CFP2 advances to highlight JDSU ECOC activities

JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) (TSX: JDU) has announced a slate of new products and enhancements that will launch at the European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communications(ECOC) in London September 22-26. Several of these will focus on the CFP2 optical transceiver.

Sep 20th, 2013

JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) (TSX: JDU) has announced a slate of new products and enhancements that will launch at the European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communications (ECOC) in London September 22-26. Several of these will focus on the CFP2 optical transceiver.

For example, in the test and measurement arena, JDSU will highlight the use of its ONT platform for CFP2 design and evaluation requirements. The ONT supports development of CFP2 devices for all second-generation 100G challenges, as well as for CFP4 development based on 25/28G I/O, JDSU asserts. The company will introduce a dual-port CFP2 option for the ONT that JDSU says will offer the industry's highest density for full-featured 100 Gigabit Ethernet and Optical Transport Network (OTN) applications, offering up to 1.2 Tbps in a single instrument.

The company will augment these announcements with a CFP2 demonstration with Aliathon, a provider of OTN and SONET/SDH FPGA-based devices. The demonstration will show interoperability between Aliathon's 100G OTN (OTL4.4) technology and JDSU's ONT-100G CFP2 module using a Virtex 7 HT based FPGA development card.

Regarding the CFP2 module itself JDSU’s CCOP business unit will preview the first of its full suite of pluggable 100G modules. This includes a CFP2 LR4 module. The company also will show off technology to enable such modules, including TOSAs and ROSAs based on hybrid integration of JDSU’s planar lightwave circuit (PLC) and indium phosphide technologies.

Beyond the CFP2, the CCOP group will display a new tunable SFP+ optical transceiver with 1.5-W power dissipation. Elsewhere on Stand 406, visitors will find new TrueFlex Micro 1x9 and Micro 1x9 Twin wavelength-selective switch (WSS) products that JDSU expects to release during the first half of 2014. JDSU also will show its twin MxN WSS for colorless and directionless ROADM applications. This module is shipping now, JDSU says, and brings software-defined aspects to ROADM designs.

Not to be outdone, the test and measurement group also will offer new products outside the realm of the CFP2. On display will be a new high-resolution optical spectrum analyzer (OSA) for next-generation 400G flexible-grid Networks. The field portable, high-resolution unit enables spectral analysis at sub-GHz resolution bandwidth for 200G and 400G Nyquist WDM signals. JDSU also will unveil a new series of optical switches to improve the efficiency of optical lab and manufacturing test systems. These new units are intended to replace JDSU’s veteran SB and SC switches, and support the test switching demands of new 100G to 400G devices.

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