Delaire USA’s 8800 family of fibre-optic qualification test systems are designed to help verify the ability of high-speed optical network equipment to operate at the limits of cables defined by the 802.3 Ethernet standard. The latest addition to the product family allow full-duplex physical layer tests of 40 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet equipment.
CableLabs is spearheading efforts to develop a proposal that uses coherent optics to dramatically boost the capacity of hybrid fibre coaxial networks, reports Andy Extance
Systems vendors are using intelligent software to squeeze more performance from optical networks. Pauline Rigby reports on developments at OFC 2017