Effdon 100-Gbps CFP module supports 80 km

March 21, 2013
Optical transceiver vendor Effdon Networks has unveiled what it asserts is the first single-fiber 100G CFP optical transceiver to support 80 km reach.

Optical transceiver vendor Effdon Networks has unveiled what it asserts is the first single-fiber 100G CFP transceiver to support 80 km reach.

The extended reach obviates the need to pair routers and switches with separate DWDM systems to reach 80 km, lowering total cost of ownership by saving space, power, and equipment costs. Effdon says its CFP’s optical performance is comparable to 10G design rules, which enables seamless upgrade of 10-Gbps fiber-optic networks to 100 Gbps.

"To make 100G technology widely deployable it has to be at least comparable to today's 10 x 10G solutions in price, power, and density,” according to Eitan Efron, CEO and cofounder of Effdon. “But not less important, it must be backward compatible to the 10G networks and services out there in the field. There are millions of 80-km 10G ports out there that customers look to upgrade to 100G, but until today they had no practical way to do that without a truck roll. Today you plug in a single-fiber 10G module on your router or switch and get a direct router-router service over 80 km. Why should it be any different with 100G?"

Effdon says its “smart optics” technology, which has been in development for the last three years, enables the company to shrink a complete DWDM system into a CFP. "Simply add a 100G pluggable module to your router or switch and get a 100G of service, over 80 km, over a single fiber. No other external devices needed,” Efron concludes.

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