11 September 2012
Oclaro's 100 Gbps PM-QPSK coherent MSA module to enter volume production
Optical communications and laser component, module and subsystem maker Oclaro Inc of San Jose, CA, USA is entering its highly-integrated 100 Gbps PM-QPSK MSA transceiver module, the OTM-100, into volume production, to support growing customer demand. Recently, the Oclaro 100 Gbps coherent MSA transceiver module demonstrated a record-breaking 3,300km transmission distance on SURFnet's DWDM fiber infrastructure in Europe. Oclaro will showcase the OTM-100 module along with its complete line of 100 Gbps components and other high bit rate solutions at the ECOC Exhibition (stand #444), September 17-19, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Oclaro says it has already shipped more than a hundred OTM-100 coherent MSA transceiver modules for system integration and testing with customers located worldwide. OTM-100 is an OIF-compliant 100 Gbps PM-QPSK MSA transceiver module based on second generation DSP coherent technology from NEL (part of NTT Electronics Corporation). The module enables network equipment vendors to cost-efficiently build high performance 100 Gbps metro, regional, long haul, ultra long haul and submarine transport solutions. Utilizing Soft Decision Forward Error Correction (SD-FEC) and advanced DSP algorithms, the OTM-100 module improves reach, minimizes or eliminates the need for regeneration points, and simplifies network deployment rules, thereby reducing network infrastructure and operating costs, says the firm.
"The 100 Gbps transceiver market has really heated up in 2012 with vendors delivering the price and performance that will enable 100 Gbps networks to become a viable volume market opportunity," said Andrew Schmitt, directing analyst, Optical from market research firm Infonetics Research. "We expect annual deployments of 100G wavelengths to at least double and possibly triple in 2013, and the component companies that are best positioned to drive this market are vertically integrated suppliers that have the product breadth and manufacturing strength."
"Today's announcement demonstrates Oclaro's continued leadership in 100 Gbps optical networking and highlights our success in delivering highly integrated solutions with the functionality and performance that customers require," said Jim Haynes, president of Global Business at Oclaro, Inc. "The OTM-100 is a mature solution based on second-generation coherent DSP technology and delivers the performance, size and cost advantages needed for deploying 100 Gbps wavelengths in volume. The module is designed for rapid and easy system integration to enable our customers to bring 100 Gbps products to market fast and cost-efficiently. These strengths are clearly being validated by the industry as we continue winning new customers for the OTM-100 across the globe."
The OTM-100 100 Gbps PM-QPSK MSA transceiver module is expected to enter volume production at the end of September 2012.