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Oclaro Samples 400G CFP8 PAM4-enabled Transceiver At OFC 2017

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Oclaro announces sampling of its 400G CFP8 transceiver for core routers/transport applications.

The 400G CFP8 leverages Oclaro's EML laser and receiver technology as a means of delivering higher data rates between high-end routers and optical transport systems. Oclaro will be showcasing a live demonstration of the CFP8 operating with 8 lasers at 50G PAM4 at the OFC taking place between 19-23 March 2017.

"By leveraging our PAM4-compatible laser technology with our wide-receiver bandwidth capability, we've been able to quadruple bandwidth in the CFP8, while still maintaining the same size as a 100G CFP2 solution," said Yves LeMaitre, President of Oclaro's Optical Connectivity Business Unit. "This is a significant achievement that will trigger the widespread deployment of high-bandwidth 400G optical interfaces based on PAM4 that can address the bandwidth constraints faced by data centres globally today."




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The Oclaro CFP8 is sampling today with volume production expected in the second half of 2017.


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