Champion ONE offers Next Day Dense Wave DWDM 10G XFP transceivers

Third-party optical transceiver company Champion ONE has announced the immediate availability of its new Next Day Dense Wave (NDDW) 10G XFP optical transceiver product line. As the name implies, the NDDW line features next-day delivery from Champion ONE, which the company says enables service providers to turn up DWDM services quickly, rather than waiting 8 to 12 weeks for transceivers to be delivered.

Jul 13th, 2012

Third-party optical transceiver company Champion ONE has announced the immediate availability of its new Next Day Dense Wave (NDDW) 10G XFP optical transceiver product line. As the name implies, the NDDW line features next-day delivery from Champion ONE, which the company says enables service providers to turn up DWDM services quickly, rather than waiting 8 to 12 weeks for transceivers to be delivered.

The NDDW XFP MSA compliant modules are available in all of the standard ITU C-Band 50-GHz wavelengths. (While the transceivers are tunable, Champion ONE will deliver each module tuned to the requested wavelength. This helps customers who don’t have their own tuning equipment, according to a company source.) Targeted at metro Ethernet, mobile backhaul, and long-haul applications, the transceivers will support 10-Gigabit Ethernet transmission for LAN and WAN, SONET OC-192, and 10G Fibre Channel. They also support FEC (if enabled by the port).

The hot-pluggable XFP transceivers also feature digital diagnostics (DD), also known as digital optical monitoring (DOM). Network operators therefore can monitor real-time parameters of the XFPs, such as optical output power, optical input power, temperature, laser bias current, and transceiver supply voltage.

“Being able to turn up a DWDM circuit in a timely manner is a huge problem for service providers and we wanted to help solve that problem,” said Bob Cromleigh, Champion ONE director of sales. “As bandwidth demand continues to grow at an exponential rate and 10-Gbps services accelerate, the build out of DWDM networks is a trend that we don’t see slowing down anytime soon. As a result, our innovative NDDW solution will help our customers meet their growth targets, while allowing them to maintain the QoS standard that their customers have come to expect.”

Champion ONE says it also plans to add SFP+ transceivers to its NDDW family in the near future.

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