OIF to Demonstrate 4 x 25G Multi-Vendor Interoperability at OFC/NFOEC

  OIF to Demonstrate 4 x 25G Multi-Vendor Interoperability at OFC/NFOEC

Largest Number of Demo Participants Testing & Enabling Next-Gen Technology for


Business Wire

FREMONT, Calif. -- March 4, 2013

The Optical Internetworking Forum is hosting a demonstration of multi-vendor
operation of the 4 x 25G chip-to-module application as defined in the
CEI-28G-VSR Implementation Agreement. The OIF's Physical and Link Layer
demonstrations will feature for the first time interoperability including both
CFP2 and QSFP28 optical modules. This is the OIF's third interoperability
demonstration of 100Gb/s channels and includes the largest number of
participating component suppliers. Also being tested for CEI-28G-VSR
interoperability are host ASICs and FPGAs with VSR SERDES, host PCB traces,
optical module connectors, and module retimers. These demonstrations will be
on display in Anaheim, March 19-21 at the OIF booth #2769.

“This demonstration of CEI-28G-VSR includes for the first time both CFP2 and
QSFP28 module form factors,” said Ed Frlan of Semtech and the OIF PLL
Interoperability Working Group chair. “By coming together these companies have
validated the existence of a vibrant ecosystem capable of delivering next-gen
100G solutions to market.”

The following companies are participating in the OIF Interoperability 2013;
Altera, Broadcom Corporation, Finisar, Fujitsu Optical Components, Inphi,
Luxtera, Molex, Oclaro, Semtech, Xilinx and Yamaichi Electronics. Various
equipment used during the testing includes host IC with VSR SERDES, host PCB
traces, optical module connectors, module retimers and optical transceivers.
Agilent Technologies Inc. and Tektronix, Inc. supply test equipment used in
the demonstration.

About the OIF

Launched in 1998, the OIF is the first industry group to unite representatives
from data and optical networking disciplines, including many of the world's
leading carriers, component manufacturers and system vendors. The OIF promotes
the development and deployment of interoperable networking solutions and
services through the creation of Implementation Agreements (IAs) for optical,
interconnect, network processing, component and networking systems
technologies. The OIF actively supports and extends the work of standards
bodies and industry forums with the goal of promoting worldwide compatibility
of optical internetworking products. Information on the OIF can be found at


Deborah Porchivina, 415-272-0943
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