Civcom touts 100-Gbps coherent tunable transponder

Israeli optical subsystems vendor Civcom says it will join such larger vendors as Oclaro and Fujitsu Optical Components in offering a 100-Gbps optical transponder. The company plans to take the wraps off of its widely tunable transponder at ECOC next week.

Sep 10th, 2012

Israeli optical subsystems vendor Civcom says it will join such larger vendors as Oclaro and Fujitsu Optical Components in offering a 100-Gbps optical transponder. The company plans to take the wraps off of its widely tunable transponder at ECOC next week.

The Civcom optical transponder uses dual-polarization quadrature phase-shift keying (DP-QPSK) with DSP-based coherent detection to support 100-Gbps data rates on a 50-GHz grid without the need for additional optical compensation to overcome chromatic and polarization-mode dispersion. (It also can support DP-DQPSK.) It has a dispersion tolerance range of ±40,000 ps/nm. The use of soft-decision forward error correction (SD-FEC) improves OSNR performance.

"Civcom remains ahead of its competition by using its vast R&D know-how and experience to provide market leading, competitive solutions for 100G coherent networks,” asserts Gabby Shpirer, CEO of Civcom. “100-Gbps coherent networks are expected to be the growth engine of the industry in the coming years. By introducing the 100G DP-QPSK, Civcom positions itself as a leader in the tunable transponder market.”

For more information on optical transponders and suppliers, visit the Lightwave Buyer’s Guide.

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