The American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics) and Analog Photonics (AP) has released its AP SUNY Process Design Kit v2.5a (APSUNY_PDKv2.5a).
Optical Transmission Equipment
MACOM showcased its first complete chipset solution for 200G and 400G CWDM optical module providers servicing cloud data centre applications, at this year’s ECOC. It is designed to enable 200G modules at under 4.5W, and 400G modules at under 9W total power consumption, with a fully analogue architecture to ensure low latency and lower cost.
Coriant has introduced the Coriant Vibe X90 Programmable Packet Platform – the first in its Vibe series of carrier-class white boxes – designed to enable cost-efficient service aggregation from access to the core.
Described as a ‘key enabler’ of Coriant’s Hyperscale Carrier Architecture, the Vibe series will be able to provide the foundation for a disaggregated open networking solution or be added to a COTS white box-based disaggregated networking solution to enable/enhance specific network applications.
Optelian has introduced the MPX-9103 100G hardened (OSP compliant) muxponder, which is designed for 5G upgrades, remote business services access and fibre deep architectures where 10G service growth is paramount.
MACOM has introduced the MAOT-025402 CWDM4 transmitter optical sub-assembly as a part of its laser-integrated silicon photonic integrated circuit (L-PIC) solution for 100Gb/s CWDM4.
Ekinops has introduced two new flexible rate line modules – the PM 200FRS02 and PM 200FRS02-SF – that lower the cost of optical transport while improving network efficiency and flexibility. A major Spanish wholesale operator is one of the first customers to deploy this new solution.
PacketLight Networks has launched the PL-2000ADS, a 200G 1U multi-protocol multi-rate muxponder/transponder device for short-haul and encryption applications.
The new unit is designed for high-capacity optical transport in short haul, campuses, and access networks. With low power consumption and compact dimensions, the PL-2000ADS reduces the overall cost of providing these high-capacity links over shorter distances, according to PacketLight.
Optical transport equipment developer XKL has introduced the DarkStar Mux/Demux – Amplifier (DMD-A) optical utility appliance, which allows businesses to add capacity to their optical networks with ease.
The mux/demux combines wavelengths from a DarkStar DWDM optical transport platform onto the same fibre. A variety of filter options are provided including 48-channel or 96-channel mux/demux and 4-band or 6-band combiner filter, which can be configured for point-to-point or east/west nodes.
Cost and compatibility can make a compelling case for pushing 100Gb/s bandwidth over a single optical channel, both as individual links and supporting 400Gb/s Ethernet, finds Andy Extance
Robin Mersh takes a look at how the industry is creating next-generation optical access fit for 5G
Technological advances to aid the increasing demand for bandwidth, on the path towards the terabit network, should lead to optical signals that are flexible and adaptive, like water, argues Dr Maxim Kuschnerov and Dr Yin Wang