Having been first to market with a 100G coherent optical module in the OIF MSA form factor (see “Acacia Communications details 100-Gbps coherent optical module”), Acacia Communications looks like it also will be first to the starting line with a coherent CFP. The company says it is now sampling the AC100-CFP optical transceiver. The module features a metro-optimized DSP and a silicon photonics-based photonic integrated circuit that set the stage for further integration to create a digital CFP2 coherent optical module, according to Acacia President and CEO Raj Shanmugaraj.
Ciena Corp. (NYSE: CIEN) says it has added significant network intelligence and service automation capabilities to its optical transport platforms via its new WaveLogic Photonics hardware and software upgrades.
Optical communications IC specialist ClariPhy Communications, Inc. has unveiled the second member of its recently announced LightSpeed-II family of coherent silicon. The LightSpeed-II CL10010-Z system on a chip (SoC) is targeted for 100-Gbps CFP applications. It follows the 200-Gbps CL20010 (see “ClariPhy samples LightSpeed-II SoC for single-carrier coherent 200G”).