Acacia samples 100G coherent DWDM pluggable solution for edge and access

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Acacia Communications is sampling a new 100G coherent dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) pluggable solution designed to help service providers, carriers and cable operators meet growing bandwidth demands in edge and access networks.

Offered in the QSFP-DD form factor, the module was designed to provide a scalable traffic aggregation solution, as well as an upgrade path to migrate from existing 10G WDM networks to higher-performing 100G DWDM coherent links for new architectures in access networks, such as cable/fiber deep and 5G wireless X-haul applications. 

The new module leverages Acacia’s 3D Siliconization approach, which uses high-volume manufacturing processes and benefits from Acacia’s silicon photonics technology. The 100G coherent point-to-point and DWDM pluggable solutions were designed to meet the form factor, low power consumption and cost requirements that edge and access providers need to scale their networks in the future.