7 September 2011

NeoPhotonics adds 40 and 80km SFP+ transceivers for high-capacity metro networks

NeoPhotonics Corp of San Jose, CA, USA, a vertically integrated designer and manufacturer of photonic integrated circuit (PIC)-based modules and subsystems for bandwidth-intensive, high-speed communications networks, has added new versions to its SFP+ transceiver product suite. The firm says that the additions enhance its existing portfolio of 6G SFP+ transceivers for Common Public Radio Interface (CPRI) and 10G SFP+ transceivers for 10G Ethernet and OC-192/STM-64 SONET/SDH transport.

The new SFP+ transceivers also address the ‘green’ transition in networking toward lower-power and smaller-footprint modules, which reduce overall power consumption in communication systems and support the increasing face plate port density needed to meet rapidly growing bandwidth demands. The SFP+ MSA allows for a maximum of 1.5W of power consumption per module without clock and data recovery (CDR), whereas the older XFP MSA allowed 3.5W (more than double the power) for an equivalent transceiver module. NeoPhotonics’ portfolio includes several versions that cover both 40km (ER) and 80km (ZR) reach and support various communication protocols.

“We are pleased to support our customers in their green efforts to reduce the power consumption and carbon footprint of their broadband networks, and to meet their growing needs for higher optical port densities on their equipment shelves,” says chairman & CEO Tim Jenks.

SFP+ transceivers without integrated CDR are designed to support 10G Ethernet transport and comply with IEEE 802.3-2005 and 802.3-2008. Transceivers with integrated CDR are designed to support OC-192/STM-64 SONET/SDH and comply with the ITU-T Recommendation G.709 for Optical Transport Network (OTN) at the OTU2 line rate. All of these transceivers are designed to meet Telcordia GR-468 CORE qualification requirements and cover the extended operating temperature range of –5ºC to +85ºC (E-Temp). Both RoHS5 and RoHS6 versions are available. The SFP+ ER and ZR transceivers are available in sample quantities.

NeoPhotonics is showcasing its new line of SFP+ transceiver modules — alongside its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) transceiver products and PIC-based products for 40 and 100Gbps — in booth T323 at the China International Optoelectronic Exposition (CIOE) in Shenzhen this week (6–9 September).

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