Oclaro Qualifies and Begins Production of Both 2km and 10km 100Gbit/s QSFP28 Client Side Transceivers

- Meet the CWDM4 MSA/CLR4 alliance and IEEE 100GBASE-LR4 optical interface specifications, and the IEEE 802.3bm CAUI-4 electrical interface specifications

- Enable mega scale data centers to transition from 40Gbit/s to 100Gbit/s on their existing single mode fiber (SMF) infrastructure without expanding footprint, cost or power consumption

- Provide path to delivering the bandwidth needed for high-performance computing, computer clustering and high-speed trading applications

Mar 16, 2016, 08:00 ET from Oclaro, Inc.

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCLR), a leading provider and innovator of optical communications solutions, today announced that it has now qualified and released to production both its 2km CWDM4 QSFP28 and 10km LR4 QSFP28 client-side transceivers designed for 100Gbit/s Inter-connections between switches within data centers in addition to conventional router and transport 100Gbit/s client side interfaces in core networks. By delivering low power consumption and high transmission performance quality through Oclaro's internal 1310 28 Gbit/s laser diode and lens-integrated receiver technologies, the CWDM4 and LR4 QSFP28 transceivers will enable data centers to transition to longer-reach SMF interconnections needed to support today's growing bandwidth demands.

"Oclaro has a proven track record of delivering leading-edge 100Gbit/s client transceivers to customers transitioning to higher-speed networks," said Yves LeMaitre, President, Optical Connectivity Business at Oclaro. "With our unique and proprietary 28Gbit/s laser diode and lens-integrated receiver technologies, we can now offer two flavors of single-mode QSFP28 optimized for datacenter topology and reach. Our goal is to provide data center operators with a reliable supply of 100Gbit/s transceiver solutions that support multiple standards while also ensuring low power consumption and high-transmission quality in a cost-effective small form factor."

"The availability of QSFP28 optics will be instrumental in spurring major growth for 100GbE in the data center market," said Vladimir Kozlov, Founder and CEO of LightCounting Market Research. "Our current forecast shows this market to be approximately $500 million by the 2018 timeframe and Oclaro is well positioned as a trusted supplier ready to meet this growing demand."

About the Oclaro CWDM4 QSFP28 Transceiver

The Oclaro CWDM4/CLR4 QSFP28 is designed to address the requirements of cloud data center operators that need to move to SMF at 100Gbit/s because mesh inter-connection between Leaf and Spine switches require connectivity of up to 2km over duplex single mode fiber. To facilitate that transition, the Oclaro CWDM4/CLR4 QSFP28 provides customers with a low-cost solution that features maximum 3.5W power consumption and high transmission quality through Oclaro's world leading uncooled 1310nm 28Gbit/s laser diode technology. Additional features of the CWDM4/CLR4 QSFP28 include the following:

  • Utilizes cost-effective integrated transmitter and receiver designs leveraging Oclaro's manufacturing experience gained as market leading supplier of single-mode 100Gbit/s client-side transceivers;
  • Leverages Oclaro's experience in 25Gbit/s electrical signal design for PCB, gold box, and flex circuits; and
  • Supports both the CWDM4 MSA and CLR4 alliance specifications to offer flexible solutions to our customers.

About the Oclaro LR4 QSFP28 Transceiver

The Oclaro LR4 QSFP28 transceiver delivers high-performance, ensures interoperability with existing CFP/CFP2 and CFP4 products, and supports OTU4 specifications by using Oclaro's in-house high-quality 28G laser diode technologies. Due to its narrower width and lower power consumption, the LR4 QSFP28 can support up to 18 100Gbit/s ports (36 ports with dual stack implementation) while also providing superior optical performance and transmission quality.  Additional features of the LR4 QSFP 28 include the following:

  • Takes advantage of Oclaro's world-class cooled 1310nm 28Gbps laser diode and lens-integrated receiver technologies covering  both IEEE LR4 and ITU-T OTU4 specifications, often referred to as "dual rate" performance;
  • Leverages Oclaro's proven track record in delivering volume 100Gbit/s LR4 transceivers; and
  • Ensures interoperability with existing installed base of CFP/CFP2/CFP4 LR4 products.

About Oclaro

Oclaro, Inc. (Nasdaq: OCLR), is a leader in optical components, modules and subsystems for the core optical, enterprise and data center markets. Leveraging more than three decades of laser technology innovation, photonics integration, and subsystem design, Oclaro provides differentiated solutions for optical networks and high-speed interconnects driving the next wave of streaming video, cloud computing, application virtualization and other bandwidth-intensive and high-speed applications. For more information, visit www.oclaro.com or follow on Twitter at @OclaroInc.

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