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2 March 2015

Oclaro ramps production of 100G LR4 CFP4 transceivers

Oclaro Inc of San Jose, CA, USA (which provides components, modules and subsystems for optical communications) is ramping up production of its 100G LR4 CFP4 client-side transceivers.

Oclaro says that, having previously delivered CFP and CFP2 solutions in high volume, the latest announcement reaffirms its commitment to deliver 100G pluggable MSA form-factor products to address the need for high-bandwidth connectivity for data-center and packet optical transport applications.

The 100G LR4 CFP4 enables high-end core router and packet-optical transport systems to quickly and cost-effectively increase their front-panel density to meet the higher bandwidth demands of data-center interconnects and network operators. These benefits are achieved through the transceiver's small-form-factor design and low power consumption, says Oclaro.

The CFP4 can deliver high-quality Ethernet and OTU4 data-rate performance while only consuming a typical 4W of power, which is equal to or better than other CFP4 solutions based on directly modulated laser (DML) technology, it is claimed.

The CFP4 is also backwards compatible with existing Oclaro CFP and CFP2 LR4 designs and leverages its proven indium phosphide (InP) 28G core electro-absorption modulated laser (EML) technology for what is claimed to be superior performance at both standard 100GbE and OTU4 data rates. The EML, together with Oclaro's own Lens-Integrated PIN Photodiode (LIPD) array, are vertically integrated out of Oclaro's wafer fab facility in Japan, enabling a cost-effective solution and shorter lead-time to customers, the firm adds.

"Oclaro not only has one of the broadest and most comprehensive CFP portfolios in the market, but it also has a proven history of delivering reliable and high-performance CFP MSA designs in volume production," says Yoshikazu Era, general manager, Oclaro Japan Module Division. "We will continue to deliver to our customers' leading-edge performance while offering the benefits of the smaller and power-efficient CFP4 transceiver so they can meet their market requirements for increased front-panel density, backwards compatibility and high performance at Ethernet and OTU4 rates."

The LR4 CFP4 transceiver is compliant with the 100G Ethernet (100GbE) 100GBASE-LR4 and ITU-T G.959.1 4I1-9D1F as well as the CFP4 MSA standards.

Oclaro's 100G LR4 CFP4 is now shipping to key customers and is expected to be in volume production in second-quarter 2015.

See related items:

Oclaro expanding manufacturing capacity for 100G client-side pluggable optics

Oclaro demos first 200G coherent CFP2 pluggable transceiver

Tags: Oclaro CFP2

Visit: www.oclaro.com

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