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OFC 2017 200/400GbE demo shows you how to pack more Ethernet bits/λ using OTU4 encapsulation over OTN

Next week at OFC 2017 in Los Angeles, Acacia CommunicationsOptelianPrecise-ITCSpirent, and Xilinx will present the industry’s first interoperability demo supporting 200/400GbE connectivity over standardized OTN and DWDM. Putting that succinctly, the demo is all about packing more bits/λ, so that you can continue to use existing fiber instead of laying more.

Callite-C4 400GE/OTN Transponder IP from Precise-ITC instantiated in a Xilinx Virtex UltraScale+ VU9P FPGA will map native 200/400GbE traffic—generated by test equipment from Spirent—into 2×100 and 4×100 OTU4-encapsulated signals. The 200GbE and 400GbE standards are still in flux, so instantiating the Precise-ITC transponder IP in an FPGA allows the design to quickly evolve with the standards with no BOM or board changes. Concise translation: faster time to market with much less risk.

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Callite-C4 400GE/OTN Transponder IP Block Diagram

Optelian’s TMX-2200 200G muxponder, scheduled for release later this year, will muxpond the OTU4 signals into 1x200Gbps or 2x200Gbps DP-16QAM using Acacia Communications’ CFP2-DCO coherent pluggable transceiver.

The Optelian and Precise-ITC exhibit booths at OFC 2017 are 4139 and 4141 respectively.

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