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One of the great challenges facing data communications is matching the silicon bandwidth with the face plate density. Today, switch silicon can process over 12 Tb/s. But getting this off the front panel at a reasonable density is a challenge. One direction is to move to faster Ethernet speeds. A great example of this is […]

The ONT family has established itself as the reference for module development and validation. This pedigree continues with our ONT-800 family covering both QSFP-DD and CFP2 pluggable digital coherent optics (DCO). Developing and validation of DCO has many new challenges and having a stable test and development environment is key to reliable product validation and […]

Pluggable coherent optics offer advantages in many areas. One of the biggest factors is electronic dispersion compensation. For DCI, traditional ‘direct detect’ systems needed a detailed pre-planned link with dispersion compensation ‘engineered in’. This is both expensive and challenging to deploy. Scaling and maintaining are complicated. Electronic dispersion compensation inside the DSP of coherent modules […]

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