, which can be manipulated by the customer to be turned on or off as needed; dual 10G line-side support for sub-50-msec protection and internal pass-through; FEC-enabled 100-km line-side distances; a fully pluggable architecture with flexible SFP-based client side and XFP-based line side; and remote provisioning and management, which eliminates truck rolls. The OET line card is compatible with the company's existing GigaMux 1600/3200 optical transport system.
Complementing the company's existing Free Light family of tunable NRZ transponders, the new RZ tunable 10G transponder is designed for ultra-long-haul terrestrial and submarine applications. The new RZ transponder contains both a 10-Gbps widely tunable transmitter and a wideband receiver. The module, which was designed to work with 25% FEC, is compatible with the 300-pin MSA and I2C standard. The RZ transponder uses a widely tunable laser covering the entire C-Band.
The GX6155 Mach-Zehnder modulator driver IC was designed to improve manufacturability with the use of ceramic packaging. The ceramic package is more robust than the current generation of plastic packages, says the company, and is both RoHS-compliant and backward-compatible with non-RoHS (tin-lead, SnPb) soldering. The GX6155 footprint is equal to the company's existing iT6155 and other modulator drivers on the market, facilitating a fast design cycle. Applications for the GX6155 include 10-Gbps 300-pin transponders for long-haul and metro optical communication networks. The GX6155 is now shipping in full production.
The FO-MDA-40-25G-1 lithium niobate modulator driver is designed for use in 300-pin MSA transponders employed in DPSK long-reach 40-Gbps lightwave communication systems. It combines monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), developed specifically for modulator driver applications, along with proprietary fabrication techniques. The result is a three-stage modulator driver that produces an “exceptional” eye pattern and has a 3-dB bandwidth of 85 kHz to 40 GHz; gain of 29 dB; input and output return loss of 12 dB; RMS additive jitter of 550 psec; rise and fall times (20% to 80%) of 10 psec; and output power up to 8 Vpp with an input voltage of 450 mVpp, claims the company. The FO-MDA-40-25G-1 operates at a maximum data rate of 43 Gbps, features electronic eye-crossing control of 40% to 70%, and has variable amplitude from 0.5 to 8 Vpp.
SimpliFiber Pro, a replacement for the company's existing SimpliFiber product line, comprises four fiber platforms: the power meter, the multimode source, the singlemode source, and the FindFiber Remote ID sources. Each platform is available separately or in a number of kit configurations that also include passive optical or active video inspection microscopes, a visual fault locator, fiber-optic cleaning materials, and carrying cases. The SimpliFiber Pro Optical Power Meter and Fiber Test Kits enable a single technician to quickly perform tasks that previously required a two-person team, says the company. Additionally, the SimpliFiber Pro's ability to perform loss testing simultaneously at dual wavelengthsâ��and save both measurements into one recordâ��increases efficiency by cutting test times in half.
Fluke Networks, www.flukenetworks.com
The Noyes C850 is both a Quad Certification Tester and full-featured Quad OTDR/OLTS with a large transflective touch-screen display. Featuring single-mode and multimode OTDR capabilities that can be used to perform Tier 2 testing of fiber networks, the C850 includes integrated singlemode and multimode optical light sources, an optical power meter, and a visual fault locator. The C840 Quad Certification Tester includes both singlemode and multimode optical light sources, an optical power meter, and a visual fault locator. It can be used alone as a traditional power meter and light source to measure fiber loss or as a visual fault locator to find fiber breaks.