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26 March 2015

Molex and Oplink demo transmission and transport solutions

At the Optical Fiber Communication Conference & exposition (OFC 2015) in Los Angeles (24-26 March), high-speed fiber-optic interconnect firm Molex Inc of Lisle, IL, USA is featuring demonstrations of new products plus a product showcase of solutions for optical communications and networking applications.

MolexLive demonstrations include:   

  • QuatroScale zQSFP+ (QSFP28) 4 x 28G (100G) active optical cable (AOC) connected to a Molex Mid Board Optical Module (MBOM) 8 x 28G (200G). The new QuatroScale solutions are based on silicon photonics CMOS technology, which achieves the longest reach coupled with the highest reliability of any 28Gbps product on the market, it is claimed. QuatroScale 100Gbps zQSFP+ AOC and on-board module solutions run at low power consumption of 2W per 100G, but can reach up to 4km of distance. The demonstration showcases an optical link consisting of a zQSFP+ module on one end and an MBOM module on the other, with data passing between them at 25.78Gbps.
  • iPass+ (Mini-SAS) HD AOC, which delivers SAS-3.0, 48Gbps data rates over four lanes at 12Gbps each, with reaches of up to 100m. The fiber-optic cables complement existing copper iPass+ HD connectors and cables and provide an end-to-end solution for large-scale enterprise and data-center storage applications. The demonstration will showcase traffic at 12Gbps across the optical link.
  • RayXpress ROADM subsystem platform. The RayXpress platform is an end-to-end solution based on a wavelength-selective photonic engine and a Programmable Broadcast-Route-and-Select (PBRS) architecture that performs as a wavelength-selective cross-connect (WSX or WXC) while supporting the CDC add/drop ports. This subsystem features a different wavelength-selective core engine and additional in-house built-in key functional blocks of flexible grid OCM, OSC transceiver, amplifiers/amplifier array, fiber shuffle and multicast switches, as well as the turnkey circuit pack- or chassis-level integration capable of executing network interface protocols. PBRS-based RayXpress offers a complementary alternative in terms of savings on cost, space and power for the lower degree nodes found in the metro regional, enterprise, data-center and Cloud networking applications.
  • 4x28G DWDM CFP transceiver. The 4x28G DWDM CFP transceiver is based on NRZ modulation format, and direct detection with advanced digital signal processing to achieve transmission of 100Gbps data over 80km without external dispersion compensation. The strong digital signal processing also enables the use of low-cost mass-produced optical components and makes it an alternative to more complex coherent-detection-based product offerings. The 100Gbps DWDM CFP presents an economic solution for bandwidth-demanding inter-data center and metro optical networking applications, says Molex.

Tags: Molex QSFP+ AOC ROADM CFP Oplink

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