Source Photonics Demonstrates Multi-Vendor Interoperability of 400G &100G PAM4 Technologies

At OFC 2019

Source Photonics today announced it will demonstrate the interoperability of its latest 400G and 100G PAM4 based transceivers with industry partners at OFC 2019 from March 5-7.

Successful interoperability between optical transceivers and hosts is crucial to rolling out the next higher data rate connectivity. Multiple demonstrations at Source Photonics booth #4021 and at the Ethernet Alliance booth #4749 will show error-free traffic through a link involving traffic generators and OEM network equipment connected with Source Photonics’ optical transceivers.

The multi-vendor interoperability at the Source Photonics booth is joined by partner companies, Ixia and Viavi for test capabilities, as well as Edgecore, Quanta and Innovium for network equipment. The various links are enabled through several modules from Source Photonics’ 400G portfolio in QSFP-DD form factor such as the 400G-LR8 and 400G-DR4 and the 100G-FR QSFP28.

We continue to leave our mark on an ever-changing cloud scale networks ecosystem. Together with our partners in the industry, we aim to bring next-generation solutions to our customers and provide the high-speed connectivity they require,” said Manish Mehta, EVP of PLM and Sales at Source Photonics.

Ixia is proud to see our High Speed Ethernet K400 QSFP-DD solution consistently playing a key role in demonstrating multi-vendor interoperability. This live demo shows the rapidly maturing 400GE QSFP-DD based products in the ecosystem, from proven Ixia test equipment to optical modules to switches. The market place acceleration to adopt 400GE based on the QSFP-DD MSA form factor is well on its way,” said Nelson Murga, Senior Systems Architect, Ixia Solutions Group, Keysight Technologies.

Customers are experiencing explosive growth in data traffic and looking forward to aggressively deploying 400G in their networks. Innovium, a leading provider of low-latency, programmable 12.8T switch silicon with unmatched telemetry and power efficiency, is enabling customers to build the next generation of 100/200/400G networks,” said Amit Sanyal, VP of Product Management and Marketing at Innovium. “Innovium is excited to partner with Source Photonics to demonstrate interoperability of Source Photonics’ 400G QSFP-DD optics modules with Innovium’s industry-leading 12.8Tbps TERALYNX switch silicon.”