JDSU targets 100 Gbps at ECOC 2012

If you stop by the JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) (TSX: JDU) stand at the European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communications (ECOC) in Amsterdam September 17-19, you’ll find a lot of new advances related to 100-Gbps technology and applications, the company promises. Test in particular will be an emphasis.

If you stop by the JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) (TSX: JDU) stand at the European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communications (ECOC) in Amsterdam September 17-19, you’ll find a lot of new advances related to 100-Gbps technology and applications, the company promises.

Test in particular will be an emphasis. The company plans invitation-only demonstrations of what it asserts is the first instrument to be able to perform tests on 100G CFP2 modules. Using new capabilities, JDSU will show how the ONT-100G can enable component and system vendors to test both CFP2 and CFP4 modules.

Those without special invitations will be able to see JDSU’s 100G multichannel test capabilities for design verification testing of Optical Transport Network (OTN) applications. The offering performs tests at 32X the speed of previous instruments, JDSU asserts. The ability to test multiple Optical Channel Data Units (ODUs) simultaneously rather than the traditional sequential approach enables component and system vendors to exercise the switching capabilities of their 100G transmission products.

For the field, JDSU will unveil the first members of its new SmartClass Fiber Family of optical handheld tools. The portable test sets integrate automatic PASS/FAIL certification for fiber inspection and optical power measurements in a single instrument. The instrument makes field work test and certification fast and easy, JDSU says.

On the high-speed components and modules side, JDSU says it also will highlight modulators and receivers that are being shipped in volume for 40G and 100G network applications. The comany says it also now custom products for 40G and 100G modules. Speaking of high-speed modules, the company also will display its suite of client-side modules, including units in 40G QSFP+ and 100G CFP2/CFP4 form factors.

The company also will show off its agile network products. This includes a demonstration of interoperability between its tunable SFP+ optical transceiver and a standard fixed-wavelength device. JDSU also will show off the latest editions to its TrueFlex portfolio, including a twin 1x20 wavelength selective switch (WSS).

The company also will celebrate the fact that it has shipped more than 150,000 pump lasers to network equipment manufacturers that are used to power EDFAs.

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